Edvinas Minkštimas

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Edvinas Minkstimas (b.1980) studied music at J. Naujalis Gymnasium of Music, Kaunas. In 1997 – 2003, he studied piano at the Lithuanian Academy of Music with Prof. V. Vitaitė, in 2002, at the National Conservatoire of Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique de Paris) with M. Beroff. In 2003, the performer received an MA from both institutions. Currently, Edvinas Minkstimas is studying at The Juilliard School in New York with Jerome Lowenthal. The pianist has attended master classes held by B. Hesse-Bukowska, N. Petroff, V. Ashkenazy, I. Biret, and M. Francoise-Bucquet.

Minkstimas’s biography as a soloist started in 1995, when 14 years of age he performed Grieg’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra A minor together with the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Later the pianist performed together with the Lithuanian Chamber (Lietuvos kamerinis) (led by S.Sondeckis) and Lithuanian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestras under the baton of Lithuanian and foreign conductors. Since 1990, Minkstimas has been performing abroad: in Russia, Byelorussia, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Canada and USA.

Edvinas Minkstimas is one of the most prominent young Lithuanian pianists; he is well known to Lithuanian and foreign music professionals and audiences. At the age of 24 he is a laureate of nine international piano competitions including P. Tchaikovsky (Moscow, 1992) and L.Knezkova-Hussey (Canada, Bathurst, 1996).

In 2001, Minkstimas won The International Competition European Piano Days in Pontoise (France), and in 2002 and 2003, The International Competition Music without Limits (Muzika be sienų) in Lithuania. In 2007 the pianist won the 1st Prize in the International  Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition.

In 2002, the pianist performed in Denmark and France as well as to Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom, during his visit to Lithuania.

In February and November 2003, Minkstimas gave two particularly successful concerts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and US Baltic Foundation Annual Gala in Washington, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in USA.
In 2001, Minkstimas was granted a two-year residency at the prestigious Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In summer 2002, he as a soloist and performer of chamber music participated in Summer Music Festival held by the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara (USA, California).

Minkstimas has won many scholarships and prizes including those from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, Meyer Foundation in France and Music Academy of the West.

Edvinas Minkstimas has also tried composition. He has written opuses for piano, chamber and symphony orchestras, which he has repeatedly performed in Lithuania and abroad. He has recorded a CD including opuses for piano solo and with orchestra, such as Concerto D minor No.1 by J. Brahms, Concerto F minor No.2 by F. Chopin and Concerto for the Left Hand by M. Ravel.

Chamber Works

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for violin and piano in A major, BWV 1025

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for violin and piano No.9 in A major (Kreutzer), op.47

E. Boza

Agrestide, for flute and piano

Johannes Brahms

Sonata for two pianos in F minor, op.34b

Hungarian Dances, for piano four hands (First Book)

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, op.25

Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor (Werther), op.60

Sonata for violin and piano No.3 in D minor, op.108

Romances and songs (5) for voice and piano, op.84

Piano Quartet No.2 in A major, op.26

Ernest Chausson

Songs for voice and piano

George Crumb

Nocturnes (4) for violin and piano (Night Music II)

Claude Debussy

Bilitis, arranged for violin and piano, L.96/5

Henri Dutilleux

Sonatine for flute and piano

Gabriel Fauré

Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, op.45

Jacques Ibert

Concerto for flute, arranged for flute and piano

Andre Jolivet

Chant de Linos, for flute and piano

Gustav Mahler

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, cycle of songs for voice and piano

Kindertotenlieder, cycle of songs for voice and piano

Olivier Messiaen

Le merle noir, for flute and piano

Edvinas Minkštimas

Sonatine for flute and piano

Piece for flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano

Three songs for high voice, flute, percussion and piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for flute No.1 in G major, K. 313 (aranged for flute and piano)

Concerto for flute No.2 in D major, K.314 (arranged for flute and piano)

Modest Mussorgsky

Pesni i pliaski smerti / Songs and Dances of Death (4), cycle of songs for voice and paino

Conlon Nancarrow

Study No.15, for piano four hands

Sergei Rachmaninov

Suite Nr.1 (Fantaisie-tableaux) for two pianos in G minor, op.5

Camille Saint-Saens

Songs for voice and piano

Arnold Schoenberg

Fantasy for violin and piano, op.47

Franz Schubert

Variations Trockne Blumen for flute and piano in E minor, D.802 (Op. posth. 160)

Winterreise, cycle of songs for voice and piano, D.911 (op.89)

