Evelina Puzaitė

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Lithuanian-born pianist Evelina Puzaite is an internationally recognised performer of natural sensitivity and strong charisma. She is in constant demand as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. Evelina regularly performs at the most prestigious venues including the Barbican, Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre. Evelina has won numerous prizes, including First Prize at the Rubinstein Piano Competition in Paris, First Prize at the Tel-Hai International Piano Competition in Israel and many others. After unanimously winning the Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2006, Evelina was awarded a long term recording contract with Landor Records.


Evelina appears regularly on television and radio in her native Lithuania and recently she appeared on BBC 3 Radio ‘In Tune’. Evelina has performed extensively throughout Europe, including Italy, France, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, as well as in Russia, Israel, and the USA. She has appeared with many prominant Orchestras and conductors including: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/ Sondeckis, Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra/Antoni Wit/Alan Buribaev/Cyril Diederich, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth, GSMD Symphony Orchestra/David Angus, Guernsey Symphony Orchestra/ Stuart Startford, St. John‘s Chamber Orchestra/Nigel Wilkinson.

Evelina’s recital engagements have included performances at the Usedomer Music Festival in Germany, Festival di Londra in Italy, the first EPTA Festival in Cyprus, the Presteigne Festival in Wales and ‘Smart Concert Series’ Festival in Bulgaria (2012). She also performed at the opening concert of the Brighton Festival, YCAT/Landor Piano Festival at the Wigmore Hall and has collaborated with the Fine Arts Quartet at the Vilnius Festival in Lithuania.

Evelina’s exceptional musicality was first noticed at the Ciurlionis School of Arts. In 2001, and she was awarded the prestigious Baltic State Scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Joan Havill. Evelina received a Masters Degree of Music in Music Performance with Distinction in 2006, and two years later she was awarded an Artists Fellowship at the GSMD.

Since 2010 Evelina is a member of ‘Cosima Piano Quintet’, which specialises mainly in piano quintets. In 2011 Evelina released an album of Robert Schumann's music in France, with fellow Lithuanian oboe player - Andrius Puskunigis. They appeared together in Edinburgh Festival.

Evelina’s debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York, 2012) was called ‘memorable’ and her own sonata - ‘refreshing novelty’.

In addition to her piano career, Evelina Puzaite is an avid writer and composer. Her first book Tempo Primo – a collection of short stories and poetic insights – was published in November 2008. Evelina has been recognized at the Grodno Composers’ Competition, where she was awarded the Second Prize, and her compositions for piano have been published several times in Lithuania. In 2010 Evelina composed and performed music for a documentary Lieknas by internationally acclaimed Lithuanian director Rimantas Gruodis.


Solo Work

Isaac Albeniz

Triana from Iberia

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major (GTK I), B major (GTK I), F sharp minor (GTK II), F major (GTK II)

English suite No.2 in a minor

French suite No.5 in G major

Bela Bartok


Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No.3 in C major op.2 no.3

Sonata No.6 in F major op.10 no.2

Sonata No.18 in E flat major op.31 no.3

Sonata No.12 in A flat major op.26

Sonata No.7 in D major  op.10 no.3

Johannes Brahms

Rhapsody in B minor op.79

Frederic Chopin

Balade in F major No.2 op.38

24 Preludes op.28

Etudes op.10 No.2, No.4, No.5, No.8, No.12; op.25 No.4, No.6, No.9, No.12                     

Scherzo in C sharp minor

Valse op.34 No.3

Claude Debussy

Suite Pour le piano

”Images” book 1 and book 2

”Children’s Corner”

L’lsle Joyeuse

Suite Bergamasque

Joseph Haydn

Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:50

Sonata in E flat major HOB; XV:I52

Fantasia in C major

György Ligeti

Etude No.5 Arc-en-ciel

Franz Liszt

Etudes d’execution transcendante / ”Transcendental Studies” S 139, R 2b: No.3 Paysage; No. 8 Wilde Jagd; No.9 Ricordanza; No. 10 in f

Trois etudes de concert

2 Etudes Paganini-Liszt in E flat major and in E major

Olivier Messiaen

Premiere communion de la Vierge from Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant-Jesus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantasia in C minor K 475

Sonata in E flat major K 282

Sonata in C major K 309

Sergei Prokofiev

Toccata in D minor op.11

Suggestion debolique

Sonata No.2 in D minor

Sergei Rachmaninov

Etude-Tableaux: in D minor op.39 No 8, in B minor op.39 No 4, in D minor op.33 No 5

Variations on a theme of Corelli op.42

Moment musical in E major op.16 no.4

Maurice Ravel

Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

Camille Saint-Saens

Etude en forme de Valse

I. Sankan


Domenico Scarlatti

Sonatas:    D minor KV 141, H major, G minor, A minor KV 54, A major KV 212, E major KV 135

Franz Schubert

Sonata in A major op.164

Robert Schumann

Sonata No.2 in G major op.22

Alexander Scriabin

Two poems op.32

Etude: in C sharp minor op.42 No.5- Affannato, in D sharp minor op.8 No.12- Patetico

Dmitri Shostakowitsch

Prelude and Fugue in B flat major

Igor Stravinsky

Etude in F sharp major

Carl Vine

Five Bagatteles

Works for piano and orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto No.1 in C major op.15

Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73

Joseph Haydn

Concerto in D major

Franz Liszt

Concerto No.2 in A major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto in F major No.1, KV 97.

