Donatas Prusevičius

The works by Donatas Prusevičius are marked by rationalism and a creative employment of contemporary compositional methods. The composer applies the principles of polyphonic thinking, serialism in an original and individual way. Prusevičius writes predominantly chamber music for various instrumental combinations. Prusevičius' favourite genre - string quartet.

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Biography

Donatas Prusevičius (b.1966) in 1986-1987 studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music with Vytautas Laurušas, in 1988-1992 - in the Composition Class of Osvaldas Balakauskas. In 1993-1994 took master classes with Krzysztof Meyer in the Cologne Musikhochschule. In 1994-1997 lived and worked in Torun, Poland.

His compositions are constantly performed at various festivals of contemporary music in Lithuania: Jauna muzika (1993, 1995, 1996, 1998) and Gaida (1998) as well as abroad - in Moscow (1990), Cologne (1993), Copenhagen (1994), Poznan (1990).

The works by Donatas Prusevičius are marked by rationalism and a creative employment of contemporary compositional methods. The composer applies the principles of polyphonic thinking, serialism in an original and individual way. Prusevičius' favourite genre - string quartet, where he juxtaposes a 12-tone series with the complexes of Lithuanian polyphonic songs sutartinės (No.3) and a 6-tone complex (No.5); in Quartet No.4 he juxtaposes various tone-rows and rhythms. In 1997 the latter string quartet won the Third Prize at the Competition for chamber string works arranged by the Music Fund of the Composers' Union.

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