Rūta Lipinaitytė

Rūta Lipinaitytė

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RŪTA LIPINAITYTĖ is the winner of several Lithuanian and international violin and chamber music competitions, Grand Prix winner of the International Competition for Young Musicians Petar Konjovic in Belgrade. She was the 3rd prize winner at the Jascha Heifetz International Competition and International Competition Remember George Enescu in Bucharest, as well as the 2nd Prize winner at the First International Duo Competition of Sweden and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Orchester Academy. In 1998 Rūta Lipinaitytė was awarded a scholarship of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. As a soloist, she appeared with numerous orchestras including Dresden, Brno, Qatar Philharmonic, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestras, Chamber Orchestra "Kremerata Baltica", Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, St. Christopher, Tallinn, Klaipėda, VDU, Šiauliai, Arkhangelsk, Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni Chamber Orchestras, Moscow Chamber orchestra “The Seasons”, etc. There are more than 30 audio recordings in Lithuanian radio funds. In the Great hall of the Lithuanian Philarmonic with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, a video recording of John Corigliano “Red violin” concerto was made. Rūta Lipinaitytė was a member of Grammy-winning orchestra "Kremerata Baltica", established and headed by Gidon Kremer, since its foundation in 1998 till 2014. Since 1995 violinist is preparing chamber music programs with pianist Indrė Baikštytė. The duet is called “Domino Duo”. The violinist is often invited to participate in various orchestral projects as a concertmaster or assistant concertmaster. Lipinaitytė was the guest concertmaster of the East-West Chamber Orchestra and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, in 2019 the violinist was invited to the tour with the Stuttgart SWR Symphony Orchestra as the assistant concertmeister and went to tour with MusicAeterna Symphony Orchestra (artistic director Teodor Currentzis). At the same year Rūta Lipinaitytė became the member of this orchestra. In 2014, 2018 and 2020 Lipinaitytė was awarded the State Scholarships for Artists, in 2020 the violinist recieved the Golden Disc Award in the solo instrumentalist category. Currently Lipinaitytė is the violin professor, and since 2015 the Head of String Department at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as well as a teacher expert at the Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis National School of Art. Rūta Lipinaitytė often gives violin masterclasses. Among her students there are 24 prize winners of national and 15 prize winners of international violin competitions. Although the repertoire of Rūta Lipinaitytė is manifold, contemporary music stands in violinist’s favour. The violinist is a particularly active promoter of contemporary music by Lithuanian composers. The Youtube platform has a video cycle with Lithuanian music for violin solo.



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