The music of the young Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas has been performed by Kristjan Järvi, David Geringas, Daniel Hope, Lidia Baich, Roman Patkoló and Sergei Nakariakov, amongst others, in concert halls such as Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Tonhalle (Zurich), Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg) and Théâtre de Champs Elysées (Paris). It has also been included in music festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Beethovenfest, Kissinger Sommer, Merano, Young Euro Classics, Odessa Classics and others, and it has been broadcasted and covered by Mezzo TV, Arte TV, BR Klassik, Classic FM, The Violin Channel, The Strad and The Gramophone. His original works and arrangements have been released by Naïve Classique and Deutsche Gramophone labels, with scores published by Peermusic.
When Gelgotas was nineteen he founded his own ensemble called New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO), with which he performs his own music regularly at prestigious festivals and concert halls all over Europe, as well as in the United States and Asia. Critics point to his “breadth of views, depth, freedom, courage and, most importantly, openness” (N. Rogozhina, russculture.ru) as well as his unique and highly attractive musical language based on modern, multi-stylistic influences that combine austere, melodic beauty with a stunning rhythmic drive. His music is also often regarded as captivating for a new and younger audience of classical music.