Pavel Giunter, percussion

Pavel Giunter is the most influential and recognized percussionist in Lithuania and a member of the Lithuanian Association of Percussionists. As a prominent force of innovation, he founded Giunter Percussion in 1995 – the first percussion ensemble of its kind in Lithuania. He is also a leading soloist and studio musician performing a wide range of music from classical to modern, world and jazz. Giunter has premiered many contemporary works, some of which are dedicated to him.


Giunter began his career as a professional musician at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1989 he was appointed as the principal percussionist at the Lithuanian State Symphony, where he currently serves. With this orchestra he has toured many European and Asian countries. He has performed with top conductors such as Gintaras Rinkevičius, Yurij Simonov, Leonid Grin, Dennis Russell Davies, Dmitrij Alexeev, Jansug Kakhidze, Vladimir Ziva, Marco Armiliato, Murry Sidlin, Saulius Sondeckis among others. He has participated in special projects with the Lithuanian quartet, the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony and the Lithuanian Chamber orchestras. As a soloist he has performed at the Gaida contemporary music festival in Vilnius, the international New Music Festival in Riga, international percussion festivals in Warsaw and Lodze (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Helsinki (Finland), Berlin and Osnabruck (Germany), Novy Sad (Serbia) and the ArtGenda festival in Denmark.


Giunter gave a highly successful performance at the Royal Concert Hall in London that was broadcast by the BBC as Listeners Choice. One of the latest projects he organized was the Percussion Fiesta with such percussion stars as Nebojsa Zivkovic, Linda Maxey, Michael Udow and Frederic Macarez.



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Ex Tenebris Lux

Pavel Giunter, percussion

Rokas Vaitkevičius, cello

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Karolis Variakojis, conductor

ODE 1403-2

Released 06/2022

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