Ala Bendoraitienė

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Ala Bendoraitienė graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music in 1987 where she studied piano with Prof. Mūza Rubackytė. In 1995–1996, she attended chamber music classes of Prof. Eugenijus Paulauskas, took part in the master class run by famous Polish pianist prof. Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, prof. Jokuthon Michailovich,  prof. Muza Rubackyte. A.Bendoraitienė accompanied many performers to competitions in Soviet Union and abroad as concertmaster. The juries of competitions awarded A. Bendoraitienė with diplomas in Odesa (1989), Vilnius (1989), Goricia (1996), Belgrade (1997), Erglu (2003) and Vilnius (2004).

The pianist has participated in the International Baltic Music Festival Gaida, New Music Festival and various chamber music festivals. In 1993, she gave concerts in Italy together with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (art director and conductor in chief Gintaras Rinkevičius). In her career, A. Bendoraitienė has given above 300 concerts together with famous musicians: Vilhelmas Čepinskis, Raimundas Katilius, Ilona Klausaitė, Darius Dikšaitis, Ramutė Kalnėnaitė, Andrius Radziukynas, Rita Prekšaitė, Zbignievas Levickis and others. As a soloist and member of various chamber ensembles Ala Bendoraitienė has given concerts in Lithuania, Russia, Italy, Poland, France, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Germany etc. Music performed by Ala Bendoraitienė is frequently broadcasted on Magyar Radio, BBC Radio, Lithuanian and Latvian radio.
Alos Bendoraitienė’s repertoire is particularly abundant with chamber compositions for various ensembles; she has been the first to perform opuses by many composers.

In 2005 as a member of  jury she took part in the Petar Konjovic competition of chamber ensembles in Serbia, she also  ran a lecture and gave a concert there , which was recorded into a CD. In the summer of 2007 she gave a concert together with Zakhar Bron. The pianist writes articles and the reviews of concerts for the musical press.

Together with the Italian violinist Beatrice Antononi and Kaunas Chamber Orchestra, she has published a CD. In 1995–1997, she worked at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy as assistant concertmaster with Prof. R. Katilius; now Ala Bendoraitiene works at the National M.K.Chiurlionis art school as a piano teacher - methodist, concertmaster - expert, also as a concertmaster assistant in the Music and theatre academy of  Lithuania.

Lithuanian Composers

Vytautas Barkauskas

”The Second Legend about M.K.Ciurlionis” for piano solo

Poem for piano solo

Konstancija Brundzaitė

Two Laments for voice and piano

Juozas Gruodis

Sonata in D minor

Voice and Piano

Gustav Mahler

Vierzehn Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit

Sergei Rachmaninov

12 Romances op. 14

15 Romances op. 26

5 Romances op. 38

Franz Schubert

An die Musik ("Du holde Kunst..."), song for voice & piano, D. 547 (Op. 88/4)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen ("Mitten im Schimmer der spiegelnden Wellen"), song for voice & piano, D. 774 (Op. 72)

Du bist die Ruh, song for voice & piano, D. 776 (Op. 59/3)

Die Forelle ("In einem Bächlein helle"), song for voice & piano, D. 550 (Op. 32)

Frühlingsglaube ("Die Linden Lüfte"), song for voice & piano (3 versions), D. 686 (Op. 20/2)

Gretchen am Spinnrade ("Meine Ruh'..."), song for voice & piano, D. 118 (Op. 2)

Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3)

Ständchen ("Horch, horch, die Lerche"), song for voice & piano, D. 889

Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3)

Robert Schumann

Myrthen, songs for voice & piano, Op. 25

Liederkreis, songs for voice & piano, Op. 39

Frauenliebe und Leben op. 42

Richard Strauss


Das Bachlein

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

6 Romances op. 38

7 Romances op. 47

6 Romances op. 63

6 Romances op. 73

Richard Wagner

Wesendonk Lieder, songs (5) for voice & piano (or orchestra), WWV 91

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab ("Wo die Rose hier blüht"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)

