New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO is a string ensemble known for their captivating and original performances. Playing from memory and mixing classical and pop idioms with non-traditional string instrument techniques the NICO creates sublime, ethereal and energetic musical experience.
“G. Gelgotas has a very unique and compelling compositional voice.”
Composer – Terry Riley
"You are very original, wonderful performance!" - Laurie Anderson after hearing NICO.
NICO opened their XIIIth concert season at the prestigious Usedom Music Festival in Germany joined by cellist Vytautas Sondeckis.
In the last few months NICO performed for Dalai Lama and Pope Francis in Vilnius.
Gediminas Gelgotas and NICO closed their XIIth concert season with Mari Samuelsen at Midsummer Vilnius festival.