2019-07-27 | Piano masterclass with Donaldas Račys (piano)

Piano masterclass with Donaldas Račys (piano)

Birštono kultūros centras

Jaunimo g. 4, Birštonas LT- 59206, LT-59206

The 7th Birštonas Summer Academy July 27 – August 5, 2019. 

Piano masterclass with Donaldas Račys (piano)

Birštonas is one of the oldest balneology resorts in Lithuania – it has been recorded from the Middle Ages. The combination of being in the exceptional inspiring environment of nature and sharing professional musical ideas brings wonderful results for the young musicians.

The VII Summer Academy in Birštonas is a ten days international academy of music, accepting highly-gifted, young singers, pianists, harpists and violinist who aim to make music their profession. It is a place where the individual student comes first and is inspired and cared for both musically and personally in a friendly atmosphere of intense work and wholesome, beautiful surroundings. Everyday concerts are performed exclusively by the students and teachers.

The VII Summer Arts Academy in Birštonas provides the Piano masterclass given by Donaldas Račys (Piano).

Donaldas Račys was born in Šiauliai, where he started playing piano. He continued his studies at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art School (under E. M. Šernienė and A. Jurgelionis). As a pupil he became a laureate of numerous national, international, and the Soviet Republics’ competitions. Among the most notable: Usti nad Labem (1982, 1st prize), Jaunųjų atlikėjų konkursas in Vilnius (1987, 1st prize), the Soviet Republics’ Piano Competition in Riga (1987, 3rd prize).

In 1987-1993 Račys studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. V. Kastelski and Prof. L. Diedova, whereas, his Master studies were completed at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius under Prof. P. Geniušas.

The pianist gave concerts in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Russia, made recordings with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Lithuanian Radio, played a recital in Saint Petersburg on an occasion of diplomatic relations’ restoration between Lithuania and Poland.

Račys has twice received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for his concert activities. As a chamber musician he frequently gives concerts together with his long-standing chamber music partners, violinist Andrius Gudaitis and singer Saulė Šerytė.

Račys frequently gives master classes and is much in demand as a jury member in national and international competitions.

He currently works at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art School and at Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University.

The Birštonas Summer Academy includes recital, daily masterclasses and concludes with a student recital. Practice time and private instruction will also be available throughout the week.

Registration dead line: 20 June 2019

Application form

Courses Price: 200 Eur

Accomodation Price: 150 Eur (
Meal Price: 120 Eur

Contact information:
Address: Lithuanian Musicians’ Union
Gedimino pr. 32–2, LT-01104 Vilnius
Tel. +370 625 73652

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Banko sąskaitos nr.: LT51 7300 0100 0245 0037

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