AUGUSTA ZUOKĖ (violin, concertmaster)
JULIJA ANDERSSON (violin, viola)
DALIA SIMASHKA (violin, viola)
AGATA URSUL (violin)
IVETA JANULYTĖ (violin, NICO Scholar)



GEDIMINAS GELGOTAS (composer, piano, voice)
NICO Ensemble constantly takes the stage of leading classical and contemporary music venues and festivals across Europe, Asia and the United States, reaching new and young audiences of classical music with their highly attractive, captivating and original performances. NICO concerts are based on the unique blend of classical and pop-rock music culture, reinventing the visual component of music performance and updating it into something entirely new. For those who may think ’new music’ means something austere and inaccessible, the experience of NICO Ensemble performing live will prove otherwise.
NICO Ensemble (NICO - the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra) was founded by one of the most recognised young Baltic composers Gediminas Gelgotas back in 2006 and his music makes up the majority of the repertoire performed by the ensemble. Gelgotas'  mesmerising musical language, based on multiple contemporary influences,  a nowadays rare, almost cinematographic  mastery of melody and a stunning rhythmic drive,  as well as his vision of integrating minimalistic choreographic details into performances while the musicians play music by heart, using non-traditional string instrument techniques and voices is what creates the exciting concert experiences that are reinventing the borders between the experimental, the minimal, the contemporary and more popular, mainstream music forms. 

It is amazing how NICO makes their music so accessible and entertaining, turning themselves into the modern classical music equivalent of rock stars.

- Emmy Award Winning Producer Jud Newborn
The ensemble continues making their appearances at the prestigious concert venues and festivals, including performances in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Tonhalle in Zürich, Grand Theatre in Aix En Provence, Lithuanian National Philharmonic and elsewhere. NICO already performed in such concert halls as Leipzig Gewandhaus, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Usedomer, Elverum and Vilnius music festivals, collaborated with famous musicians, such as Ole Edvard Antonsen, Sergej Nakariakov, David Geringas, Kristjan Järvi, Mari Samuelsen, Avi Avital, Ksenija Sidorova, Roman Patkolò, Janusz Wawrowski among others.