Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra “Trimitas”
The State Wind Orchestra “Trimitas” is a universal collective playing classical, contemporary, sacred, stage and jazz works. In collaboration with famous Lithuanian and foreign artists, composers and conductors, Trimitas performs works of both world and Lithuanian composers. Trumpet has performed with audiences in Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Iceland, China. He has recorded 12 records, 9 audio tapes, 9 CDs, and over 200 tracks for Lithuanian radio foundations.
The most famous Lithuanian wind orchestra of all time in 1957. was founded by the composer and conductor Vitas Žilius as a music collective of Vilnius Central Culture and Recreation Park. The revolutionary year for the orchestra was 1964, when maestro Romas Balčiūnas, known as the soul of the “Trimitas”, joined the orchestra’s conductor’s console for more than four decades. Theatrical parades with choreographic elements, show elements, and established classics have become the “business card” of his orchestra. 2009 chief conductor’s batuta was taken over by Ugnius Vaiginis.
During various periods the orchestra was conducted by Viktoras Aleksa (1961-1964), Ramutis Balčiūnas (1964-1977), Mindaugas Tamošiūnas (1977-1983), Lionginas Chiapas (1983-1987), Rimantas Pašiūnas (1987-1992). Romualdas Petraitis (April-November 1992), prof. Algirdas Budrys (1992-2004), Romualdas Barvainis (2004-2013), David Staponkus (2013-2018). Starting in 2018 the orchestra is led by prof. dr. Antanas Kučinskas.
Today’s Trimitas breaks down the stereotype of a band marching on the street and engages in collaborations of various genres with theater, dance, film, video art, initiating and commissioning new compositions, implementing music publishing, educational projects, conductor seminars and more.
Flutes, oboes, basson
French horns, tubas