Wednesday 29th June – Gabrielė Sutkutė (Piano)
As part of Farley Music’s mission to offer a platform to younger artists we are very pleased that Gabrielė Sutkutė, winner of a number of international awards, is coming to play. Her very attractive programme includes César Franck’s touching Prelude, Fugue and Variation, one of Haydn’s best sonatas, one of Prokofiev most exciting and music by Rachmaninov as well, all of which which she will perform with her characteristic clarity, brilliance and imagination.
Lithuanian pianist Gabrielė Sutkutė has already established herself as a musician with a strong temperament and “excellent precision and musicality” (Rasa Murauskaitė from 7 days of Art). She has given many concerts and performed in numerous festivals throughout Europe and appeared in famous halls such as the Musikhuset Aarhus, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building and Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.
In addition to being a soloist, Gabrielė frequently performs with chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. In 2018, she had a trio performance alongside distinguished cellist Adrian Brendel in the RAM Summer Piano Festival and was also invited to play with renowned Kaunas String Quartet in Lithuania. Last year, she performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto with a Grammy-nominated Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Markus Huber, and in 2019, performed this concerto with the Lithuanian National Orchestra, conducted by Modestas Pitrėnas, at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic.
Gabrielė is a winner of nineteen international piano competitions where she also received numerous special awards. In November 2019, she was awarded Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the VIII M. K. Čiurlionis International Piano and Organ Competition (Lithuania). For her musical achievements she received Lithuanian Republic Presidents’ certificates of appreciation six times. The pianist is also a Drake Calleja Trust Scholar, an artist at Talent Unlimited and holds “Help Musicians” Postgraduate Performance Award and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award.
Gabrielė has had masterclasses with professors and pianists such as D. Alexeev, S. Osborne, O. Kern, P. Devoyon, I. Cooper and many more acclaimed musicians. In 2020, she received Bachelor of Music Degree (First Class Honours) from the Royal Academy of Music and now continues her studies there for a Master of Arts Degree with Professor Christopher Elton.
Tickets include an interval drink and parking.
This concert is generously sponsored by Bluestone Vinyards: