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Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota (1976) is described as charismatic and multitalented artist - singing violist, concert host, composer, teacher and organizer of international music projects.

He has played concerts in 30 countries. 

Povilas is an unusual artist. He plays viola, sings and sings while he plays viola. 

  In his concerts audience can experience programs consisting of music, visual art or poetry.


Povilas is:

 a board member of Norwegian Viola Society,

a member of The Norwegian Society of Soloists,

Artistic Director of  Norwegian Viola Festival

Artistic Director of concert series “Toner og Tanker på Malerhjemmet”,

former Artistic Director of Asker Chamber Music festival.

a member of Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists,

instructor of International Viola Academy,

a member of Lithuanian Musicians Union,

teacher in Asker School of Culture.


After his studies in Vilnius, Paris, London and Oslo won Povilas audition to Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra It gave him possibility to work with very high professional level colleagues, soloists and conductors.

In the same time  was Povilas also very active as soloist, chamber musician and composer.

For two decades he promote  viola as solo instrument playing hundreds of solo concerts and combining in his programs  classical, new and folk music, as well as his own compositions in folk romantic style.

Round 50 compositions were composed for and performed by Povilas and his chamber groups.

Povilas himself contributed to viola repertoire with over 30 compositions for viola.


Povilas is very active promoting Norwegian Music in Lithuania. He has received a medal from Lithuanian Embassy in Norway for his contribution in building cultural bridges between Norway and Lithuania. 


It is easy to find Povilas recordings on many  internet platforms, he is an active Youtube artist.

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