- Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in Eb Op. 27
- Scriabin: Sonata in F# Op. 30
- Rachmaninov: Moments Musicaux Op. 16
About the artist:
Ugnius Pauliukonis was born in Širvintos Lithuania in 1991 and started studying piano at the age of six with Eilina Stropaitė at the Širvintos Music School. Ugnius later went on to the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius (Lithuania), a specialist school for young artists where he studied under Donaldas Račys.
He has won prizes in numerous national and international piano competitions and has participated in masterclasses with well-known teachers including Petras Geniusas, Valentina Berman, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet , Nelson Goerner and Matti Raekallio.
Ugnius has performed Liszt’s 2nd piano concerto in A major with the Kaunas Symphony orchestra and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C-major (K 467) with the Manchester Beethoven Symphony Orchestra. He has also given recitals and chamber music concerts in Lithuania, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom.
In 2010 Ugnius began his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he is under the tutelage of the Head of Keyboard Studies, Graham Scott. Whilst at the college, he has won 1st prize in the RNCM Schubert prize, Beethoven prize, Mark Ray prize (awarded to the most promising first year undergraduate student) and 2nd prize in the Amy Brant International Piano Competition in Birmingham last July.
Last season Ugnius has performed Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and in August he gave a recital in Kaunas Philharmonic Hall (Lithuania).
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