Concert starts at 1.10pm and will last approximately 40 minutes
Series: Free Lunchtime Concert Series
Music at City University London is delighted to announce a series of free lunchtime concerts, this year featuring outstanding young pianists on the Doctor of Musical Arts programme run jointly by City University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and our new DMA programme director, renowned pianist Ian Pace. This series also celebrates our purpose-built new performance space, with a Steinway piano purchased with support from the Alumni Annual Fund supported by hundreds of City alumni over recent years.
Admission is free.
Schumann Fantasie in C major, op.17, 1st movementRavel Excerpts from Daphnis et Chloé| La Valse
The pianist Indre Petrauskaite studied at Kaunas J. Naujalis Art Gymnasium with Birute Kumpikiene (Lithuania). While still at school, she gave solo and chamber music recitals and performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra; in 1993, she won the third prize at the Stasys Vainiunas International Piano Competition (Lithuania). In 1995 Indre entered the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where she studied with Prof. Veronika Vitaite. She participated in many international piano competitions with success: second prize in Senigalia International Piano Competition (Italy), third prize in Liudmila-Knezkova Hussey International Piano Competition (Canada), Grand Prix at Alternativa 97 (Latvia); in 1999, third prize at the International M.K.Ciurlionis Piano and Organ Competition (Lithuania). She is regularly performing with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony and Lithuanian Chamber orchestras. Some of the most memorable performances include playing in honour of the Norwegian Royal family and in 1998 in Vilnius Conference performing a concerto by F. Chopin at the presence of presidents of twelve European countries. In 1998 under the baton of Helmuth Rilling she performed with the Stuttgart Bach-Akademie Youth Orchestra in Vilnius, Riga and St.Petersburg Philharmonic Halls.
In 2000, Indre finished her graduate and postgraduate studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and was
awarded the Masters diploma. The same year she entered Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Prof.
Christopher Elton. Indre Petrauskaite completed Postgraduate Course and Master’s Course both with DipRAM. She has
given solo and chamber music recitals in St. Martin in the Fields, performed with the London Soloists orchestra and
Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra; she also performed in the Santander Festival in Spain. Since 2000 she has
collaborated with the Vilnius String Quartet. During her studies in London, the pianist participated in master
classes of such musicians as Alexander Satz, Michael Roll, John O’Conor, Ferenc Rados, Robert Levin, Boris Berman,
Emanuel Krasovsky, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Paul Lewis.
Since 2005, Indre Petrauskaite has been studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama/City University on the DMA course (Doctor of Musical Arts).
Indre has recently been awarded The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers prize for the most outstanding achievement in the Doctoral of Musical Arts programme.
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When & where
12.00am - 12.00amFriday 12th February 2010