Šviesė Čepliauskaitė graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music in 1992, in 1994 she finished her assistantship training there (with doc. J. Karnavičius). In 1994-1995 she attended The Fryderyc Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (Poland, prof. B. Hesse-Bukowska). In 2000 Šviesė finished her art doctorate at the LAM (with doc. J. Karnavičius).
While still at the Academy, the pianist attended international mastership courses with prof A. Queffélec and prof. A. Cohen in Ambleside (Great Britain, 1990) and the International Music Seminar in Weimar (Germany, 1991) with prof. B. Ringeissen.
Š. Čepliauskaitė has successfully participated in international competitions for pianists: J. Vitols in Riga (Latvia, 1989), M. Canals in Barcelona (Spain, 1992), F. Chopin in Goettingen and Darmstadt (Germany, 1995, 1996), K. Szymanowski in Lodz (Poland, 1997). She participated in international festivals: Lake District Summer Music in Great Britain (1990), The Duke Radvila (1995) and Chopin w barwach jesieni in Antonin (2002) and Lato z Chopinem in Busko-Zdroj (Poland, 1995-2005), Ch.Frenkeliai summer festival in Šiauliai (2005).
Every year, Š. Čepliauskaitė prepares several solo programmes, she has given concerts not only in many cities of Lithuania, but also in Great Britain (1990), Russia (1993, 2005), Poland (1995-2005), Germany (1998, by invitation from the Chopin Society), France (1999), the Netherlands (1999, 2005), Belgium (2003), Japan (2003). The pianist has performed together with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania (conducted by J. Domarkas, 1990, M. Pitrėnas, 1998, 1999, 2004) and the Tomsk Chamber Orhcestra in Poland (1996). She has recorded some pieces for Lithuanian Radio.
Š. Čepliauskaitė prepared music and literature programs: F.Chopin: Music and Letters (with act. V.Kochanskyte); Cz.Milosz: The immense land (with act V.Kochanskyte, P.Venslovas, singer R. Preiksaite); M.K.Oginski: To homeland I dedicate my wealth, works and life (with act. V.Kochanskyte, singer G.Zeicaite). Š.Čepliauskaite's repertory consists mainly of the opuses by romantic composers. Pianist is especially fond of Chopin's music, she made first in Lithuania recording of all the Valses of F. Chopin ("F.Chopin. "Valsai". VSCD-123, 2004).
04 17 2014
"Erst durch die praktische Umsetzung des Notentextes lebt Musik: Wenn sich der Interpret in die Gedankenwelt des Komponistes wunderbar einfindet, erlebt der Zuhoerer hoesten Genuss. Zu diesem Erlebnis kamen die Zuhoerer des Konzerts der Darmstaedter Chopin_Gesellschaft im Kennedy-Haus. Die junge litauische Pianistin Sviese Cepliauskaite begeisterte mit ihrem durchdachten, emotionalen Spiel."
"Die Kuenstlerin aus Litauen zeigte alle Attribute einer virtuosen Pianistin. Sie begeisterte durch einen sehr schoenen Klang... Hoehepunkt des Abends war die Tarantella von F. Liszt, die mit taenzerischen Rhythmen durch ausgezeichnete Technik fast aus dem Klavier sprang..."
"Š. Čepliauskaitė’s performance is always distinguished by her perfect technique and the high respect shown to the author of the piece. When she plays, we hear not a pretentious performer, who blow high, blow low, wants to affirm her individuality, but a pianist, who first of all conveys the style of the piece, its subtleties: lines, phrasing, dynamics, an adequate manner of hitting the sound."
"By her sultry, virtuoso and artistic performance the soloist Šviesė Čepliauskaitė has convincingly revealed all of the vitality, dynamic colours, the variety of tempers concealed in the simple, but meaningful music of Grieg."
"Š. Čepliauskaitė is a performer of a rational type, distinguished by good technique, artistic taste and able to construct and convey clearly the visions of dramaturgical lines in the pieces she plays."
"In Šviesė's performance we heard a more lively, human and therefore more attractive Chopin, not the sweetened poet or the spiritual martyr, as he is often presented to listeners… By cleverly combining and grouping waltzes Šviesė managed to keep equilibrium between the bravura and melancholy, between the salon taste and moderation. I would like to point out the pianist's impeccable technique, precise performance of tiny flourishes without drowning, however, in details, but by preserving the breath of phrases and the sense of the whole piece (form)."