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Puzaite Evelina - Piano

Biography of Puzaite Evelina:

‘Puzaite showed herself a fearless pianist, in complete and poetic control of some thick textures’. John Allison, The Sunday Telegraph, October 2011 ‘.. her (Puzaite’s) playing is always beautiful and technically accomplished in every way...wonderful colours and textures...maintaining absolute clarity in the most virtuosic and dense passagework’. Nicholas Salwey, International Record Review 2007 - Born in Lithuania, Evelina Puzaite is an internationally recognised performer of natural sensitivity and strong charisma. She is in constant demand as both a soloist and as a chamber musician and regularly performs at the most prestigious venues including the Barbican, the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre. Evelina has won numerous prizes, including First Prize at the Rubinstein Piano Competition (Paris) and First Prize at the Tel-Hai International Piano Competition (Israel). After unanimously winning the Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2006, Evelina was awarded a long term recording contract with Landor Records. Evelina appears regularly on television and radio in Lithuania. In 2011 she appeared for the first time on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Evelina has performed extensively throughout Europe, including Italy, France, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, as well as in Russia, Israel, and the USA. She has appeared with many prominent orchestras and conductors. After studying at the Ciurlionis School of Arts with Jurate Karosaite, in 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Baltic State Scholarship to study at the London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Joan Havill. Evelina received a Master’s Degree with Distinction in 2006, and two years later was awarded an Artists Fellowship at the GSMD. In 2011 she released an album of Robert Schumann’s music in France, with fellow Lithuanian oboe player, Andrius Puskunigis. They appeared together at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2011. Evelina is also a member of the Cosima Piano Quintet. In April 2012 she made her Carnegie Hall debut in New York, as part of a tour of the USA. In addition to her piano career, Evelina Puzaite is an avid writer and composer. Her first book Tempo Primo – a collection of short stories and poetic insights – was published in November 2008. She has also been recognized at the Grodno Composers’ Competition, where she was awarded the Second Prize, and her compositions for piano have been published several times in Lithuania. In 2010 Evelina composed and performed music to accompany a documentary Lieknas by internationally acclaimed Lithuanian director Rimantas Gruodis.

Website: www.evelinapuzaite.com

CD's with Puzaite Evelina
Autumnal - Chamber Music by Thomas Hyde

ArtNr. GMCD 7389

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