Pitrenas, Modestas - Conductor

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Pitrenas, ModestasConductor
Pitrenas, ModestasConductor
Pitrenas, ModestasConductor


Modestas Pitrenas is one of the most successful Lithuanian conductors of the younger generation.
He has already established himself internationally through his extensive symphonic concert activity as well as opera conductor. He made his debut with Mozart's "Magic Flute" at the Cologne Opera, performed at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the National Opera in Warsaw, the Aalto Theater Essen, the Stuttgart Opera, the Finnish National Opera Helsinki, the Theater Basel.
Former Chief Conductor of the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania and former National Music Director of the Latvian National Opera in Riga, is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius. Since the 2018/2019 season, Modestas Pitrenas is principal conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and the Theater St.Gallen.
Pitrėnas has studied at the Mozarteum and has graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music twice – choir (1997) and symphony conducting (under prof. J. Domarkas, 2003). He continued his studies for licentiate in music in 2002-2004 and participated in seminars and master courses held by famous conductors, among them E. P. Salonen, J. Panula, H. Rilling.
He has released over 10 choral, symphonic and opera CDs.
In recognition of his interpretation of the classical and contemporary Lithuanian music, he was awarded the Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Prize in 2012.