Dainius Puodžiukas (violin)

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Dainius Puodziukas was born in Vilnius, to a family of musicians. He began playing the violin at the age of five. In 1995, having graduated from the M.K.Ciurlionis Art Gymnasium, he was admitted into the Lithuanian Academy of Music. Later he studied at the National Paris Conservatory. Having received a Bachelor’s  and a Master’s degree from the Lithuanian Academy of Music, Dainius continued his violin studies at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, in the Artist Diploma Program. He graduated from Boston University in 2003 with commendation and a special award. In 2005 he received the Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music.

Dainius Puodziukas studied under the most prominent Lithuanian violinists: J.Dvarionas, I. Armonaite, R.Katilius, E.Paulauskas. Later he perfected his mastery of playing under world famous violinists: D.Mazurkevich, Y.Mazurkevich, V.Spivakov, P.Zazofsky, K.Winkler, S.Gaseau, P.Salaff.

Mr. Puodziukas participated in many international festivals: Music Academy of the West – Santa Barbara (USA), International Heifetz institut (USA), Soesterberg (Holland), Thomas Mann (Lithuania). In 1997 he represented Lithuania at the 20th Century Music Academy in Paris, founded by the famous composer and conductor, P.Boulez. Dainius earned his laureate position at the New York festival “Young Virtuosos 2001” and was afforded the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. 

D.Puodziukas is a winner of many international competitions. In 1995 he won 1st place in Vilnius, 1st place in the J.S.Bach competition (USA) in 2000, Grand Prix “Show Pieces” in 2003 (USA), 1st place at the Boston University “Concerto Aria Competition” in 2003. In 2004, he won the Longy Honors competition for both solo and for chamber music. Also, in the same year, he won the Longy Concerto competition.

Dainius has played solo with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra,“Kremerata  Baltica" Chamber Orchestra, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Boston University Symphony Orchestra among others.  In May of 2003, he was invited to perform as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall. He has also collaborated with conductors such as Keith Lockhart, Jeffrey Rink, Samuel Pasgue, Saulius Sondeckis, Juozas Domarkas, Robertas Servenikas.

D.Puodziukas has played in Russia, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and throughout the United States. By special invitation, in 2000, he and his pianist brother, Aidas performed at the Baltic States’ Presidential Meeting, in Vilnius. In 2003, Dainius and Aidas Puodziukas were invited to play in the “The Baltic Concert Series” in Boston also in the Corcoran Gallery in Washington,DC.  2008-2014  Dainius was  violin teacher at  National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Fine Arts ( 2009-2014 head of string department ).  2009-2013 member of string quartet “Chordos”.

D.Puodziukas is a faculty member of Vytautas Magnus University  Music Academy string department. 

Currently, Dainius is member of  Chamber Orchestra “Kremerata Baltica” and performing solo and chamber music concerts in the Lithuania and abroad.  

Works for violin and orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Concertos:

No. 3 in G major, KV 216

No. 4 in D major, KV 218

No. 5 in A major, KV 219

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat major, K. 364/320 d

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op.56

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Double Concerto  for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102

Max Bruch

Violin - Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Violin Concerto in D minor

Double Concerto for Violin and Piano in D-minor

Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto in A minor No. 1, Op. 77 (Op. 99)

Jean Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 47

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Edouard Lalo

“Spanish symphony” for violin and orchestra  in D minor, Op. 21

Niccolo Paganini

Concerto No.1 for violin and orchestra in D major, Op.6

Sergey Prokofiev

Concertos No.2 for violin and orchestra in G minor, Op.63

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns

Concerto No.3 for violin and orchestra in B minor, Op.61

Henri Vieuxtemps

Concerto No. 5 for violin and orchestra in A minor, Op.37

Sonatas for violin and piano

Johann Sebastian Bach

6 Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019

Ludwig van Beethoven

10 Sonatas: for Violin and Piano:

No. 1 in D major, Op. 12

No. 2 in A major, Op.12

No. 3 in E flat major, Op.12

No. 4 in A minor, Op.23

No. 5 in F major, Op. 24

No. 6 in A major, Op.30

No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30

No. 8 in G major, Op. 30

No. 9 in A major, Op.47

No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Johannes Brahms

3 Sonatas sonatas for Violin and Piano:

No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Claude Debussy

Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor

Antonin Dvorak

Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 100

César Franck

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

Edvard Grieg

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonatas for Violin and Piano :

Sonata in G major, KV 301

Sonata in E minor, KV 304

Sonata in B major, KV 378

Sonata in B major, KV 454

Franz Schubert

Sonata for Violin and Piano “Grand Duo” in A major, D 574

Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934

3 Sonatinas for Violin and Piano :

Sonatina in D major, D 384

Sonatina in A minor, D 385

Sonatina in G minor, D 408

Sergey Prokofiev

2 Sonatas for Violin and Piano:

No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80

No. 2 in D major, Op. 94

Maurice Ravel

Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major

Robert Schumann

Sonata for Violin and Piano  No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

Richard Strauss

Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major, Op. 18

Gabriel Faure

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 13

Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Albert Dietrich

“F.A.E.” Sonata for Violin and Piano

Leonard Bernstein

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Compositions for violin solo

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo:

Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003

Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005

Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006

Paul Hindemith

Sonata No.1 for Violin solo

Vytautas Barkauskas

Partita for Violin Solo (1967)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

The Last Rose of Summer in G major

Niccolò Paganini

24 Caprices for Violin Solo, Op. 1

Nel cor piu non mi sento

Nathan Milstein


Krzysztof Penderecki


Eugène Ysaÿe

Sonatas for Violin Solo, Op. 27 :

No.1 in G minor….

No.2 in A minor

No.3 in D minor

No.6 in E major

Fritz Kreisler

Recitativo and Scherzo, Op. 6

Sergey Prokofiev

Sonata for Violin solo in D major, Op.115

Jeronimas Kačinskas

Introduction and Toccata

Jurgis Juozapaitis

Quasi improvvisazione

Chamber Music

Piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, Anton Arensky, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, Sergey Rachmaninov, Dmitri Schostakovich, Robert Schumann, Gabriel Faure,
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Schubert 

String quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg, Dmitri Schostakovich, Algirdas Martinaitis, Antanas Kučinskas, Vytautas Germanavičius,Vykintas Baltakas,Rytis Mažulis, Ramunas Motiekaitis, Bronius Kutavičius

Duets for 2 violins by J.M.Leclair, L.Spohr, G.F.Handel-J.Halvorsen

Piano quintets by Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Schostakovich, Franz Schubert

String sextets by Johannes Brahms, Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky

String octet by Felix Mendelssohn

String nonet by Olli Mustonen

Other Works

Antonio Bazzini

La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Valse scherzo, Op. 34

Serenada Melancolique, Op. 26

Melodie, Op. 42

Henryk Wieniawski

Polonaise Brillante No. 1 in D Major, Op. 4

Polonaise Brillante No. 2 in A Major, Op. 21

Legende, Op. 17

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns


Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns - E.Ysaye


Pablo de Sarasate

Zapateado, Op. 23

Caprice Basque, Op.24

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Carmen Fantasy, Op.25

Navarra for 2 Violins


Giuseppe Tartini

Devil’s Trill sonata in G minor

Maurice Ravel


Antonin Dvorak

Romantic Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 75

Ernest Chausson

Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet in D major, Op. 21

Poeme, Op.25

Jascha Heifetz

Selected Transcriptions for Violin and Piano

Niccolò Paganini

“Le Streghe”, Op. 8


Moses Fantasy, Op.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40

Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

Franz Waxman

Carmen Fantasy