When listening to this young musician, I don’t want to analyse his technique, intonation, temperament or the dynamic range of sound… I simply listen to music, and the performer, like a magic guide, leads me through its labyrinths and reveals the beauty of this music… Anatolijus Šenderovas, composer, 2009
Cellist Gleb Pyšniak captivates me with his ability to form sound and phrase perfectly, like a singer who has mastered his vocal technique. Gleb Pyšniak’s emotionally colourful performance shows the huge potential of this young musician Nomeda Kazlaus-Kazlauskaite, opera singer, 2009
... one of the most talented cellists of Lithuania Prof. Rimantas Armonas, cellist, 2009
Admirable temperament and emotionality as well as professionalism of the highest degree; his way of going deep into the composer’s idea is very convincing… Prof. Birutė Vainiūnaitė, pianist, 2009
Immaculacy and powerful expression – the concert season at the Euphrasian Basilica ended with a performance of Gleb Pyšniak and Linas Dužinskas. An evening before last, the concert of cellist Gleb Pyšniak and pianist Linas Dužinskas from Lithuania at the Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč, ended a rich and extremely high quality concert season of this year. The young Lithuanian presented an attentively and carefully prepared musical programme to the audience, which he performed excellently for the pleasure of those present, demonstrating virtuosity and love to his instrument. The audience of Poreč had an opportunity to hear Gleb Pyšniak also during the sixth A. Janigro International Cello Competition when the young musician won the 1st Prize in the fourth category. During his concert appearance he played the wonderful Adagio by D. Shostakovich where already at the beginning of the recital the cellist showed not only the virtuoso qualities of his musical instrument, but also an unbelievable gentleness, warmth and depth of the tone, which emerged from his emotionally fresh music. Later he performed the Sonata C-dur, op. 102, no 1 by L. van Beethoven. Considering the serious character and the depth of penetration into the musical material required by Beethoven’s compositions, his music demonstrated a convincing and powerful experience of this musical opus. His performance of D. Popper’s Elfentanz op. 39 was followed by the presentation of great stillness and high professional quality strings, like A. Šenderovas’s composition Two Songs of Sulamite, which the audience greeted with a storm of applause. Later he performed B. Dvarionas’s Pezzo elegiaco and M. K. Čiurlionis’s Nocturno; during the performance the cellist demonstrated beautiful tone followed by mannerist imagination and a subtle meaning of dynamic nuance, melodic quality and developed feeling of musical phrase. At the end of his concert appearance we had an opportunity to hear A. Piazzola’s great Le Grand Tango which harmoniously combines the old traditions of Argentineans and innovative characteristics of European classical music. It was performed by the musicians convincingly, with inspiration and effectively, and the audience thanked them with long applause, thus getting two encores. This year the 46th concert season in Poreč, at the Euphrasian Basilica, presented various kinds of music, was rich and of high quality. There were 15 concerts and a Scarlatti week, and an exceptional thanks to the Austrian Vienna Piano Trio, Internationale Camerati Musicale, Greenwich Trio, Goran Filipecius piano recital, Viktoras Vidovićius and Carlo Marchiones guitar recital that took place during the Scarlatti week, Trio Wanderer and Gleb Pyšniak’s concert. Debora Cukola Zeneral, (Croatia,02.09.2007)
On Saturday the 22nd of November a European Concert took place in Olso during the Norwegian Music Competition for Youth 2008. The guests this time were the cellist Gleb Pyšniak from Lithuania and LALÀ Vocal Ensemble from Austria. Gleb was accompanied by the Musician of the Year 2007, pianist Ole Christian Haagenrud who was the Norwegian participant at the concert. They made a remarkable interpretation of the first movement of Grieg’s sonata. (...) On Monday 24th of November Gleb, LALÀ Vocal Ensemble and Ole Christian were invited to make a short version of the European Concert at Manglerud Music College. Once again the talented young musicians created a magic atmosphere. The students would hardly let them go. European Concert in Oslo, European Union of Music Competitions for Youth EMCY Young Musicians’ Newsletter (Norway, January 2009)