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U.S.-Baltic Foundation

USBF’s Baltic Arts Fund Sponsors Concert at United Nations featuring pianist Edvinas Minkstimas

November 29, 2008

Contact: Trevor Dane
Tel: 202-785-5056
E-mail: [email protected]

 WASHINGTON, DC- A capacity crowd attended the U.S.-Baltic Foundation sponsored piano concert with highly acclaimed Lithuanian pianist Edvinas Minksitmas at the Hammarskjold Auditorium at United Nations building in New York this past Friday, November 28.  Mr. Minkstimas delighted the crowd by playing nine musical pieces from some of the world’s most famous composers.  The concert was followed by a reception for all attendees.  The concert was the inaugural event of the Baltic Arts Fund.

In 2006, Ernest C. Raskauskas, Jr., Esq, Dr. Birute A. Vileisis, and Rafael J. Convit, M.D. established the Baltic Arts fund as a donor advised fund of  The US- Baltic Foundation, for the purpose of sharing  Baltic arts with the world. After more than half a century of suppression, the artistically rich countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, are again on the world stage, with many audiences becoming acquainted with these countries and their artists for the first time.


Edvinas Minktstimas


Since 1990, The U.S. – Baltic Foundation has served as an education resource for policy makers in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United States. It has developed and implemented programs to strengthen democracy and free markets in those nations, and introduced Baltic leaders to new American audiences with a series of public affairs programs.