Rusnė Mataitytė

Rusnė Mataitytė

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RUSNĖ MATAITYTĖ, graduate of the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis School of Art and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Violinist studied with well-known pedagogues Viktoras Radovičius, Valery Klimov and Igor Bezrodny. She was awarded at the David Oistrakh and Louis Spohr violin competitions. After, together with the piano trio "Kaskados" Rusnė Mataitytė became winners of the Brahms Competition, chamber music section. Violinist gave concerts in Vienna Konzerthaus, San Paulo festival, St. John’s Smith Square in London, Carnegie Hall in New York. Together with St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra she participated in Europamusicale festival in Germany, also played in prestigious concert halls in Berlin, Munich, Leipzig. She was on tours in Russia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Serbia, Japan. Many times violinist appeared in the International Accordion, Thomas Mann, Music Autumn, Cantus firmus, Pažaislis, Tytuvėnai, Gaida, Klaipėda Music Spring, Music of Changes, Iš arti, Kristupas Spring and Vilnius Festivals as well as in „Ost-West Musikfest“ (Austria), Bradva Festival (Yugoslavia), 24th International Review of Composers (Serbia), Baltic Music Festival (United Kingdom), Festival Images Sonores (Belgium), 48th International Contemporary Music Festival "Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna“ (Poland). Composers Osvaldas Balakauskas, Algirdas Martinaitis and Sadie Harrison dedicated their violin concerts for Rusnė Mataitytė who performed it with the Lithuanian National Symphony and St. Christopher Chamber orchestras. Violinist is the member of piano trio "Kaskados", Gaida Ensemble, Lithuanian Ensemble Network, also she gave many concerts with Tate Ensemble in United Kingdom. Together with her colleague, pianist Margrit Julia Zimmermann in 1997–2000 m. organized "Kaskados" festival in Kassel (Germany). CD's recorded in United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany with the pieces by composers Osvaldas Balakauskas, Sadie Harrison, Feliksas Bajoras, Raminta Šerkšnytė were well-acclaimed by foreign critics. In 2015 Foundation of Composer's Union released CD with the pieces by Lithuanian composers violin solo together with the scores. Together with trio "Kaskados" in 2003, 2009 and 2017 Mataitytė recorded CD's, the second was dedicated to the Lithuanian composers pieces for piano trio. In 2017, for the 20th anniversary concert of "Kaskados", there was premiered a concert for piano trio and orchestra by composer Anatolijus Šenderovas, after released as DVD. Rusnė Mataitytė is a professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as well she teaches at the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis School of Art.



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