LITHUANIAN ENSEMBLE NETWORK is a professional Contemporary Music organization connecting professional ensembles, soloists and conductors. Vykintas Baltakas directs L’ENsemble as an open platform where creative ideas can be professionally realized and as a united ensemble – LENsemble.
L’ENsemble consists of: the Chordos String Quartet, Kristupas Wind Quintet, Kaskados Piano Trio, Vilnius Brass Quintet, accordionist Raimondas Sviackevičius, pianist Rima Chačaturian, composer and singer Rita Mačiliūnaitė and others.
LENsemble is working with established institutions of contempo- rary music in Lithuania and abroad, such as the Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre, Lithuanian Academy of Music and theatre, Goethe-Institut Vilnius and Karsten Witt Musikmanagement Berlin. LENsemble is a positive presence in the international contemporary music scene.
LENsemble is proud about its performances at the WDR (2009), at the Ruhr European Capital of Culture (2010), Ultraschall Festival Berlin (2013), its recordings for Kairos, Megadisc Classics, Deutschland Radio Kultur, WDR, Lithuanian Radio and Television.
In 2011 LENsemble started the concert series Composers of our time, featuring the influential international and lithuanian composers. The Composers of our time are supported by the Lithuanian cultural support foundation, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Goethe Institut Vilnius and the Lithuanian Composers’ Union.
Vykintas Baltakas, artistic director / conductor