The uniqueness of NICO concept is highly determined by Gelgotas' musical language itself, in which the classical music idiom is mixed with light hints and influences of popular music. Composer's vision of integrating minimalistic choreographic details into performances while the musicians play music by heart, using non-traditional string instrument techniques and voice, all of it combined is what creates the exciting concert experiences, that are reinventing the borders between experimental, minimal, contemporary art and more popular, mainstream music forms. Their shows also often incorporate stunning transcriptions of most beloved classical works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart, as well as new music of other minimalists such as Riley, Glass, Tavener, Pärt, Richter and others. When listening to NICO, you may want to turn inward and meditate, or just get up and dance - the effect is mesmerizing, and the result is inspiring to all ages.

Their recording session took place at the prestigious Real-World Studios in United Kingdom, Paramount (Los Angeles), Metropolis (London), Peermusic Classical (Hamburg) studios and released by Peermusic Classical. NICO collaborates with such performers as Kristjan Järvi, David Geringas, Roman Patkoló, Mari Samuelsen, Avi Avital, Ksenija Sidorova, Kiril Troussov, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Alexey Botvinov, Janusz Wawrowski among others.

PRINCIPAL MEMBERS

AUGUSTA ZUOKĖ (violin, concertmaster)
JULIJA ANDERSSON (violin)
DALIA SIMASHKA (violin, viola)
AGATA URSUL (violin)
LIUDVIKAS SILICKAS (cello)
POVILAS PAUKŠTĖ (cello)
AUGUSTINAS SOKALSKI (cello)

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

GEDIMINAS GELGOTAS (composer, piano, voice)

 

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