Aleksandra Žvirblytė

Aleksandra ŽVIRBLYTĖ

Aleksandra ŽVIRBLYTĖ

Aleksandra Žvirblytė  completed her studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music with Prof. O. Šteinbergaitė in 1989; in 1989–1991 she attended a postgraduate course at the famous P.Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow where she studied with the globally renowned teachers Lev Vlasenko, Mikhail Pletniov and Nikolai Suk. Later she studied in Germany and Switzerland (Prof. B. Ringeissen, R. Buchbinder, K. H. Kammerling). The performer became a prizewinner of the M. K Čiurlionis International Piano Competition (Vilnius, 1989 and 1991) and of Y.K.A.A. (Young Keyboard Artists Association) International Piano Competition (Oberlin, USA 1991). In 1999 she won the Grand Prix at N. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris.
Aleksandra Žvirblytė has been constantly performing in all major cities and towns of Lithuania; she has toured Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow), Ukraine (Lvov), Latvia, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and USA. She has been performing with the Lithuanian Chamber, Lithuanian National Symphony, Kharkov Philharmonic, St.Petersburg Conservatoire Symphony and Musical Theatre Symphony, Bulgarian Conservatoire Symphony and other orchestras under the baton of Saulius Sondeckis, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Juozas Domarkas, Mindaugas Piečaitis, Alvydas Šulčys, Christo Christov, Aleksei Kolobukhin and Oliver Weder. The pianist has been also performing chamber music in ensembles with the singers Inesa Linaburgytė, G. Skerytė, Liubov Chuchrova, violinists Dalia Stulgytė and Algirdas Verbauskas, clarinetist Algirdas Budrys, French horn player Mindaugas Gecevičius and percussionist Pavelas Giunteris. Her repertoire includes music of various styles, epochs and genres, also opuses by Lithuanian composers – she was the first to perform many of them. A. Žvirblytė has been participating in music festivals in Lithuania, France and Denmark; she has recorded many opuses for Lithuanian Radio and has published an audiotape and a CD. “Epical thinking, the concentration of thought, the harmony between the emotional and the rational are characteristic to A. Žvirblytė’s musical style. Understanding of every composer’s spiritual values and varied means of expression help her to find profound artistic interpretations. The solutions for the architectonic structure and development of an opus are dictated by her professional mastery and warmed with sincere emotion; her music is inspired by her artistic nature.” (R. Kryžauskienė, Kalba Vilnius)
Aleksandra Žvirblytė is Associated Professor at the Piano Department, Lithuanian Academy of Music; she also holds master classes, gives presentations at academic-methodical conferences and is a member of juries at international competitions. Her students have won  prizes in more than 20 international piano competitions and performed as soloists as well as with orchestras and various ensembles in Lithuania, the European Union and the United States.

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