Rasa Vitkauskaite | Reflections

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Reflections

by Rasa Vitkauskaite

Brilliant solo debut recital of this rising star in the piano world demonstrating an uncanny depth and breadth of musical understanding coupled with brilliant technique. CD also includes 24-page booklet with article by Beethoven scholar Jan Swafford.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Miroirs: 1. Noctuelles
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2. Miroirs: 2. Oiseaux tristes
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3. Miroirs: 3. Une barque sur l'océan
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4. Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
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5. Miroirs: 5. La vallée des cloches
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6. Gargoyles, Op. 29: 1. Presto
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7. Gargoyles, Op. 29: 2. Adagio semplice, ma con molto rubato
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8. Gargoyles, Op. 29: 3. Allegro moderato
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9. Gargoyles, Op. 29: 4. Presto feroce
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10. Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: 1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung
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11. Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: 2. Lebhaft. Marschmäßig
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12. Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: 3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
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13. Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: 4. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit
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14. Sonatina in G Minor: 1. Allegretto
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15. Sonatina in G Minor: 2. Lento muy expresivo
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16. Sonatina in G Minor: 3. Presto
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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RASA VITKAUSKAITE

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). In 2007, Rasa won a Kathryn Wasserman Davis $10,000 grant that supported her tour promoting peace in Israel. In her native country of Lithuania, Ms. Vitkauskaite has garnered the top prize at six national competitions. Recently, she was awarded the Westmont Fellowship at the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara, California.

2014 marked the release of her debut solo CD titled Reflections which was published by Ongaku Records.

Her most recent concert engagements include performances in China, South Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, and the United States. Ms. Vitkauskaite has performed as soloist with the Kaunas, Latvian, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestras, I Solisti di Perugia and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. She has played at many festivals around the world including ones in Caracas (Venezuela), Taiyuan (China), Porto (Portugal), Kaunas (Lithuania), Moscow (Russia), Piano aux Pyrénées (France), and Music Fest Perugia (Italy).

Ms. Vitkauskaite is also very active as a chamber musician. She performs regularly with world-renowned clarinetist Jonathan Cohler. American Record Guide praised her "subtle musicianship and exceptional skill" on Rhapsodie Française (Ongaku 024-121), her 2008 debut CD with Mr. Cohler. Their second CD titled Romanza (Ongaku 024-123) features works by Schumann, Prokofiev and Guastavino. Recently, the duo recorded an all-American CD (to be released next season), in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. The duo also performed a live recital on WGBH radio, and was recently featured on Radio Vaticana in Italy.

Ms. Vitkauskaite studied with Jūratė Karosaitė at the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania, from which she graduated with honors. She then won a scholarship to study at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy, where she studied with Alberto Miodini and took chamber music lessons with members of the Trio di Trieste at the International Chamber Music School. Upon graduating, she was awarded the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma with the highest marks in music.

Subsequently, she completed her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at The Boston Conservatory, where she was a student of Michael Lewin, and won the H. Wilfred Churchill piano scholarship competition both in 2007 and 2008. She also completed a Graduate Performance Diploma with Randall Hodgkinson.

In addition to her active peforming career, Ms. Vitkauskaite is a dedicated teacher with many students at the Concord Conservatory of Music, where she is a faculty member, and in her private studio. In 2013, she adjudicated the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Bay State Contest. In 2009, she won a $5000 Fellowes Athenaeum Fund grant and started a piano program for inner-city children in Boston.

Ms. Vitkauskaite also serves as the pianist of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

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