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Rūta Lipinaitytė

Professor and Head at the LMTA Department of String Instruments. Subjects: Violin. Foreign languages: English (C2), Russian (C2). 

Rūta Lipinaitytė is the winner of several Lithuanian and international violin and chamber music competitions. As a soloist, she has appeared with numerous orchestras including, among others, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Kremerata Baltica, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Vilnius City Municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, the Vytautas Magnus University Chamber Orchestra, Šiauliai Chamber Orchestra, Arkhangelsk Chamber Orchestra, Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni Chamber Orchestra, and Moscow Chamber Orchestra The Seasons. Over 30 audio recordings of the music performed by violinist Rūta Lipinaitytė are stored in the Lithuanian radio funds. Rūta Lipinaitytė has also released several CDs.

Rūta Lipinaitytė was a member of Grammy-winning orchestra Kremerata Baltica established and headed by Gidon Kremer since its foundation in 1998 till 2014.

The violinist is often invited to participate in various orchestral projects as a concertmaster or assistant concertmaster. Rūta Lipinaitytė was the guest concertmaster of the East-West Chamber Orchestra and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. In 2019, the violinist was invited to the tour with the musicAeterna Symphony Orchestra (artistic director Teodor Currentzis) and in the same year became the member of this orchestra. 

In 2014, 2018, and 2020, Rūta Lipinaitytė was awarded the State Scholarships for Artists, and in 2020, the violinist received the Golden Disc Award in the solo instrumentalist category awarded by the Lithuanian Musicians’ Union.

In addition to teaching at the LMTA, Rūta Lipinaitytė also works as an expert teacher in the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art. Among her students, there are 40 prize winners of national and international violin competitions. Besides, the violinist eagerly shares her experience in master classes.

Although Rūta Lipinaitytė’s repertoire is manifold, the violinist gives preference to contemporary music. She is an ardent advocate of contemporary music by Lithuanian composers. On the YouTube platform, you can listen to a video cycle Lithuanian music for violin solo with Rūta Lipinaitytė’s performance of works by Lithuanian composers.