Concerto in E flat major No.9, KV 271

Maurice Ravel

Concerto in G major

Stasys Vainiunas

Concerto No.2 in A minor

Works for Violin and Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No.1

Johannes Brahms

Sonata in D minor No.3

Edvard Grieg

Sonata No.3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in E flat major No.14

Franz Schubert

Sonatina in D major


Lithuanian Composers

Vidmantas Bartulis

”Rain of Golden Clouds”


Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Preludes: VL 241, 187, 259, 271-269

Fugue in B flat minor VL 345

Balys Dvarionas

Sonatina in G sharp minor

Evelina Puzaite


Chamber Works

Beethoven L.van

Trio No.4

Francis Poulenc


PROKOFIEV, Sonata No.2

Concert in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, 2014 December 10

Variations on Two Pianos



PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY – Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker,suite for two pianos, Op. 71a

SERGEI RACHMANINOV – Suite No. 2 for two pianos

WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI – Variations on a theme by Paganini for two pianos

MAURICE RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro for two pianos

DARIUS MILHAUD – Scaramouche, suite for two pianos, Op. 165b

Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, March 13, 2010


Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54


Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70


Soloist EVELINA PUZAITĖ (piano, UK)

Conductor ANTONI WIT (Poland)

Concert in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, 12 12 2007

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Dances of Marosszék for piano

JOAQUÍN RODRIGO Cuatro madrigales amatorios for soprano and piano

MANUEL DE FALLA Two Maria Lejárraga’s Songs for soprano and piano; Fantasía bética for piano


CLAUDE DEBUSSY Images (II book) for piano

RICHARD STRAUSS Vier letzte Lieder for soprano and piano, Op. 150



Concert in ”Vilnius Festival, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, 2006 06 23

Philip Glass – String Quartet No. 2;

Dmitry Shostakovich (dedicated to the composer’s 100th anniversary) – Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57;

Franz Schubert – String Quartet No. 14 in D minor (with variations on a song "The Death and the Maiden", D 810)


Recital in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, April 28, 2004


Three sonatas: d-moll, K. 141

a-moil, K- 54

A-dur, K. 212


”Davidsbundlertanze”, 1837, op. 6

FERENZ LISZT (1811-1886)

Etude d’execution transcendante No. 9, ”Ricordanza"

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)

”Valses nobles et sentimentales", 1911


Etude No. 6

London Barbican Hall , 11 May 2004

So-Ock Kim

Walton: Violin Concerto in B minor

Adam Mackenzie

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat K191

Evelina Puzaite

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

interval - 20 minutes

Boris Brovtsyn

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor op. 61

‘...refreshing novelty... scintillating evening... clean, sterling performance, with plenty of power... Ms. Puzaite’s New York Debut was indeed memorable, and the interesting programming was a large part of it’.

Rorianne Schrade, Carnegie Hall, April 2012

'The bravura piano writing was entrusted to Evelina Puzaite, whose playing was as neat, glamorous and charming as her appearance'.

Richard Wilby, The Argus, Brighton Dome December 2011

'Puzaite showed herself a fearless pianist, in complete and poetic control of some thick textures'.

 John Allison, The Sunday Telegraph, October 2011

‘I wondered if the interval would ever get started as wave upon wave of applause washed across the concert hall in acknowlegement of her outstanding performance of Beethoven’s piano concerto No 3 in C minor... Captivating, sensitive, at times powerful, Miss Puzaite’s playing sounded as personal a statement as Beethoven’s deeply emotional concerto.‘   

Phil Dennett, Shoreham Herald, Brighton Dome February 2011

‘She tackled Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C Minor with a style at once sensuous and cunning... In Ms Puzaite's hands, it was like looking at a Turner painting -- all was light.‘

 John Keenan, The Argus, Brighton Dome February 2011

"The song world of Mendelssohn and Schumann was evoked again later in the evening, when the young Lithuanian pianist Evelina Puzaite began her recital with a no-holds-barred performance of Schumann's Sonata No 2 in G minor. It was refreshing to hear a pianist go for the emotional jugular of the piece, maximising its volatile imagination within a technique that made light of its pianistic challenges. In Prokofiev and Debussy, though, the gladiatorial competition-winner in Puzaite surfaced rather too relentlessly, but there was real excitement in the ferocity of her Kodály Dances of Marosszek."

"Ailish Tynan, Llyr Williams and Evelina Puzaite at the Wigmore Hall", Hilary Finch, "The Times", January 6, 2009

”A splendid debut...Puzaite is a winning guide...Puzaite seems to have a special relationship with Rachmaninov’s music. This and the Kodály are especially impressive.”

Colin Anderson, www.classicalsource.com 2007

".. her playing is always beautiful and technically accomplished in every way ...wonderful colours and textures ...maintaining absolute clarity in the most virtuosic and dense passagework"

Nicholas Salwey, International Record Review 2007

"...thrilling playing of real temperament"

Douglas Cooksey, Wigmore Hall Recital 2007, (www.classicalsource.com)

"Fluent and engaging ... a young pianist impresses"

Bryce Morrison, Gramophone 2007

"She played Liszt and Rachmaninov with power and brilliance"

Leslie East, Preserve Harmony 2006

"Here is a major talent on the threshold of her career"

Edward Clark, Presteigne Festival 2006, (www.classicalsource.com)