Indrė Baikštytė is a representative of a famous family of Lithuanian musicians. Her grandfather was the composer Eduardas Balsys. Her mother is the pianist Dalia Balsytė. The young pianist was surrounded with music since early years; thus, her chosen profession is a natural continuation of family traditions.Show More
Indrė Baikštytė is a representative of a famous family of Lithuanian musicians. Her grandfather was the composer Eduardas Balsys. Her mother is the pianist Dalia Balsytė. The young pianist was surrounded with music since early years; thus, her chosen profession is a natural continuation of family traditions.Show Less
Born 01 05 1979 in Vilnius. In 1984 – 1993 she studied piano at the M.K.Čiurlionis Secondary School of Art, Vilnius (now National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts) with teacher Nijolė Kereševičienė, later, with Prof. Olga Šteinberg (1993-1997). Then she entered the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where she studied piano with Prof. Olga Šteinberg; in 2001 she graduated and in 2003 completed her MA in piano solo and accompaniment. In 2001/2002 she received the SOCRATES / ERASMUS stipend through an international exchange programme to study piano at the Universität der Künste, Berlin with Prof. Laszlo Simon. In 2005 she finished her practice based PhD studies at the LMTA (with Associated Prof. Irena Uss-Armonienė, Associated Prof. Dalia Balsytė and Prof. Petras Geniušas) and was awarded the art licenciate degree.
I. Baikštytė has participated in piano competitions: 1996 S. Vainiūnas and L. Knezhkova-Hussey competitions (Canada, she won second prize at the latter), 1999 International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition and International Competition “George Enescu” (Romania; she took first prize at the latter).
Other achievements: in 2000, first prize at the Pianists-Accompanyists Competition at the LMTA for the V. Landsbergis Fund Award; in 2002, second prize at the I Competition for Chamber Duos in Sweden (with violinist R.Lipinaitytė); in 2004, first prize at the competition-festival 21st c. Art in the Ukraine (Vorzel), accompanyists group; in 2005, first prize and the Landsbergis Fund Award at the International Pianists and Accompanyists Competition (professionals group), Vilnius.
In 2006 Indrė Baikštytė won the International Stasys Vainiūnas Piano and Chamber Ensemble Competition with the piano trio FortVio (Ingrida Rupaitė – violin, Povilas Jacunskas – cello). In summer 2006 the trio attended courses at the 16 Internationale Sommerakademie 06 Prag-Wien-Budapest with professors: A. Kouyoumdjian, S. Devich, F. Rados and P. Schuhmayer. During the courses the ensemble won an award for the exceptional performance of a Viennese classic opus and a special prize for the great interpretation of a chamber opus. In 2006 FortVio won third prize at the XIII International Johannes Brahms Competition in Poertschach (Austria).
In 2006 at the Beatričė Grincevičiūtė Chamber Singing Competition I. Baikštytė accompanied the singer Raminta Vaicekauskaitė: the soloist won the first prize, and the pianist took the Best Accompanyist of the Competition award.
The pianist performs at concerts organised by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic together with the National Symphony and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestras. She has given solo recitals and performs both in Lithuania and abroad (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Portugal, Romania and Sweden).
Indrė Baikštytė prepares chamber music programmes together with violinist Rūta Lipinaitytė. Since 2001 the duo has been known as Domino Duo. In 2002 the ensemble won second prize at the I Competition for Duos in Sweden. In 2002, together with this violinist I. Baikštytė participated in the Ost / West Festival in Wupertal (Germany). In 2003 the duo participated in the International Chamber Music Competition in Sanguinetto (Italy). The same year the duo successfully represented Lithuania at the International Youth Chamber Music Festival in Berlin.
She has given concerts together with famous Lithuanian conductors Saulius Sondeckis and Robertas Šervenikas, violist Gediminas Dačinskas, violinists Rūta Lipinaitytė and Martynas Švėgžda von Bekker, flutist Giedrius Gelgotas, cellist Povilas Jacunskas and Edvardas Armonas, vocalists Raminta Vaicekauskaitė, Joana Gedmintaitė, Asmik Grigorian, Kęstutis Alčiauskis and Ignas Misiūra-Tumanovas.
In summer term, 2002, and winter term, 2002 / 2003, the pianist was invited to work as a teaching accompanyist at the Fine Arts Faculty, Singing Department, Anke Eggers class, Universität der Künste Berlin.
At the moment the pianist works as an accompanyist at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts. At the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts Indrė Baikštytė teaches in the Accompaniment and Chamber Ensemble Departments. The pianist is a lecturer at the Accompaniment Department, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.