ensemble was founded by Ricardas Sviackevicius in 1978. Under
his direction the quintet developed to an outstanding musical
group, which has been unmatched within the former Soviet Union
as well as in the western countries, after the opening of the
borders. In between there are hundreds of concerts and tours to
many countries in Europe, which the four women and her leader
got over with great success. Also they received first prizes on
international music competitions. Recordings at radio and TV-stations
as well as several records were produced. Press comments from
inside and outside the country considered the ensemble to be an
outstanding exception in music groups and reviewed with almost
effusive (gushing) praise and respect.
The succeed does not come without reason: the members of the quintet
are professional musicians, who are working as teachers at music
schools and conservatories within their home city.
Ricardas Sviackevicius is one of the leading public figure of
the accordion music scenery of the Baltics; being longstanding
president of the accordionists association of the Baltic countries
(Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and further organizer and founder
of the International Baltic Music Festival.
The quintet is cooperating successfully with renowned composers
esp, from Lithuania for developing new possibilities of musical
expression and soundfacets for the accordion in the ensemble.
Quite often they are performing together with another musician
of other music instruments by which they receive an especially
colourful sound. Their extraordinarilly extensive repertoire covers
almost all differents stiles of music.