Associate Professor at the LMTA Department of Wind and Percussion Instruments. Subjects: Trumpet, Orchestral Parts. Languages: English (C2), Russian (B2).
Laurynas Lapė (b. 1982) is a trumpet player. Born into a family of musicians, already as a young child, Laurynas sang in choirs directed by his mother. Later, he played the trumpet in his father’s wind orchestra. However, Laurynas became seriously interested in music only in 1998 when he entered Klaipėda Stasys Šimkus Conservatoire to study in the class of acclaimed trumpet performer and teacher Virgilijus Nemaniūnas. Laurynas often performed at school recitals and, as a soloist, appeared with the Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania Minor.
In 2002, Laurynas continued his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Professor Adomas Kontautas. In 2005, he entered Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden) where he studied for four years and obtained a master’s degree. During these studies, the musician learned the trumpet-playing technique from famous teachers and internationally recognised soloists Professor Bo Nilsson and Professor Hakan Hardenberger. Alongside his studies in Malmö, Laurynas played in Aero Brass, the ensemble led by Professor Hakan Hardenberger. The young performer also worked in the Malmö Opera Theatre Orchestra and played with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra as a visiting musician.
Laurynas Lapė continued honing his skills in master classes by such world-class trumpeters as Chris Martin (New York Philharmonic), Tom Hooten (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Michael Sachs (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), John Hagstrom (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Malcolm McNab (who has recorded over a thousand soundtracks at Hollywood film production studios), Matthias Hoffs (German Brass), Ole Edvard Antonsen, and many others.
Laurynas Lapė is a soloist of ensemble Vento Musicale (Lithuania) and a trumpet player at the Vilnius Baroque Theatre. As a soloist, he has performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher’s Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, and Musica Humana Chamber Orchestra.
The musician enthusiastically shares his experience running master classes and workshops in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Georgia, and China. He is also a frequent participant of various musical projects.