Lauryna Sableviciute – Lunchtime Piano recital



Wednesday 16th November, 2016 at 1.15pm

Recital Room (A78)



G.Kurtag. Selection of pieces from Jatekok (Games)

F.Liszt. Liebestraume Nr.3 and Sonetto 123 del petrarca

C.Debussy. Three Preludes from Book 1:

Des pas sur la neige

Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest

La Fille aux cheveux de lin

P.Boulez. Douze Notations


Lauryna began her piano studies in Vilnius, Lithuania at the M. K. Ciurlionis School of Arts, studying with Jurate Karosaite. She began to give public recitals at a very early age and by the time she was fifteen had already accumulated many prizes and honours in various piano competitions, including prestigious national awards from the Czech Republic and Lithuania. She graduated from the Vilnius Conservatoire in 1998 after having studied with Professor Birute Vainiunaite.

Since graduating, she has given many recitals internationally as a piano soloist, chamber musician and as an accompanist. Some of her most memorable concerts include performing Vainiunas’ Piano Concerto with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania in 1991; in 1997, playing the Schumann Piano Quintet with the Vilnius Quartet as part of the Young Talents of Lithuania season: and in 1998 performing the Tchaikovsky First Concerto with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania in the Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius. Since completing her undergraduate studies she has attended many international piano masterclasses, including with Pi-Hsien Chen, Dimitri Alexeev and Martino Tirimo.

Lauryna moved to Scotland in 1998 and won the Scholarship for Accompaniment from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) for two successive years. In 2000 she entered the Conservatoire to study for her Master of Music Performance and graduated in 2003 having studied with Fali Pavri. In 2001 she won the Governors’ Recital Prize for Piano.

In addition to her interest in works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, she is also actively involved in introducing audiences to new works by composers from around the world. In 2006 she performed the UK’s first portrait concert of the music of Aldo Clementi, along with the flautist Roberto Fabbriciani during the Sonic Fusion Festival in Edinburgh. Other world and UK premieres include works by Ennio Morricone, Yuri Kasparov, Eduardo Miranda, Graciela Paraskevaidis and Senderovas.

Early in 2006, Lauryna became a founder member of the Research Ensemble, a new ensemble located within the Higher Education sector in Scotland, to foster and develop new repertoire, but also to work collaboratively on new research projects beyond the “traditional” boundaries of music. Besides her work as a performer, she continues to be in demand as a teacher and accompanist for various institutions, including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the University of Salford and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Lauryna recently began working with Nicholas Ashton as a piano duo entitled Re:Sono, and they have played together at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool Hope and Salford, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They are planning a CD recording of new works for two pianos in 2017.