RESULTS OF THE II JUOZAS PAKALNIS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

On June 15–21, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre hosted the II Juozas Pakalnis International Competition of Wind and Percussion Instrumentalists. According to the initiator of the festival prof. dr. Robertas Beinaris, Juozas Pakalnis Competition is the only international event of such scale in Baltic countries. 

Prof. Robertas Beinaris, Christoph Schnaithmann, assoc. prof. Rimantas Valančius, lect. Marius Balčytis (c) Kazys Daugėla

Over 50 musicians from 17 countries took part in the Juozas Pakalnis Competition. 

The results of the competition are as follows:

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

1 prize – Sorie Bangura (France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evhput9vx6k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOHrwQ-tX2I&feature=youtu.be
from 02:10 min to 25:00 min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCzyM41G848&feature=share

2 prize – Louis Quiles (France)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znPGh3-Funw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DSimpCD3fA 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMucHq1tnQs
from 01:04:22 onwards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCzyM41G848&feature=share

Albinas Gražulis (tenor trombone) and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conductor Modestas Barkauskas (c) Kazys Daugėla

3 prize – Masayuki Niino (Japan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOQbX5D4FUg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kT0mw14OqI&feature=youtu.be
from 34:47 min to 54:20 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCzyM41G848&feature=share

Jury: Assist. Modestas Barkauskas (Lithuania) – chairman, Prof. Linda Maxey (USA), Lect. Tomas Kulikauskas (Lithuania), Pavel Giunter (Lithuania), Lect. Sigitas Gailius (Lithuania) – secretary of the jury.

FRENCH HORN

3 prize – Maris Evelons (Latvia)
from 41:30 onwards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG17O8oi20k&feature=share

First degree diploma – Artūrs Krūminš (Latvia)
from 04:32 min to 22:17 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG17O8oi20k&feature=share

First degree diploma – Dariusz Dinh Thieu Quang (Poland)
from 22:45 min to 40:50 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG17O8oi20k&feature=share 

Jury: Assoc. Prof. Egidijus Stanelis (Lithuania) – chairman, Assoc. Prof. Igor Szeligowski (Poland), Assoc. Prof. Gatis Evelons (Latvija), Lect. Paulius Lukauskis (Lithuania), Assist. Indrė Kuleševičienė – secretary of the jury.

Assoc. prof. Rimantas Valančius, prof. Robertas Beinaris, Lina Šatkute, Thomas Bousquié, lect. Marius Balčytis, Kévin Roby, Eirik A. Devold, prof. Niels-Ole Bo Johansen, Audrius Stasiulis, Justė Jankauskaitė (c) Kazys Daugėla

TENOR TROMBONE

1 prize – Kris Garfitt (UK)
from 24:00 min to 39:00 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zc13eYj1uI&feature=share

2 prize – Jaroslaw Meisner (Poland)
from 55:50 min onwards  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zc13eYj1uI&feature=share

3 prize – Christoph Schnaithmann (German)
from 40:30 min to 54:52 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zc13eYj1uI&feature=share

First degree diploma – Albina Gražulis (Lithuania)
from 07:40 min to 22:51 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zc13eYj1uI&feature=share

BASS TROMBONE

2 prize – Kevin Roby (France)
2 prize – Thomas Bousquié (France) 

Jury: Assoc. Prof. Rimantas Valančius (Lithuania) – chairman, Prof. Eirik A. Devold (Norway), Prof. Niels-Ole Bo Johansen (Denmark), Lect. Marius Balčytis, Audrius Stasiulis – secretary of the jury.