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Indrė Baikštytė

Indrė Baikštytė. Photo by Svetlana Batura

Professor at the LMTA Department of Chamber Ensemble, Doctor of Arts. Subjects: Piano Chamber Music. Languages: Russian (C1), English (C1), German (B1).

Indrė Baikštytė comes from a family of famous musicians of Lithuania. Her grandfather was composer Eduardas Balsys and her mother is Dalia Balsytė, a pianist. Indrė Baikštytė a graduate of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA). She also mastered her skills at the Piano Department of Berlin University of the Arts. In 2015, Indrė Baikštytė defended a thesis on the role of the pianist accompanist in the soloist’s artistic activity and was awarded PhD of Arts by the LMTA.

Indrė Baikštytė is a laureate of many national and international solo, accompanying, and chamber music competitions. A member of piano trio FortVio, Indrė took first prizes in chamber ensemble competitions in Lithuania, Russia, Austria, and Poland. From 2012 to 2014, the trio FortVio was an active member of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) and in 2014, they won the Government Culture and Art Prize. 

The pianist has performed together with the Lithuanian National Symphonic Orchestra, Kaunas State Symphonic Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra, Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, and Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. Being an accompanist and a chamber musician, Indrė Baikštytė participates in the recordings with numerous instrumentalists. In 2002-2003, the pianist was invited to work as an accompanist and a tutor (Lehrauftrag) at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts at the Berlin University of Arts.

Currently, Indrė Baikštytė is an associate professor at the LMTA Chamber Ensemble Department and is in charge of the international relations of the department. In addition to this, Indrė is the coordinator of the LMTA Contemporary Music specialisation. She also teaches at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts where, since 2007, she has acted as the Head of the Department of Chamber Ensemble.