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Vytautas Lukočius, taiteellinen johtaja

How many concert halls I visit in a year?
Take a guess?
And how many places conductor feels like at home?
One! And yes, my home, it is here in Lappeenranta.

Rachmaninoff as he was living and preforming in US, was missing home and could not write his best music there, as he was home sick.

Only when he came to Europe he got energy for composing again, and when I come here I feel home and creative.

I am excited to share and talk to you.

Vytautas Lukočius on valmistutunut sekä Vilnan konservatoriosta pianistina ja kapellimestarina että Sibelius-Akatemian kapellimestariluokalta, jossa hänen opettajanaan on ollut mm. akateemikko Jorma Panula. Hän on opiskellut myös Moskovan Tshaikovski-konservatoriossa. Vuonna 2006 Lukocius voitti 3. kansainvälisen Jorma Panula -kapellimestarikilpailun. Lukočius on johtanut lähes kaikkia maamme ammattiorkestereita sekä toiminut Liettuan valtiollisen sinfoniaorkesterin ja Klaijpeidan teatterin kapellimestarina.

Vytautas Lukočius
Taiteellinen johtaja
Artistic director

Kapellimestarin terveiset



I am proud to be part of orchestra society which has one of the oldest history in Finland together with Helsinki, Turku and Mikkeli orchestras. Orchestra has survived two wars, crisis and different struggles in difficult times. Even now we are getting challenges and trying to solve them in best way in this incredibly fast-changing world of technologies.

I have strong believe, that European music with 500 years history, or more, will survive and go to the future, comparing to the other contemporary products of our days like information technologies, mobile phones, even electricity. Those wonderful innovations come up and collapse so fast, that, in order to be „modern“, you must run after them. But while running after these modernizations we forget our human nature –to love and be loved! Lappeenranta city orchestra musicians, me and music we play for you will share these exciting feelings and love, which are encoded in the scores of Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and, many others.

Come and celebrate with music and us our 110years anniversary!

Su tikėjimu sėkme!
With believe in success!