On 15 January, the duo of Dalia Dedinskaitė and Gleb Pyšniak played a recital in remembrance of Lithuania’s Freedom Defenders’ Day at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington. The duo performed works by Zoltán Kodály, Vytautas Barkauskas, and Maurice Ravel.
Dalia Dedinskaitė, violin and Gleb Pyšniak, cello performing Ravel at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington Photo Ludo Segers

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