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Gleb Pyšniak

Gleb Pyšniak (c) Ugnė Žilinskė

Lecturer at the LMTA Department of String InstrumentsSubjects: Cello. Languages: English (C2), Russian (C2). 

Gleb Pyšniak, one of the most prominent cellists of his generation in the Baltic States, joined the teaching team of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2019.

Born in 1987 in Vilnius, the young cellist as early as at the age of 14, made his debut as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (conductor Professor Saulius Sondeckis) on the stage of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society. And now, throughout his career, the musician has performed in many prestigious concert halls such as, among others, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Russia), the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and the Musikverein (Vienna, Austria).

In 1998, Gleb Pyšniak entered the Balys Dvarionas Music School (Vilnius, Lithuania) where he studied in the cello class of teaching expert Tatjana Kuc. Gleb Pyšniak continued his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Professor Rimantas Armonas and here he obtained his bachelor’s degree. In 2015, the aspiring musician earned an MA cum laude from the Vienna Conservatory (the cello class of Professor Natalia Gutman) and a BA cum laude from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the chamber music class of Johannes Meissl.

As a soloist, cellist Gleb Pyšniak has performed together with, among others, the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; the Porto Symphony Orchestra (Portugal); St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania); and Sinfonietta Rīga, and Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra (Latvia). The musician has given solo and chamber music concerts in many European countries, China, and the USA.

The cellist has worked with musicians Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Philippe Muller, Heinrich Schiff, Ivry Gitlis, Maria Kliegel, Miklós Perényi, Gustav Rivinius, and others.

Gleb Pyšniak is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions including the 4th Karl Davydov International Competition for Cellists; he is the winner of the 1st prize and the winner of the special Accord Case Award at the 6th International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition Junior; and the winner of YAMAHA Award 2010.

At the International Holland Music Sessions 2009, Gleb Pyšniak was selected the New Master on Tour and was offered a chance to perform in the world’s most distinguished concert halls.

In 2006, Gleb Pyšniak received an award by Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania for the glorification of the name of Lithuania, and in 2020, he was awarded by President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

Since 2018, Gleb Pyšniak has been a member of the Čiurlionis Quartet, winner of the Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Prize.