HOHNER Accordion in Lithuanian Superfinals "2 Minutes of Glory"


The young Lithuanian Augustinas Rakauskas (just 17), student of Grazina Lukostene, Kaunas Accordion Association President and Professor at the "J. Gruodis" Conservatory in Kaunas is getting noticed once again on the famous show "2 Minutes of Glory" which is broadcast on Lithuanian National TV.

Augustinas has succeeded brilliantly starting the competition in January with a masterful interpretation of the arrangement of Vivaldi's Winter. He then performed last month the famous "Figaro" by Rossini and this catapulted him straight into the semi-final with a unanimous jury and public vote.

At March 28 it was a real coup with Augustinas interpreting the difficult French piece "La Tempête" by André Astier, coming 1st in the selection for the finals. At Mai 23 he won the finals interpreting Bohemian Rapsody von Queen, which was really exciting.

As the winner of this competition "2 Minutes of Glory" he was invited to the Superfinals of the winners. Here he won the 4th place amongst a lot of high level Circus Artists, dancers, singes, etc. With this result he did a superb job for his career and for the accordion in general.

He was guided by Frederic Deschamps, who has been helping the young artist with advice, technical, musical and stage craft using Skype (internet). 

Enjoy his excellent performance:  the final
                                                the superfinal