Robert Schumann

Frauenliebe und -leben, cycle of songs for voice and piano, op.42

Richard Wagner

Wesendonk Lieder, cycle of songs for voice and piano

Works for piano solo

Johann Sebastian Bach

Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1, No.21 in B flat major, BWV 866

Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2: No.20 in A minor, BWV 889, No.22 in B flat minor, BWV 891

Toccata in E minor, BWV 914

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No.7 in D major, op.10 Nr.3

Sonata No.8 in C minor, op.13 (Pathetique)

Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, op.27 Nr.2 (Moonlight)

Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57 (Appassionata)

Johannes Brahms

Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, in A minor, op.35

Variations on a Theme of Schumann, in F sharp minor, op.9

Intermezzi, op.117

Frederic Chopin

Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, op.35

Etudes op.10: No.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12

Etudes op.25: No.2, 6, 12

Ballade No.1 in G minor, op.23

Ballade No.2 in F major, op.38

Ballade No.4 in F minor, op.52

Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, op.66

Claude Debussy

Images, Book I


Minstrels, prelude

Feuilles mortes, prelude

Cesar Franck

Prélude, choral et fugue, M.21

György Ligeti

Desordre, etude No.1, Book I

L’escalier du Diable, etude No.13, Book II

Franz Liszt

Vivo, etude in E minor (Grand Paganini Étude No. 4), S. 141/4

La Campanella I, etude in B minor (Transcendental Paganini Etude No. 3), S.140/3

Aprés une lecture du Dante I,  fantasia quasi sonata,  S.158c

Totentanz, S. 126

Sonata in B minor, S.178

Réminiscences de Don Juan (after W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni), S.418

Hungarian Rhapsody, No.2 in C sharp minor , S.244/2

Hungarian Rhapsody, No.13 in A minor, S. 244/13

Mephisto Waltzes

Edvinas Minkštimas

"Bugs", cycle of pieses

"Intervals", cycle of pieces

Variations on Original Theme

Variations on the Theme of Paganini

"Mirror and reflection"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata No.14 in C minor, K. 457

Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310

Sonata No.14 in C minor, K.457

Sergei Rachmaninov

Polka W.R., in A flat major

Preludes (13), op.32

Maurice Ravel

Le tombeau de Couperin

Arnold Schoenberg

Six Little Pieces

Franz Schubert

Sonata No.14 in A minor (Grande Sonate), D. 784 (op. posth. 143)

Impromptus (4), op.90

Robert Schumann

Arabesque in C major, op.18

Stefan Wolpe

Form IV: Broken Sequences, C.171

Works for piano and orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach

Piano Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056

Bela Bartok

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3, Sz 119, BB 127

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Johannes Brahms

Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, op.15

Frederic Chopin

Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, op.21

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Charles Ives

Emerson Overture, Concerto for piano and orchestra, S.22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Koncertas Nr.20 Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K. 466

Piano Concerto No.21 in C major (Elvira Madigan) K. 467

Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488

Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491

Maurice Ravel

Piano Concerto in D major (For Left Hand)

Carl Maria von Weber

Konzertstück in F minor, (op.79)

L. van Beethoven Concerto for piano and orchestra op. 19 No. 2, Part I

Chopin Nocturne in F Major

Concert in the Museum of Applied Art, Vilnius, 2014 November 30

Enchanted by Romantic Music




CÉSAR FRANCK – Piano quintet in F minor, Op. 14 / M. 7

JOHANNES BRAHMS – Piano quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, 26 November 2014

Bouquet for Professor

To mark the 75th anniversary of Veronika Vitaitė


Graduates of Prof. Veronika Vitaitė’s piano class:




JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

ALBERTO GINASTERA – Sonata No. 1, Op. 22

FRANZ LISZT – Valse Infernale, piano transcription from Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le Diable

FRANZ SCHUBERT – Impromptu No. 1 in F minor, D. 935

Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, December 16, 2009

Concert series “String Quartet and the Piano”

8th programme


Piano quintet in A minor, Op. 14


Piano quintet in A minor, Op. 84


Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, 08 11 2008

Vytautas Barkauskas

Konzertstück Nr. 2

Bela Bartok

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3, Sz 119, BB 127

Sergej Prokofiev

Symphony No. 5, in B flat major, op. 100

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra



Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall 2005 10 01

L. van Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37

Luis De Freitas Branco Suite Alentejana No. 2

Enrique Granados Intermezzo from opera „Goyescas”

Tomas Breton ”El Baile de Luiz Alonso”

Jose Ferreira Lobo - conductor, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra