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Concert: Martyna Jatkauskaite

Saturday 14th April 2012. 19.30

In aid of Leukaemia Research

Ticket Information: £15.00 Tel: 01983 740609

An artist, with breathtaking technique and musical maturity of one far beyond her age.

Programme Details

Title Composer
Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major BWV886 Bach
Sarcasms op.17 Prokofiev
Prelude Vl186 Ciurlionis*
Mephisto Waltz Liszt
INTERVAL Refreshments Included
Reflets dans l’eau from Image book 1 Debussy
Sonata No.2 op.36 in B flat Minor Chopin

*Ciurlionis is a famous Lithuanian composer and artist, much revered in Lithuania.

Martyna Jatkauskaite

Picture of Martyna JatkauskaiteMartyna Jatkauskaite, described as “…an artist, with breathtaking technique and musical maturity of one far beyond her age…”

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, she began to play the piano at the age of five, and made her official debut at the age of 11 performing Bach’s Concerto in F minor, with the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra. In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious Baltic State Scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Joan Havill completing her Masters Degree in Music Performance with Distinction. Winner of over ten International competitions, prizes and awards recent successes includes 1st Prize at the 'Giorgios Thymis' International Piano Competition in Greece, Guildhall School’s most prestigious award – the Gold Medal. In the same year she featured as New Talent in the Classical FM magazine (U.K.)

Martyna has performed in Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, France, Greece, Spain and Japan giving recitals and concerto performances in many important venues including Sala Verdi Milan; Megaron Greece; Fazioli Hall Italy; London’s Wigmore Hall; Cadogan Hall; Barbican hall. As a recipient of Philharmonia Orchestra/ Martin Music Scholarship she gave recitals in Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall/Purcell Room. Martyna also gave concerto performances with London Festival Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuania Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Mihail Jora Bacau Orchestra working with conductors such as Dirk Kaftan; Vasily Petrenko; Ross Pople, Peter Stark, Andreas Tselikas; Juozas Domarkas, Ovidiu Balan; Saulius Sondeckis; Modestas Pitrenas; Espen Selvik among others. Martyna’s performances have been featured on Lithuanian National Television and Radio, RWE Radio and Sudwestfallen Philharmonic, Germany.

Among her triumphs she was been awarded the Overall Winner of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition in England, in addition to earlier first prizes at the “Roma 2000” in Italy, "Konzerteum” in Greece, “Vainiunas” International Piano Competition in Vilnius, “Pro-Piano Romania” in Bucharest, prize winner at "Citta di Cantu".

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