b. 05.06.1985 Kaunas, Lithuania
Sibelius Academy/Helsinki (Prof.Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Ilmo Ranta- since year 2010) Masters degree - Piano
2010 (1/1–31/5) Norwegian music academy (Prof. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg) Nordplus exchange programme
2007–2009 Sibelius Academy/Helsinki (Prof. Erik T. Tawaststjerna) Certificate: Bachelor of Music – Piano
2006–2007 Sibelius Academy/Helsinki (Prof. Erik T. Tawaststjerna) Exchange Program Erasmus – Piano
2004–2006 Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (Assoc.Prof.Aleksandra Žvirblytė)
2008 Private corepetitor
2003 Kaunas State Puppet Theatre - A theatre musician
2000 Private piano teacher
2000 Freelance pianist
She concentrates on building a firm piano technique for her students, so that they would be able to use it to perform widely different pieces. Other important elements have always been to develop score reading and a broad knowledge of the repertoire. She considers it very important to give her students the basics of music history, music theory and improvisation.
All these elements make up an important part of her piano teaching. They help to develop pianistic aspects, student’s musicality and their general approach towards music.
2012 Electroacoustic improvisation with dance, a laboratory started by A. Olarte and M. Decoster-Taivalkoski, followed by performances in MUTEFEST 2012 festival, “Black Box”, Music house and performance in ”Ptarmigan”, shipping container in Lasipalatsinaukio.
2011 Pierrot Lunaire and Drei Schattenträume – musical theater project : Miika Hyytiäinen -composer, Jaakko Nousiainen - theater director, Annika Fuhrmann-soprano, Taavi Oramo - clarinet, Kari Olamaa - violin, Johanna Tarkkanen - cello, Turkka Inkilä - flute, performing A. Schoenberg’s composition- Pierrot Lunaire and Miika Hyytiäinen‘s Drei Schattenträume. Performance on the 4th of April in Conservatory of Helsinki and 15th and 16th of September in Cable factory in Turbine hall in Helsinki. Year 2012, performance in Kamarikesa, chamber music festival ,House of Nobility (Ritarihuone), Helsinki.
2011/9/26 A project by Greek visual artist Panagiotis Balometos and Canadian composer James Andean, making and installation, based on L. Cherubini opera Medea. Performed in Night of arts festival, Design Museum, Helsinki.
2010 Participation in Jyväskylän pianokilpailu
2009 Performance in the opening of exhibition: Message to the World. THE BALTIC WAY: 20 Years Later at Helsinki City Hall.
2008 Solo recital in Tuomiokirkko Kripta, organised by Lithuanian Embassy in Finland.
2008 Project with graphic designer, who made video installation on K.Szymanovski‘s song cycle “Songs of Infatuated Muezzin“, performance with Latvian singer Anna Krauja in Latvian Community House.
2007–2008 Concerts in Polish, Latvian Embassies and Kirpilä Art Hause in Finland together with vocalist.
2007 Participation in Radion Schedrin massterclass and performing Radion Schedrin‘s composition in Espoo Kultuuri saali. Being filmed performing and giving an interview for a documentary film about composer Radion Schedrin.
2000 Various performances as a soloist and chamber musician in Lithuania, Latvia and Finland.