Fussreise ("Am frischgeschnittnen Wanderstab"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Der Gärtner ("Auf ihrem Leibrösslein"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Gebet ("Herr! schicke was du willt"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Gesang Weylas ("Du bist Orplid, mein Land"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Heimweh ("Anders wird die Welt"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Im Frühling ("Hier lieg ich"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Lebe wohl ("Lebe wohl! Du fühlest nicht"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Mignon ("Kennst du das Land"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)

Nimmersatte Liebe ("So ist die Lieb!"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)

Schlafendes Jesuskind ("Sohn der Jungfrau"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Verborgenheit ("Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Das verlassene Mägdlein ("Früh, wann die Hähne krähn"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Solo Works

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13

Variations (32) on an original theme for piano in C minor, WoO 80

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, op. 78

Johannes Brahms

Sonata in C Major Op.1, No.1

Sonata in F sharp minor op. 2

Intermezzo in B flat minor op. 117 No. 2

Frederic Chopin

Scherzo in B minor, No.1 op.20

Ballade in G minor, No.1 Op.23

Ballade in F minor, op. 52 No. 4

Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48

Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46

Fantasy for piano in F minor/A flat major, Op. 49, C. 42

Preludes for piano No. 4, 6, 7, 20, Op. 28/4, CT. 169

Etudes for piano No. 1, 5, 8, 9, 12, Op. 10/5, CT. 18

Etudes for piano No. 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, Op. 25/1, CT. 26

Nocturne in B major op.32

Joseph Haydn

Andante with variations for piano in F minor, H. 17/6

Aivars Kalejs

Retro Suite

Franz Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano No. 11 in A minor, S. 244/11 (LW A132/11)

Tarantella, for piano (Années, suppl. to II/3), S. 162/3 (LW A197/3)

Mihovil Logar

”Le poisson d'or”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in B flat Major KV 570

Fantasia for piano in C minor, K. 475

Fantasia for piano in D minor (fragment), K. 397 (K. 385g)

Piano Sonata No. 9, KV 311

Piano Sonata No. 13, KV 333

Pehr Henrik Nordgren

Ballads on ”Kwaidan” for piano solo

Franz Schubert

Phantasie Wanderer in C Major Op.15

Selected Impromtus Op.90, 142

Robert Schumann

Fantasiestück Op. 12

Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) for piano in C major, Op. 17

Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18

Alexander Scriabin

Sonata No. 9 Op. 68

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 6

Piano Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30

Preludes No. 4, 5, 6, 13  Op. 11

Peter Vasks

”The Cycle”

Works for Cello and Piano

Johannes Brahms

Sonata No. 1 in E minor op. 38

Sonata No. 2 in F major op. 99

Works for Violin and Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonatos BWV 1014-19

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in F major op. 24 „Spring”

Michel Blavet

Sonata op. 2

Johannes Brahms

Sonata No.1  in G major op. 78

Sonata No 2  in A major op. 100

Sonata No.3 in D minor op. 108

Two sonatas in F minor and E Flat major op. 120

Ernest Chausson

Poem  in E flat major op. 25

Claude Debussy

Sonata, 1915

Manuel de Falla

Serenata andaluza

Cesar Franck

Sonata in A major

Edvard Grieg

Sonata in A minor

Sonata in G major

Jan Kubelik


Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata No. 1, in F minor, 1938-46

Maurice Ravel


Tzigane, rapsodie de concert, 1924

Camille Saint-Saens

Mavanaise op. 83

Paul de Sarasate

Zigeunerweisen op. 20

Robert Schumann

Sonata in A minor op. 105

Franz Waxman

”Carmen Fantasy”

Henryk Wieniawski

Fantaisie brillante, on themes from Gounoud’s Faust

Polonaise in D major op. 4 No. 1

Polonaise in A major op. 21 No. 2

Legend  in E minor op. 17

Scherzo-tarantella op. 16

Other Works

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata for flute in D major, 1943