Piano Lessons with Rasa Vitkauskaite
Hailed for “artistry of poetic and observant sensitivity” (Gramophone), internationally acclaimed pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite released her debut solo CD Reflections on Ongaku Records in 2014, featuring works by Beethoven, Ravel, Guastavino and Liebermann. Fanfare Magazine highlighted the release on its cover, praising her “scintillating pianism” and dubbing her “a Beethoven interpreter of penetrating insight.” Last season featured Ms. Vitkauskaite’s debut recording as soloist with orchestra performing Liszt/Weber Polonaise brillante recorded at the Hungarian National Radio. Ms. Vitkauskaite has performed as soloist with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Sinfonia, Kaunas, Latvian, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestras, I Solisti di Perugia, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Her most recent concert engagements include performances at festivals in China, South Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary, and the United States. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Vitkauskaite performs regularly with world-renowned clarinetist Jonathan Cohler, and has collaborated with violinists Ilya Kaler, James Buswell, Irina Muresanu, cellist Julia Bruskin, and clarinetist Franklin Cohen among many other world renowned musicians. She is the pianist of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Meiningen Trio. A frequent guest teacher, Rasa has recently given masterclasses, private lessons, and chamber music coachings at institutions and festivals around the globe such as Ohio University, University of Akron, National University of Rosario in Argentina, Carlos Gomes State Institute in Belém, Brazil, “Ciutat de Xàtiva” International Music Festival in Spain, Longy School of Music of Bard College, and New England Conservatory Preparatory School, just to name a few.
Distance Learning Available No
Education See http://rasavitkauskaite.com/bio
Awards Grand Prix - Mendelssohn Cup Piano Competition (Italy) First Prize - Les Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes (Belgium) First Prize - Rubinstein Piano Competition (Paris) Kathryn Wasserman Davis $10000 grant & Westmont Fellowship recipient
Associations Music Teachers National Association Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Symphony New Hampshire Concord Conservatory of Music Boston Conservatory Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society Chamber Music Boston
Genres & Ages Taught Best for advanced and Conservatory level students, motivated beginners considered based on availability. Adults & college students welcome.