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Audronė Kisieliūtė

Professor at the LMTA Department of AccompanimentSubjects: Piano, Accompaniment. Languages: English (C1), Russian (C2).

Audronė Kisieliūtė has a degree from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where she studied in the classes of Professor Mariam Azizbekova and Professor Mūza Rubackytė. For more than three decades, Audronė Kisieliūtė has successfully combined her creative, performing and teaching activities: over a hundred students has completed the studies in Audronė Kisieliūtė’s class.  Professor has led numerous international master classes at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (Latvia), the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo (Spain), and Connecticut College (the USA). She has been both sharing and gaining experience in international projects within Erasmus, Nord Opera, and Nord Lied + Opera.

As a piano accompanist, Audronė Kisieliūtė has worked in more than 20 international competitions: the International Maria Callas Grand Prix (Athens, Greece), Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition (Barcelona, ​​Spain), the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition (Helsinki, Finland), Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition (New York, the USA), and the 31st Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2012 (Vienna, Austria). At the International Glinka Competition of Vocalists organised by famous Russian singer Irina Arkhipova, Audronė Kisieliūtė obtained the Best Accompanist Award.

Pianist Audronė Kisieliūtė has performed at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of the Moscow Academic Philharmonic, the Academic Glinka Capella in St. Petersburg, and at Glinka Concert Hall in Smolensk  (Russia);  the Hall of Pillars of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine; the Chamber Hall of the Estonian National Opera, and Estonia Concert Hall; the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, and the Great Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University  (Poland);  the Edvard Grieg Museum in Leipzig (Germany) and the French Senate in Paris (France);  University of Massachusetts, Harkness Chapel (Connecticut College), as well as in the concert halls of Hartford, Chicago and Boston (the USA).

The pianist has taken part in a variety of international music festivals: Die Saabrücker Sommermusik (Germany), Raemuusika paevãd (Estonia), the 22nd International Festival of Ancient and Modern Chamber Music in Polotsk (Belarus), the International Thomas Mann Festival (Lithuania), the Pažaislis Music Festival and others.  Audronė Kisieliūtė’s extensive concert repertoire comprising over 3,000 works ranges from Lied and Mélodie to chamber vocal and instrumental music by Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, and Lithuanian composers. Recently, the pianist has accompanied famous Lithuanian singers Asta Krikščiūnaitė, Jūratė Švedaitė-Waller, flautist Valentinas Gelgotas, and double bassist Donatas Bagurskas. Audronė Kisieliūtė has also appeared on the stage together with the Čiurlionis String Quartet and the Kaunas String Quartet.

The music performed by Audronė Kisieliūtė is recorded on seven CDs. Over 30 hours of music played by the pianist are stored in the collections of the Lithuanian Radio and Television and are broadcast on the radio and television in Lithuania, the UK (BBC), Norway, Slovenia, and other European countries.

Professional critics perceive Audronė Kisieliūtė’s way of playing the piano as precise, clear, free, possessing good taste and distinct balance; her interpretations are distinguished by subtle chamber-like atmosphere, amazing stylistic charm, harmony of ensemble and emotional expression, and full of sensitivity to the musical environment.