Professor and Head at the LMTA Jazz Department. Subjects: Jazz piano, Improvisation. Foreign languages: English (C1), Russian (C2).
Artūras Anusauskas (b. 1964) is a jazz pianist, composer, and music arranger. He has been an active participant of numerous international jazz festivals in, among others, Bucharest (Romania), Luxembourg, Montreux (Switzerland), Minsk and Vitebsk (Belarus), Kiev (Ukraine), Chisinau (Moldova), and Birštonas, Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipėda (Lithuania).
Some major concerts featuring Artūras Anusauskas have taken place in Stockholm (Sweden), Rovigo and Milan (Italy), Moscow, Krasnodar and Rostov (Russia), Brussels (Belgium), Chisinau (Moldova), Gdansk and Warsaw (Poland), Erfurt (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway), Beijing (China), Luxembourg, Tartu (Estonia), Tel Aviv (Israel), Chicago (USA) and many others. The performer has given concerts together with Steve Houghton, Jimmi Roger Pedersen, Jeff Cascaro, Anne Kierulf, Marco Tamburini, Vytautas Labutis, Vladimir Chekasin, and Neda Malūnavičiūte among others. In 2010, he gave a concert in Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow State Philharmonic Society. Artūras Anusauskas has had numerous solo piano performances and also performed with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, the LMTA Symphony Orchestra, and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. The musician is a willing participant of Didysis muzikų paradas music festival marathons (The Grand Parade of Musicians).
Professor Artūras Anusauskas has led a wide range of master classes in Romania, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Finland (The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki), Germany (The University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, and the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar), Italy (Rovigo Conservatory, The Giuseppe Tartini State Conservatory of Trieste, and The Umberto Giordano State Conservatory of Music in Foggia), Estonia (Nomazz courses in Tallinn), and Serbia (the University of Arts in Belgrade).
Artūras Anusauskas has composed music for the opera Pasakų medis (The Fairy-Tale Tree), music for the feature film Perpetuum Mobile, and is a co-author of the music for the film Narcizas (Narcissus). Artūras Anusauskas has recorded five original CDs: Nemiga (Insomnia), Tylos puota (Feast of Silence), opera Pasakų medis (The Fairy-Tale Tree), Draugams (For My Friends), and Nuotaikos (Moods). Besides, as a performer or co-author, he has recorded 22 CDs.
- 1985 – took the first place in the International Jazz Improvisation Competition (Vilnius, Lithuania);
- 1994 – Artūras Anusauskas Jazz Quintet took the Grand Prix of the International Festival Birštonas Jazz (Lithuania);
- 1997 – Laureate of the International Improvisation Competition in Leipzig;
- 2004 – Artūras Anusauskas Jazz Quartet obtained the Vilnius Broadway Club Award in the nomination of the best jazz group of the year;
- 2005 – obtained Golden Disc, prestigious award by the Lithuanian Musicians’ Union for distinguished artistic activity.
Students of Artūras Anusauskas’ jazz piano class – D. Slipkus, R. Rekašius, D. Golovanov, K. Pavalkis, V. Straižys, V. Smolskas, M. Balčiūnas, G. Gefenas, T.Dičiūnas, R. Banys, E. Sabilo, and A. Savčenko – are among the winners of various international competitions.