Celebrated Lithuanian composer Anatolijus Šenderovas has passed away – aged 74.
A graduate of the Lithuanian State Conservatory, Tel Aviv Rubin Music Academy and the St Petersburg Rimsky-Kosavkov Conservatory, he will be remembered as one of the most accomplished Lithuanian composers of all time.
His major works included 3 symphonies and 2 cello concertos – and his 2001 ‘Cantus’ for Solo Violin – written in memory of luminary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz.
Throughout his lifetime he was honored with an Order of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas Cross, the Lithuanian National Prize – and the World Intellectual Property Organization‘s prestigious composer’s accolade.
Our condolences are with Mr Šenderovas’ family, friends, colleagues and students.