Born into a musical family in Lithuania, David Geringas studied at the Moscow Conservatory of Music with Mstislav Rostropovitch. In 1970 he won the First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and began his international career after moving to Germany in 1975. Geringas has performed world-wide with some of the leading orchestras and important conductors of our time. His discography, which now approaches 100 CDs, includes many that have been honored with important prizes.
For his championing of Lithuanian music and composers, David Geringas has received the highest awards of his homeland, including an honorary doctorate from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He was awarded the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (Order of Merit First Class) of Germany for his achievements as a musician and cultural ambassador for the country on the international musical scene.
A long-time teacher, Geringas is honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, has served as visiting professor at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music (among others), and regularly presents master classes at schools and music festivals around the world. His former students include Sol Gabetta, Jens Peter Maintz, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Johannes Moser and Tatiana Vassilieva. Geringas also appears regularly as a conductor.
Visit his website: www.david.geringas.de