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Name  David Geringas
Role  Conductor

Education  Moscow Conservatory
Children  Alexander Geringas
David Geringas David Geringas Cello Conductor Short Biography

Albums  Geringas plays Bach Plus
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David Geringas (Lithuanian: Dovydas Geringas; born 29 July 1946 in Vilnius) is a Lithuanian cellist and conductor who studied under Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1970 he won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. He also plays the baryton, a rare instrument associated with music of Joseph Haydn.


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David Geringas has performed as soloist with the greatest orchestras around the globe, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Czech Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, NHK Symphony and Israel Philharmonic, under such esteemed conductors of our time as Gerd Albrecht, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Myung-whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Lawrence Foster, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Jarvi, Kirill Kondrashin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Simon Rattle, Mstislav Rostropovich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Yuri Temirkanov, Klaus Tennstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas. He is a regular guest at several major chamber music festival and has a vast repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, much of which he has recorded, being awarded the Grand Prix du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy in 1989. He is a cello professor in Berlin.

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Important contemporary composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Pēteris Vasks and Erkki-Sven Tüür have dedicated new compositions to Geringas. In July 2006, Anatolijus Senderovas' composition "David's Song for Cello and String Quartet" was premièred in Kronberg – a dedication to Geringas's 60th birthday.

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David Geringas is one of the most versatile musicians of our time. The cellist and conductor has an unusually broad repertoire from the earliest baroque up to contemporary music. He was the first musician to play in the West works of the Russian and Lithuanian avant garde and many composers dedicated works to him. For his worldwide engagement for Lithuanian music and its composers he was awarded highest distinctions of his country. In October 2006 the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Köhler awarded the "Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (Federal Cross of Merit) to David Geringas for his overall efforts as musician and German Cultural Ambassador to the world music scene.

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Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, David Geringas studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1963 until 1973 with Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1970 David Geringas won the First Prize and the gold medal at the Tchaikovsky competition. In 2000 he took over a professorship of cello at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. Moreover, he is honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory. David Geringas also heads various master-classes all over the world for the up-and-coming musicians. His students are winners of prizes and awards of international competitions.

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Renowned composers of contemporary music dedicated works to David Geringas, thus the Concerto in Do by Anatolijus Šenderovas, being played by David Geringas for the first time in 2002 and being awarded the European Composers Prize in Berlin, the Cello Concerto by Ned Rorem, world premiere 2003 in the USA, the Cello Concertos by Vytautas Laurušas and by Vidmantas Bartulis, world premiere 2004 respective 2005 in Lithuania. A special event was the world premiere of Anatolijus Šenderovas' work "David's Song for Cello and String Quartet" in July 2006 in Kronberg which the composer had written on the occasion of David Geringas' 60th birthday.

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He has been teaching at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena since 2005.

David Geringas' concerts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Berner Symphonie-Orchester, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as his first performance with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at once being reinvited for 2007, belong among others to the highlights of the concert season 2005/2006. He was also guest at prestigious festivals in Germany, Great Britain and France this summer. In the season 2006/2007 David Geringas will give concerts among others with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim and the Galicia Symphony Orchestra. On the occasion of D. Shostakovich's 100th Birthday David Geringas is invited by the Tonhalle Düsseldorf to arrange and to head a weekend of several performances dedicated to the composer.


For about 50 CDs which David Geringas has up to now recorded he received a large number of distinctions, among them the Grand Prix du Disque for the recording of the 12 cello concerti by Luigi Boccherini. His extensive discography also includes many award-winning recordings such as the chamber music by Henri Dutilleux (Diapason d'Or) or the cello concertos by Hans Pfitzner (Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik).

