Stasys DOMARKAS

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Mr. Domarkas graduated from the faculty of symphonic conducting of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatoire in 1967. Together with such famous conductors as V. Georgiev, J. Temirkanov, he was one of Professor Musin's students. He had been Head Conductor at Kaunas Music Theatre for twenty years. After having conducted at Bolshoy Opera and Ballet Theatre of Byelorus for two years Mr. Domarkas returned to his former work in Kaunas in 1993. He has been stage manager of Kaunas Music Theatre since 1995. In the same year his Symphony Orchestra of the Minor Lithuania started its concert activities.

Throughout his creative career Mr. Domarkas has worked with more than 30 plays, many of which are by Lithuanian authors. He conducted the following plays: "Šviesos baladė" ("The Ballad of Light") by A. Rekašius (got an award in 1970), "Gražina" by J. Karnavičius, "Don Žuanas arba meilė geometrijai" ("Don Juan or Love for Geometry") by A. Gorbulskis, "Kupriukas muzikantas" ("The Bent Musician") by A. Belazaras, "Pagramančio šnekučiai" by A. Bražinskas, and "Darbas ir duona" ("The Labour and the Bread") by G. Kuprevičius. The latter's opera "The Prussians" continues the list of Lithuanian works.
Mr. Domarkas conducted symphony orchestras in Russia, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Holland.


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