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Audronė Pšibilskienė

Professor of LMTA Department of Chamber Ensemble. Instrument: viola.

Having graduated from M. K. Čiurlionis Gymnasium of Art, Audronė Teofilė Pšibilskienė continued viola studies in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre under the professorship of Jurgis Fledžinskas.

She started her working career in 1968 at the Department of Chamber Ensemble at LMTA, and has been working as a professor at the Department since 1995.

In 1977 she completed post-graduate studies in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and went on a study trip to Denmark.

In 1967 Audronė Teofilė Pšibilskienė took the first place in International Contest of Students’ String Quartets in Riga. She played in Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Vilnius Quartet, as well as had concerts in Lithuania and abroad both as a soloist and a member of ensembles. She prepared solo programmes with pianists Ramutė Vaitkevičiūtė and Poul Rosenbaum (Denmark), harpsichordist Giedrė Lukšaitė-Mrazkova (Czech Republic), violinists Raimundas Katilius and Martynas Švėgžda, violists Petras Radzevičius and Pierre-Henri Xuereb (France), organist Jūratė Landsbergytė, Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania Minor, as well as St. Christopher, Klaipėda, Panevėžys and Šiauliai Chamber Orchestras.

Audronė Teofilė Pšibilskienė prepared a number of different projects on chamber music in cooperation with Raimundas Katilius, Petras Geniušas, Johan Damgaard, Ulrikke Host-Madsen, Gunnar Tagmose (Denmark), Carsten Hustedt (Germany) and others. She had concerts in Denmark, Germany, Finnland, Sweden, Luxembourgh, Switzerland, Poland and the USA; participated in numerous festivals like “Gaida”, Pažaislis festival, “Marių Klavyrai”, “Kristupo Vasara” (Lithuania), Burglinster festival (Luxembourgh), “Probaltica” (Poland), Bornholm and Rosenholm festivals (Denmark), “Klassik im Grunen” (Germany) and others. Pšibilskienė was the first to perform compositions of Niels Viggo Bentzon (Danija), Miklós Marosh (Sweden), Osvaldas Balakauskas, Anatolijus Šenderovas, Julius Andrejevas, Natalija Mūdraja and other Lithuanian composers. She recorded 8 compact disks (of chamber music in solo and with an ensemble). The compact disk of Onutė Narbutaitė’s chamber music, which was initiated and recorded by Pšibilskienė and published by Finlandia Records, was awarded the highest position – five stars – by the German magazine “Fono Forum” for the interpretation. The British company Guild published a compact disk of Lithuanian chamber music “Vėl” (“Again”), recorded by Pšibilskienė, and Hans Rosbaud-Studio (Germany) recorded 68 minutes of Lithuanian music (compositions of Onutė Narbutaitė, Osvaldas Balakauskas, Remigijus Merkelis, Bronius Kutavičius, and Mindaugas Urbaitis). Pšibilskienė is the initiator and editor of the collection of notes “Lithuanian Chamber Music” (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre).

Pšibilskienė published a number of articles in scientific and periodical publications, delivered courses on the artistry of chamber music in Denmark, Switzerland and Poland.

The students of her classes on the viola and chamber ensemble occupy a significant position in Lithuanian concert life, are well-known pedagogues, artists in numerous music groups and prizewinners of international contests.

Updated 2019 01 07