Farley Music Festival : Karolina Pancernaitė (piano)
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) – Piano Sonata op. 25 no.5
Franz Liszt (1810-1886) – Piano Sonata b-minor
Karolina Pancernaitė (piano)
Karolina Pancernaitė was born in 1995 in Kaunas, Lithuania. She started playing the piano at the age of six with Svetlana Trifonkova and graduated from the J. Naujalis Music School where she studied with R.Šerksnyte and B.Kumpikienė. Karolina is now 4th year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Christopher Elton. She got accepted with a granted scholarship and also received the Maud Hornsby Award.
Eight-years old Karolina began to succeed in the following International Competitions : ‘‘Amadeus‘‘ Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Klaviermusik Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), Gradus ad Parnassum Competition in Kaunas (Lithuania), Sigulda Piano Competition (Latvia), Bach Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), A.Dvarionaite Competition (Lithuania), and in the S.Moniuszko festival – competition in Vilnius. Overall she became a laureate in 12 competitions.
She is an avid performer of chamber music, participating in chamber competitions – her trio became the laureate in the International Chamber Music Competition ‘‘Musical Aquarele“ and 2nd prize in the International ‘‘Spring Sonata‘‘ Competition in Vilnius. In her first year of studying in Royal Academy of Music she gave a chamber music recital in the Festival „Musique en Re“ in France with two other distinguished musicians from the Academy, also a recital of Shostakovich Piano Trios in Royal Academy of Music. Karolina has been annually selected for Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden.
She participated in festivals such as – ‘‘Kaunas‘‘ festival, E.Grieg and M.K. Čiurlionis festival in Kaunas (Lithuania), S.Moniuszko festival in Vilnius, ,,Sugrįžimai 2016” in Vilnius with her chamber music colleagues from Luxembourg.
Also has performed in Brno Philharmonic Hall (Czech Republic) with Brno Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 10-years-old, and several performances with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Kaunas Philharmonic Hall (Lithuania).
For all her musical achievements in international competitions Karolina received a commendation from the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus. She is regularly participating in masterclasses with Professors such as – Petras Geniušas, Graham Scott, Veronika Vitaitė, Stanislav Pochekin, Fali Pavri, Valentina Berman, Michael Dussek, Yevgeny Sudbin, Nikita Fitenko, Lilya Zilberstein, Orit Wolf, Diana Ketler, Pavel Nersessian, Ian Fountain, Pascal Devoyon.
Giving concerts is very important to Karolina, she has performed in Lithuania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Latvia, France, United Kingdom and her next concert destination being in Einbeck and Hannover (Germany).
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for Friends of Farley Music) from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333), or on the door, to include an interval drink