Martynas Levickis’ first encounter with the accordion took place when he was barely three. He currently holds a Bachelor graduate degree at London’s Royal Academy of Music.
To date, the performer is the laureate and prize-winner of over 30 competitions. Back in his time spent studying in London, the performer had the opportunity to participate in various musical projects, collaborating with the BBC Concert and the Birmingham City symphony orchestras, working with conductors Ch. Hazelwood and V. Gergiev. He also gave solo appearances at the H. Purcell, Queen Elizabeth, Kings Place, Tate Gallery, Wigmore, and Royal Festival concert halls.
Following his success in the television competition Lithuania’s Talents, M. Levickis has tried to introduce as wide an audience as possible to accordion music, so his repertoire is particularly broad – ranging from Baroque to popular music. In 2013 M. Levickis signed a contract with The Music and Media Partnership management agency. The Lithuanian became the first accordion player in the world whose album was released by Decca Classics. His album that came out in 2013 titled Martynas was the most sought after classical music album in Great Britain. In 2013 awarded him the Young Creator’s Prize, and in the Global Lithuania awards for bringing renown to Lithuania’s name, M. Levickis received the title World Lithuanian 2013.
On TEDxVilnius stage Martynas will be accompanied by SinChronic. A young quartet consisting of four contradicting characters, bound by a musical philosophy made up of similar ideas and inspiration. Kristina Morozova and Giedre Zarenaite (violins), Vytenis Lisauskas (viola), Igne Pikalaviciute (cello) decided to put together the ensemble in 2013 while getting together for a concert with Martynas. Their diverse repertoire evolves from splendid baroque pieces to the hits of today’s pop music, aiming to target the chamber music scene with a new, fresh, clean and synchronically principled attitude.