Tuesday 16 November 3.00 pm
Gabrielė Sutkutė (piano)
Ciurlionis: Prelude in G major, VL338 (3')
Ciurlionis: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, VL183 (4')
Ciurlionis: Prelude in D minor, VL 340 (“Oh, My Dear Mother”) (1')
Chopin : 3 Mazurkas Op 59 (10')
1. A minor 2. A flat major 3. F sharp minor
Debussy : Estampes no 2 “La Soirée dans Grenade” (5')
Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux Op 39 nos 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (31')
Pianist Gabriele Sutkute was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. She is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Emeritus Christopher Elton on a full scholarship following her studies in Lithuania with teacher Birute Kumpikiene. She has also had masterclasses with professors and pianists such as D. Alexeev, S. Osborne, O. Kern, P. Devoyon, A. Gavrilov, I. Cooper and many more acclaimed musicians.
Gabriele won fifteen first prizes, four Grand Prix and received numerous special awards at various international piano competitions. In November 2019, she was awarded third prize and the Audience Prize at the VIII M. K. Ciurlionis International Piano and Organ Competition (Lithuania). Earlier in the year, the pianist received a “Special Mention” at the III International Piano Competition “City of Vigo” (president of the jury- Martha Argerich). For achievements in music Gabriele received Lithuanian Republic President Dalia Grybauskaite's appreciation certificates for five years in a row. In 2020, she became one of the artists at Talent Unlimited, an organisation that offers support to young musicians studying in London.
Gabriele has played in many concerts and festivals, appearing both as a soloist and chamber musician. Her recent engagements as a chamber musician include a trio performance alongside distinguished cellist Adrian Brendel in the RAM Summer Piano Festival and multiple concerts with the renowned Kaunas String Quartet.
In 2019, Gabriele was invited to play Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto with “Audentia Ensemble” in London and upon her success in the M. K. Ciurlionis Piano and Organ Competition, she also performed Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
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