Arkady Gotesman is one of the most resourceful Lithuanian percussionists. In addition to playing jazz, he performs contemporary academic music, writes scenarios for performances and installations, composes, records and performs music for theatre, silent film taper, collaborates with dancers. Arkady Gotesman teaches drums at Jazz Department of Vilnius Academy of Music and Arts.
Gotesman’s percussion can be heard in Oskaras Koršunovas’ theatre productions, and Anatolijus Šenderovas’ ballet Desdemona, choreographer Loreta Juodkaitė’s production “To Disobey”. Together with actress Dalia Michelevičiūtė he designed a theatre project “The Station in the City N” by W.Szymborska’s poetry. The percussionist collaborates with writers; his music is featured on a CD with essayist Rolandas Rastauskas’ poems. Inspired by J. Brodsky’s poems he recorded solo album J. Brodsky in memoriam.
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students