  • Eli Zion – from St. Petersburg to Jerusalem Musik der Neuen Jüdischen Schule für Cello und Klavier Works by: Joseph Achron, Ernst Bloch, Sinowi Feldman, Solomon Rosowsky, Lazare Saminsky, Joachim Stutschewsky, Leo Zeitlin
  • Tschaikowsky-Variationen Tchaikovsky, Arensky David Geringas, conductor and cellist Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
  • J. S. Bach, 6 Suites for Cello (1995)
  • Bach (1989)
  • Bach (1989)
  • Quasi Improvisata (2003) Anatolijus Senderovas - Songs of Sulamite Sofia Gubaidulina - In Croce Lepo Sumera - Quasi Improvisata Eduardas Balsys - Habanera Ástor Piazzolla - Tanti Anni Prima, Oblivion, Hommage à Liège with Geir Draugsvoll, bayan
  • Mozartiana - Hommage à Mozart (1992) Mozart - Andantino for piano and cello, K.Anh. 46 Beethoven - Seven variations in E-flat major for cello and piano Helene Liebmann - "Grande Sonate pour Pianoforte et Violincelle" in B-flat major, Op. 11 Beethoven - Twelve variationa in F major, Op. 66 for cello and piano "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" from Mozart's The Magic Flute Joseph Wölfl - "Grand Duo pour Piano et Violoncelle" in D minor, Op. 31 Franz Xaver Mozart - From the Grand Sonata for piano and cello, Op. 19 with Tatjana Schatz, piano
  • Boccherini - 12 Concerti per il Violoncello (1988) Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, G 474 Concerto No. 2 in A major, G 475 Concerto No. 3 in D major, G 476 Concerto No. 4 in C major, G 477 Concerto No. 5 in D major, G 478 Concerto No. 6 in D major, G 479 Concerto No. 7 in G major, G 480 Concerto No. 8 in C major, G 481 Concerto No. 9 in B-flat major, G 482 Concerto No. 10 in D major, G 483 Concerto No. 11 in C major, G 573 Concerto No. 12 in E-flat, major Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto Conductor: Bruno Giuranna
  • Brahms - Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra, in A minor, Op. 102 (1989)
  • Solo for Tatjana (1997) György Ligeti - Sonata for cello solo Gerhard Schedl - from "Zwei Stücke aus der Schatz-Truhe" Viktor Suslin - Schatz-Island Krzysztof Meyer - Monolog Anatolijus Senderovas - Due Canti Pēteris Vasks - Gramata cellam Paul Hindemith - Sonata for cello solo, Op. 25, No. 3 Pablo Casals - Cant dell Ocells
  • Dvořák (2003) Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 Rondo in G minor, Op. 94, B. 181 Silent Woods, B. 182 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi
  • Ali Baba and the forty robbers (1997) Musical fairytale from the "Thousand and One Nights" Narrator: Manfred Steffen Music: Alexander Geringas Violin: Natalia Prishepenko Flute: Wolfgang Ritter Piano/song: Alexander Geringas Bass: Johannes Huth Drums: Martin Engelbach
  • Gubaidulina (2000)
  • Haydn (1994)
  • My recollections (2002) Vytautas Barkauskas - Suites de concert, Op. 98 Bronius Kutavicius - Rhythmus-Arhythmus Anatolijus Senderovas - Due canti with Tatjana Schatz-Geringas, piano Osvaldas Balakauskas - Dal vento Mindaugas Urbaitis - Reminiscences with Petras Geniusas, piano
  • Pfitzner (1993)
  • David Geringas * Tatjana Schatz (1994) Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata, Op. 40
  • - Moderato
  • Schnittke (1998–99)
  • Cello Sonata No.2
  • Piano Trios Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Piano Trio, Op. 24 Alexander Weprik - Drei Volkstänze, Op. 13b Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Trio, Op. 67 Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Violin Jasha Nemtsov, Piano
  • David Geringas * Tatjana Schatz (1994) Schumann Schubert Tatjana Schatz, piano
  • David Geringas * Tatjana Schatz (1993) Richard Strauss Cello Sonata, Op. 6 Romance in F Major Erwin Schulhoff - Cello Sonata, Op. 17 Tatjana Schatz, piano
  • Anatolijus Senderovas (2002) Concerto in Do Symphony Orchestra of the Lithuanian Academy of Music Robertas Servenikas, Conductor
  • Lepo Sumera (2003) Cello Concerto Musica profana Symphony No. 6 Estonian National Symphony Orchestra Paavo Järvi, Conductor
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür Symphony No. 3 Cello Concerto Lighthouse Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
  • Pēteris Vasks Cello Concerto String Symphony - Voices (Balsis) Riga Philharmonic Orchestra Jonas Aleksa, Conductor
  • Schostakowitsch - Schulhoff Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 14 with Gidon Kremer, Violin - Yuzuko Horigome, Violin - Kim Kashkashian, Viola Erwin Schulhoff - Sextet with Gidon Kremer, Violin - Philip Hirschhorn, Violin - Nobuko Imai, Viola - Kim Kashkashian, Viola - Julius Berger, cello Erwin Schulhoff - Duo for Violin and Cello with Philip Hirschhorn, Violin
  • Krzysztof Meyer (2006) Canzona für Violoncello und Klavier with Tanja Schatz, Klavier
  • Chamber music

    David Geringas is also a welcome guest at international chamber music stages. So Tatjana Geringas and Ian Fountain belong to his closest partners on the piano. In the season 2004/2005 David Geringas gave together with Ian Fountain a concert series entitled "Beethoven plus…" at the Philharmonie Berlin. He also works closely together with the Artemis Quartett, the Vogler-Quartett and the Bläserquintett of the Staatskapelle Berlin.


    To an ever-growing extent David Geringas has been engaged as conductor. Among others he conducted the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Kammerphilharmonie of the MDR Leipzig, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the chamber orchestra of the Wiener Symphoniker (Concert-Verein), the Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR, das Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica as well as orchestras in Lithuania, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico and Costa Rica. In February 2007 David Geringas will conduct for the first time the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, give his debut as conductor in China in the 2007/2008 season and will be guest again in Japan.

    For his first CD recording as conductor he received the 'Choc de la Musique' of the music review 'Le Monde de la Musique'.

    Since 2005 David Geringas has been Chief Guest Conductor of the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra.


    David Geringas plays a G. B. Guadagnini cello made in 1761.


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