Friday 23rd June (7.00pm) – Karolina Pancernaite (piano)


Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) – Piano Sonata op. 25 no.5
Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951) – Piano Sonata-Reminiscenza op. 38 no. 1


Franz Liszt (1810-1886) – Piano Sonata b-minor

Karolina Pancernaitė (piano)

Karolina Pancernaitė was born in 1995 in Kaunas, Lithuania. She started playing the piano at the age of six with Svetlana Trifonkova and graduated from the J. Naujalis Music School where she studied with R.Šerksnyte and B.Kumpikienė. Karolina is now a fourth-year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Christopher Elton. She was accepted with a scholarship and also received the Maud Hornsby Award.

At just eight-years old, Karolina was already successful in international competitions, including the ‘‘Amadeus‘‘ Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Klaviermusik Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), Gradus ad Parnassum Competition in Kaunas (Lithuania), Sigulda Piano Competition (Latvia),  Bach Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), A.Dvarionaite Competition (Lithuania), and in the S.Moniuszko festival – competition in Vilnius. Overall, she became a laureate in 12 competitions.

She is an avid performer of chamber music, participating in chamber competitions – her trio became the laureate in the International Chamber Music Competition ‘‘Musical Aquarele“ and second prize in the International ‘‘Spring Sonata‘‘ Competition in Vilnius. In her first year of studying in Royal Academy of Music she gave a chamber music recital in the Festival “Musique en Re“ in France with two other distinguished musicians from the Academy, also a recital of Shostakovich Piano Trios at the Royal Academy of Music. Karolina has been selected for the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden.

She participated in festivals such as –  ‘‘Kaunas‘‘ festival, E.Grieg and M.K. Čiurlionis festival in Kaunas (Lithuania), S.Moniuszko festival in Vilnius, ,,Sugrįžimai 2016” in Vilnius with her chamber music colleagues from Luxembourg.

She also performed in Brno Philharmonic Hall (Czech Republic) with Brno Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 10 years old, and several performances with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Kaunas Philharmonic Hall (Lithuania).

For all her musical achievements in international competitions Karolina received a commendation from the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus. She regularly participates in masterclasses with Professors such as – Petras Geniušas, Graham Scott, Veronika Vitaitė, Stanislav Pochekin, Fali Pavri, Valentina Berman, Michael Dussek, Yevgeny Sudbin, Nikita Fitenko, Lilya Zilberstein, Orit Wolf, Diana Ketler, Pavel Nersessian, Ian Fountain, Pascal Devoyon.

Giving concerts is very important to Karolina, she has performed in Lithuania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Latvia, France, United Kingdom and her next concert destination being in Einbeck and Hannover (Germany).

Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for Friends of Farley Music) from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333), or on the door, to include an interval drink

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