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Donaldas Racys piano

24-27 august 2017 - Cava de' Tirreni (Sa) Italy

attendance fee € 200

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Born in Šiauliai, where he started playing piano. He continued his studies at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art School (under E. M. Šernienė and A. Jurgelionis). As a pupil he became a laureate of numerous national, international, and the Soviet Republics’ competitions. Among the most notable: Usti nad Labem (1982, 1st prize), Jaunųjų atlikėjų konkursas in Vilnius (1987, 1st prize), the Soviet Republics’ Piano Competition in Riga (1987, 3rd prize). 

In 1987-1993 Račys studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. V. Kastelski and Prof. L. Dedova.

The pianist gave recitals in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Russia, made recordings with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Lithuanian Radio, played a recital in Saint Petersburg on an occasion of diplomatic relations’ restoration between Lithuania and Poland.

D. Račys has twice received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for his concert activities. As a chamber musician he frequently gives concerts together with his long-standing chamber music partners, violinist Andrius Gudaitis and singer Saulė Šerytė.

D. Račys frequently gives master classes and is much in demand as a jury member in national and international competitions.

 He currently works at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art School and the Music Academy of  Vytautas Magnus University where he is the head of  Piano department.  During the year 2015 - 2016 his students won 16 international awards, including Grand Prix at Malta Valletta Piano Competition,  Roma Piano Competition, Art and Education of XXI Century and etc.