Donaldas Račys

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Donaldas Račys was born in 1968 in Šiauliai, where he started playing piano. He continued his studies at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art School (under E. M. Šernienė and A. Jurgelionis). As a pupil he became a laureate of numerous national, international, and the Soviet Republics’ competitions. Among the most notable: Usti nad Labem (1982, 1st prize), Jaunųjų atlikėjų konkursas in Vilnius (1987, 1st prize), the Soviet Republics’ Piano Competition in Riga (1987, 3rd prize).

In 1987-1993 Račys studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. V. Kastelski and Prof. L. Diedova, whereas, his Master studies were completed at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius under Prof. P. Geniušas.

The pianist gave concerts in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Russia, made recordings with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Lithuanian Radio, played a recital in Saint Petersburg on an occasion of diplomatic relations’ restoration between Lithuania and Poland.

Račys has twice received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for his concert activities. As a chamber musician he frequently gives concerts together with his long-standing chamber music partners, violinist Andrius Gudaitis and singer Saulė Šerytė.
Račys frequently gives master classes and is much in demand as a jury member in national and international competitions.

He currently works at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art School and at Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University.

Solo Works

Johann Sebastian Bach

French Suites: Nr.5 G-dur BWV 816, Nr.6 E-dur BWV 817

Italian Concerto BWV 917

Fantasy and fugue BWV 903

Tocatas: in E minor BWV 914, in G major BWV 916

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in G major No.5 K.283,  in B flat major No.13 K.333, in C minor No.14 K.457, in D major No.18 K.576

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata Op.13 ,  Op.27 No.1,   Op.31 No.2,   Op.81a,   Op.90,  Op.109,  Op.110

Frederic Chopin

Scherzo No.1 Op.20,  No.2 Op.31,  No.3 Op.39

Ballade No.2 Op.38,  No.3 Op.47,  No.4 Op.52

Barcarolle Op.60

Etudes Op.10: No. 1, 5, 8, 12. Op.25: No.1, 2, 10, 12.

Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy

Variations serieuses Op.54

Franz Schubert

Sonata in B flat major No.21 D 960

4 Impromtus D. 899/ Op.90

Robert Schumann

Papillons Op.2

Davidsbuendlertaenzen Op.6

Humoreske Op.20

Kreisleriana Op.16

Drei Fantasiestuecke Op.111

Novellette Op.21 Nr.8

Johannes Brahms

2 Rhapsodien Op.79

Balladen Op.10: No.3, No.4

Fantasien Op.116

3 Intermezzi Op.117

Franz Liszt

Vallee de o’bermann

Rhapsody No.10

Etudes: Gnomenreigen, Waldesrauschen, Eroica, Transcendental etude No.10

Modest Musorgskij

Pictures at an Exhibition

Sergei Rachmaninov

Etudes Tableaux Op.33

Etudes Tableaux Op.39: No.3 in F sharp minor, No.5 in E flat minor, No.8 in D minor

Moments Musicaux Op. 16: No.3 in B minor, No.4 in E minor

Claude Debussy

Images 1

L’isle joyeuse

Isaac Albeniz

Iberia: Evocacion, El Puerto, El Albaicin, Fete-dieu a Seville.

Bela Bartok

Suite Op.14

Petr Eben

Briefe an Milena

D Scarlatti Sonata D Minor L108

D.Scarlatti Sonata B Minor K27

I.Albeniz "El Albaicin"

Isaac Albeniz El Puerto

Isaac Albeniz Evocacion