The duo relates the beginning of its career to the concert that took place in 2001, M. K. Čiurlionis House, Vilnius. The concert was dedicated to the oldest representative of the Čiurlionis family, Rūta Stulgaitytė – Strimaitienė, who celebrated her 90th anniversary.
In 2001 and 2002 the duo won a scholarship of the Hanover Higher School of Music and Theatre and participated in concert weeks and master classes held by Prof. H. Beyerle and Prof. L. Sims in Goslar, Germany. In 2002 they participated in the International Chamber Music Competition Premio Vittorio Gui in Florence, Italy.
In 2005 the duo won a stipend of the Austrian cultural organisation KulturKontakt and participated in the international Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria where they were awarded a diploma. Strimaitis Duo gives concerts in Lithuania, has toured Germany and performs together with other musicians.
Aidas Strimaitis, a graduate of the M. K. Čiurlionis Art Gymnasium, finished his MA at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He was studying violin with I. Armonaitė and R. Katilius. In 1986, he became a laureate of the Balys Dvarionas Competition; in 1991 he was awarded the 3rd degree diploma at the National Young Performers Competition.
He played as a member of various chamber and symphony collectives, chamber ensembles, with which he toured Lithuania, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, Denmark, Japan, Taiwan, etc.
From 1995 to 2005 he was a member of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. Since the 2004 season he has been a member of the string quartet Chordos.
Eglė Strimaitienė, a graduate of Kaunas J. Naujalis Art School, finished her MA at the Lithuanian Academy of Music. She studied piano with E. Janulevičiūtė, J. Bialobžesks and A. Kisieliūtė.
In 1991 she was awarded the 3rd degree diploma and the Special Prize at the J. Fledžinskas Competition for Chamber Ensembles. In 1994 she was awarded a diploma at the J. Gruodis Accompanists Competition. In 1995 she participated in master classes at the University Mozarteum held by Prof. D. Bashkirov. At the Choir Competition in Kiev, 2000, she was awarded a diploma for the best accompanist.
Strimaitienė, together with various musicians and chamber ensembles, has given concerts in Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, etc.
Since 1996 she has been working as a piano teacher and concertmaster at the choir school Liepaitės.
Dialogues / Dialogai
Sonata subita for violin and piano
Sonata for violin and piano No. 2 op. 56 (1979, new version 2007)
”Pas de deux“ (2007)
”Scratched duo” (2007)
Sonata for violin & piano (1962)
„Stillness” for soprano, violin & piano
Preludio e Saltarello (2007)
Sonata for violin & piano in D major op.12 no.1
Sonata for violin & piano in A major op.12 nr.2
Sonata for violin & piano in A minor op.23
Sonata for violin & piano in F major op.24
Sonata for violin & piano in A major op.30 nr.1
Sonata for violin & piano No. 7 in C minor ("Eroica"), Op. 30/2
Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Scherzo for violin & piano in C minor (third movement of "F-A-E Sonata"), WoO posth.
Six melodies for violin and keyboard (piano)
Concert, for violin, piano & string quartet in D major, Op. 21
Four Nocturnes “Night Music II” for violin and piano
Sonata for violin & piano, L. 140
Valse La plus que lente
„La clair de lune“
„Kek – uok“
„In the wherry“
„Fille aux cheveux de lin“
Sonata for violin & piano in A major, M. 8
Five Fragments from Opera „Porgi and Bess“
Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in F major, Op. 8
Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
„Anitra`s dance“ op.46 nr.3
Theme and Variations, for violin & piano, I/10
”La Mort du nombre“
„Suadades do Brazil” (Dance Suite)
Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 378 (K. 317d)
Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 454
Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 570
Spiegel im Spiegel
Tango „Rio Sena“
Tango „Chau Paris“
Tango „Plus ultra“
Tango „Marron y Azul“
Tango „La calle 92“
Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94 bis
Valses nobles et sentimentales nr. 6, 7
Piece en forme de habanera
Sonata in G major
Sonata for violin & piano No.1
Suite (Sonata) in the Old Style, for violin & piano (or harpsichord)
Duet for violin & piano in A major op.162
Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in D minor, op.121
L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano
Violin Sonata, for piano & violin in D minor, Op. 9, M9
Nocturne and tarantela
A Composition of Music and Poetry
Judita Vaičiūnaitė's play "Dialogue with Emilia"
Musical compositions by Jonas Nabažas, Béla Bartók, Robert Schumann, Fryderyk Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev and Sergei Rachmaninov
Actors VIKTORIJA KUODYTĖ and SAULIUS BALANDIS
DARIUS DIKŠAITIS (violin)
AIDAS STRIMAITIS (violin)
EGLĖ STRIMAITIENĖ (piano)
Mit feurigem Temperament liessen Aidas Strimaitis, Violine, und Egle Strimaitiene, Klavier, das Scherzo von Brahms einlaitend dämonisch aufschwingen. Gekonnte künstlerische Wechsel zu hellen Passagen zeigten enormes Werkverständnis.
Romantische Atmosphäre lag über der Interpretation zweier Sätze aus der Sonate c-moll op.45 von Grieg, das das litauische Duo Strimaitis in homogenem Zusammenspiel von Violine und Klavier musizierte. Ebenso sensilber mit singendem Ton im Klang schwelgend oder temperamentvoll mit energischem Zugriff beschworen sie mit blendender Spieltechnik eine nordische Atmosphäre herauf.