|From Our Lady of Vilnius, NYC|
In true Our Lady of Vilnius fashion, one of the worst pianos I've ever heard was paired with one of the best pianists, Edvinas Minkstimas, who played for our Lithuanian/English Mass in the church hall. It's been a pleasure to hear him play in local venues such as Alice Tully Hall and the U.N. Today we received news that he has successfully completed his doctorate at Juilliard:
Congratulations, Edvinas. It was a pleasure to meet you and hear you play. We look forward to following you throughout your career.
Just wanted to let you know that today I successfully passed the Doctoral Defense Exams at the Juilliard School.
I look forward to the commencement ceremony on May 20th, when I will officially received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School.
Your support, kindness and encouragement made it all possible. My deep gratitude goes to all of you,