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Anton Lukoszevieze

Anton Lukoszevieze, cellist and inter-disciplinary artist, is one of the most diverse performers of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music, as well as his use of the curved bow (BACH.Bogen).

Anton has premiered and commissioned new works for cello by a multitude of contemporary composers, including Christian Wolff, Amnon Wolman, Kunsu Shim, Laurence Crane, Richard Ayres, Phill Niblock, Jennifer Walshe, Claudia Molitor, Rytis Mažulis, Arturas Bumšteinas, Ričardis Kabelis, Juste Janulytė, James Saunders, John Lely, Tim Parkinson, Peter Eötvös, Egidija Medekšaite, Joseph Kudirka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Michael Winter and Reinhold Friedl.

Lukoszevieze has given many performances at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA. He has also performed concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances with contemporary vocal ensemble Exaudi and King’s College Choir, Cambridge.

In 2003 Deutschlandfunk, Berlin produced a radio portrait of him. Anton is the subject of seven films by the renowned artist-filmmaker Jayne Parker. In addition he acted and performed in three films by the artist Beatrice Gibson. His compositions have been performed by Apartment House, Exaudi, Rhodri Davies, Lucia Mense, Mark Knoop, Musica Nova, Tel Aviv and An Assembly.

From 2005-07 he was New Music Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard Gallery. In 2009 he was awarded the Millennium Star medal, for services to Lithuanian culture, by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2012 he was awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for outstanding contribution to chamber music. From 2003-14 he was a member of Zeitkratzer and in 2008 made his contemporary dance debut with the Vincent Dance Company in Broken Chords, Dusseldorf. He is the founder and Director of Apartment House.