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Name: Juozas Rimas (oboe)
Skills: Soloist (oboe, English horn, professor)
Address: Zirmunu 12-34, Vilnius 2051, Lithuania
Links: Website     E-mail
The number one oboist in Lithuania from the very beginning of his career, Professor of woodwinds in the Lithuanian Academy of Music Juozas Rimas has been playing the oboe for almost 40 years. However, he is totally unknown abroad. Setting aside the objective factor of the oboe being a relatively unpopular instrument, there was one serious reason to that: the oboist had to mature under the yoke of the hostile Soviet authorities that didn't allow him to study, perform or record CDs in the West, although he still managed to give hundreds of concerts, radio and television performances on the socialist side of the iron curtain, perform with Gidon Kremer, Genady Rozhdestvensky, all major Lithuanian orchestras, record 5 solo LPs and premiere more than 40 Lithuanian and foreign authors' works, some of them written specially for him. Juozas Rimas' repertoire is virtually unlimited: from modern jazz to Bach, from Mozart to contemporary Lithuanian composers, from well-known compositions for the oboe to the ones that no one ever played on this instrument. Pedagogic activity doesn't impede the oboist from keeping up his skill and now he is in top form, planning to show his art beyond the borders of his minute fatherland.

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