Ugne Tiskute (viola) and Alexandra Vaduva (piano)
Ugne and Alexandra appear as part of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme.
sonata, trans. for viola and piano
CHOPIN: Two Nocturnes Opus 9
YORK BOWEN: Phantasy for viola and piano
BRAHMS: Three Intermezzi Opus 117
PIAZZOLLA: Le Grand Tango
Taught by her mother, Ugne began her studies at the age of six on the violin. At the age of sixteen she got fascinated by the deep, rich sound of viola which convinced her to pursue and discover all the secrets of this underestimated instrument where she
went to study at the National M.K. Ciurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius. In 2009 Ugne moved to London where she successfully continued her career. She has received numerous major awards such as The Countess of Munster Musical Trust awards, Leverhulme Foundation
award, Solti foundation award, Marylebone Educational Trust award and was invited to take part in Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander and International Menuhin Festival Gstaad Strings Academy.
Ugne has taken part in various masterclasses given
by distinguished soloists including Nobuko Imai, Wolfram Christ, Hartmut Rohde, Jerzy Cosmala, Avri Levitan, Ettore Causa, Helen Callus and others. She is a prize-winner of many international competitions such as August Dombrovski Competition in Riga, „Pavasario
Sonata“ in Vilnius, Francesco Geminiani Competition in Verona, Raimundas Katilius Competition in Lithuania and others.
Ugne is a versatile musician – as well as actively performing solo and chamber music, she is also a member of EUYO, Canorum
Trio and Royal Academy Sainsbury Soloists Ensemble.
In addition, Ugne has been awarded the International LRAM teaching certificate by the Royal Academy of Music, which demonstrates her passion for teaching.
Ugne is currently playing the Salomon
viola made in 1780, which has been kindly loaned by the Royal Academy of Music in London.