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titleIL – Rasa Vitkauskaite Piano Recital

Wednesday, April 3, 12:15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602)

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed, multiple award winning Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaitė. Program includes works by Čiurlionis, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and others. Admission FREE.
Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center.

ABOUT RASA:
Hailed for “artistry of poetic and observant sensitivity” (Gramophone), internationally acclaimed pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite released her debut solo CD Reflections on Ongaku Records in 2014, featuring works by Beethoven, Ravel, Guastavino and Liebermann. Fanfare Magazine highlighted the release on its cover, praising her “scintillating pianism” and dubbing her “a Beethoven interpreter of penetrating insight.” Last season featured Ms. Vitkauskaite’s debut recording as soloist with orchestra performing Liszt/Weber Polonaise brillante recorded at the Hungarian National Radio. The upcoming season features the release of her debut concerto CD including Mozart’s Concerto No. 20 in D Minor and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 in C Minor with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra. She will also be featured in a solo recital on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Mendelssohn Cup Piano Competition in Italy, Rasa Vitkauskaite has won top prizes at numerous prestigious international piano competitions including First Prizes at Les Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes (Belgium), the competition in Taurisano (Italy), and the Rubinstein Piano Competition (Paris). Other awards include the Westmont Fellowship at the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara, California, and a Kathryn Wasserman Davis $10,000 grant supporting a tour of Israel promoting peace. Ms. Vitkauskaite has performed as soloist with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Sinfonia, Kaunas, Latvian, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestras, I Solisti di Perugia, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Her most recent concert engagements include performances at festivals in China, South Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary, and the United States. Her teachers include Randall Hodgkinson, Michael Lewin, Alberto Miodini, Jūratė Karosaitė and Jūratė Prėskienytė.

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Vitkauskaite performs regularly with world-renowned clarinetist Jonathan Cohler, and has collaborated with violinists Ilya Kaler, James Buswell, Irina Muresanu, cellist Julia Bruskin, and clarinetist Franklin Cohen among many other world renowned musicians. She is the pianist of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Meiningen Trio. In 2016, she co-founded Chamber Music Boston – a premier classical chamber music ensemble featuring exciting performances in intimate settings by world-class artists.

Ms. Vitkauskaite teaches at the Concord Conservatory and her private studio, and frequently leads masterclasses worldwide including most recently at Ohio University, University of Akron, National University of Rosario in Argentina, Carlos Gomes State Institute in Brazil, New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Longy School of Music of Bard College.

More info at http://rasavitkauskaite.com

Event hyperlink: http://imfchicago.org/events/rasa-vitkauskaite-piano/
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3 Apr, Wednesday, 12:15 PM

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Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, 60602, IL, USA