Associate Professor of LMTA Department of Chamber Ensemble, Doctor of Arts. Instrument: piano.
Indrė Baikštytė comes from the family of famous musicians of Lithuania. Her grandfather was composer Eduardas Balsys, whereas her mother is pianist Dalia Balsytė. Pianist graduated Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA), had the possibility to improve her skills at the Piano Department of Berlin University of the Arts. In 2015 Indrė Baikštytė defended thesis on the role of pianist-accompanist in the artistic activities of a soloist and was granted PhD degree by the LMTA.
Indrė Baikštytė is a laureate of more than 10 National and International solo, accompanying and chamber music competitions. As the member of piano trio FortVio Indrė was granted first prizes in chamber ensemble competitions in Lithuania, Russia, Austria and Poland. In 2014 piano trio FortVio became Winner of the 2014 Culture and Art award of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
The pianist played concerts together with the National Symphonic Orchestra, Kaunas State Symphonic Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra, and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. Indrė Baikštytė cooperates as an accompanist, performs as a chamber musician, and participates in the recordings with numerous instrumentalists. In 2002–2003, the pianist was invited to work as an accompanist – tutor (Lehrauftrag) at the faculty of fine arts at the Berlin University of Arts. Currently, Indrė Baikštytė is an associate professor at the Chamber Ensemble Department at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Also, the pianist works as a pedagogue at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts; since 2007, the musician is the Head of the Department of Chamber Ensemble.