David Geringas was taught by Mstislav Rostropovich and won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1970. He emigrated to West Germany in 1975 and went on to develop an outstanding international career. His discography, which includes nearly 100 recordings, bears witness to his inquisitiveness and to the extraordinary diversity of his interests and repertoire. His recordings have won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros for his complete Boccherini concertos. Committed to the music of his time, he has premiered many works and works have been dedicated to him by Sofia Gubaidulina, Ned Rorem, Peteris Vasks, Erkki-Sven Tür, and Anatolius Senderovas. He is also an orchestral conductor, performing all over the world and making numerous recordings. Since the Soviet regime came to an end and his country became independent, David Geringas has worked tirelessly to promote the music of his homeland, Lithuania, of which he has become a true cultural ambassador. He is an honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. These days, he gives a great many masterclasses all over the world and also teaches at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.