Vilius Streckis

Saxophone


Bio


Music is my happiness and sadness, an expression of all my experiences and thoughts. It is a space where the opposites interact, where, like a palette of colours, various shades and expressions are born. I became more seriously interested in music after graduating from music school at the age of 15-16. At that time, my friend Mantas, a bass player, was starting a band and invited me to play with him, and that's how my first band Tsunami was born, where I got my first taste of music. In 2004 I entered the Juozas Tallat-Kelpša Conservatoire in Vilnius and continued my musical search. There I met a lot of great people. I spent a lot of good and useful time at the Conservatory. I started to develop as a musician and a person. Especially the sounds coming from the "loudspeaker" encouraged this. At night I couldn't even fall asleep because something was always playing in my head. That's when I felt that I could play jazz. Although I didn't have much knowledge, it was in my genes. Later, I studied at the Faculty of Arts of Vilnius College, where I continued the work I had already started on my musical search, self-discovery and experience. Back then, I didn't have a permanent musical group, so I had to be content with sporadic performances - nightly jam sessions and the S. Didžiulis ensemble lessons. Then followed another period. I remember well the evening when Linas Karaliūnas called me and invited me to play together. It was 14 February 2008 - a Valentine's Day. Since then we fell in love with each other's playing. That's when my more responsible music career started, before that I was just a lone wolf in taiga and I was looking for people to play and communicate with. Here I found three soul brothers, like-minded people, whom I had missed so much. This team has been like a godsend for me - I have learnt a lot from them and we are all constantly learning from each other. I have gained a lot of musical and life experience working with the quartet. I am grateful to them for the right criticism and advice, and for the impulses to improve. I am grateful to my teachers G. Remeikis, L. Miliauskas and J. Maksimovičius, from whom I have received distinct information on how to approach music and how to develop.

Vilius Streckis