Indrė Baikštytė

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Indrė Baikštytė is a representative of a famous family of Lithuanian musicians. Her grandfather was the composer Eduardas Balsys. Her mother is the pianist Dalia Balsytė. The young pianist was surrounded with music since early years; thus, her chosen profession is a natural continuation of family traditions.

Born 01 05 1979 in Vilnius. In 1984 – 1993 she studied piano at the M.K.Čiurlionis Secondary School of Art, Vilnius (now National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts) with teacher Nijolė Kereševičienė, later, with Prof. Olga Šteinberg (1993-1997). Then she entered the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where she studied piano with Prof. Olga Šteinberg; in 2001 she graduated and in 2003 completed her MA in piano solo and accompaniment. In 2001/2002 she received the SOCRATES / ERASMUS stipend through an international exchange programme to study piano at the Universität der Künste, Berlin with Prof. Laszlo Simon. In 2005 she finished her practice based PhD studies at the LMTA (with Associated Prof. Irena Uss-Armonienė, Associated Prof. Dalia Balsytė and Prof. Petras Geniušas) and was awarded the art licenciate degree.
Competitions, Courses
I. Baikštytė has participated in piano competitions: 1996 S. Vainiūnas and L. Knezhkova-Hussey competitions (Canada, she won second prize at the latter), 1999 International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition and International Competition “George Enescu” (Romania; she took first prize at the latter).
Other achievements: in 2000, first prize at the Pianists-Accompanyists Competition at the LMTA for the V. Landsbergis Fund Award; in 2002, second prize at the I Competition for Chamber Duos in Sweden (with violinist R.Lipinaitytė); in 2004, first prize at the competition-festival 21st c. Art in the Ukraine (Vorzel), accompanyists group; in 2005, first prize and the Landsbergis Fund Award at the International Pianists and Accompanyists Competition (professionals group), Vilnius.
In 2006 Indrė Baikštytė won the International Stasys Vainiūnas Piano and Chamber Ensemble Competition with the piano trio FortVio (Ingrida Rupaitė – violin, Povilas Jacunskas – cello). In summer 2006 the trio attended courses at the 16 Internationale Sommerakademie 06 Prag-Wien-Budapest with professors: A. Kouyoumdjian, S. Devich, F. Rados and P. Schuhmayer. During the courses the ensemble won an award for the exceptional performance of a Viennese classic opus and a special prize for the great interpretation of a chamber opus. In 2006 FortVio won third prize at the XIII International Johannes Brahms Competition in Poertschach (Austria).
In 2006 at the Beatričė Grincevičiūtė Chamber Singing Competition I. Baikštytė accompanied the singer Raminta Vaicekauskaitė: the soloist won the first prize, and the pianist took the Best Accompanyist of the Competition award.
The pianist performs at concerts organised by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic together with the National Symphony and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestras. She has given solo recitals and performs both in Lithuania and abroad (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Portugal, Romania and Sweden).
Indrė Baikštytė prepares chamber music programmes together with violinist Rūta Lipinaitytė. Since 2001 the duo has been known as Domino Duo. In 2002 the ensemble won second prize at the I Competition for Duos in Sweden. In 2002, together with this violinist I. Baikštytė participated in the Ost / West Festival in Wupertal (Germany). In 2003 the duo participated in the International Chamber Music Competition in Sanguinetto (Italy). The same year the duo successfully represented Lithuania at the International Youth Chamber Music Festival in Berlin.
She has given concerts together with famous Lithuanian conductors Saulius Sondeckis and Robertas Šervenikas, violist Gediminas Dačinskas, violinists Rūta Lipinaitytė and Martynas Švėgžda von  Bekker, flutist Giedrius Gelgotas, cellist Povilas Jacunskas and Edvardas Armonas, vocalists Raminta Vaicekauskaitė, Joana Gedmintaitė, Asmik Grigorian, Kęstutis Alčiauskis and Ignas Misiūra-Tumanovas.
In summer term, 2002, and winter term, 2002 / 2003, the pianist was invited to work as a teaching accompanyist at the Fine Arts Faculty, Singing Department, Anke Eggers class, Universität der Künste Berlin.
At the moment the pianist works as an accompanyist at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts. At the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts Indrė Baikštytė teaches in the Accompaniment and Chamber Ensemble Departments. The pianist is a lecturer at the Accompaniment Department, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Lithuanian Composers

Feliksas Bajoras

Where Is the Father's Granary for voice and piano

Lullaby, for voice and piano

Suite of Stories, for voice and piano

Osvaldas Balakauskas

Like the Touch of a Sea Wave for violin and piano

Eduardas Balsys

Scene of Egle and Zilvinas from ballet "Egle, Queen of the Grass-snakes"


„Habanera“ for viola & piano

Kazys Viktoras Banaitis

All Through the Night I Have Been, for voice and piano

Vytautas Barkauskas

Sonata „Subita“ for violin and piano

Justinas Bašinskas

The Rivulet Flows, for voice and piano

Maidens' Bench Bended, for voice and piano

Sarbinčiula ogėla, for voice and piano

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

The Sea (VL 255) fragment from the symphonic poem for piano

Balys Dvarionas


Reverie. Elegy for piano and violin

A Star for piano and violin

Gavotte for violin and piano

Nocturne for violin and piano

A Starlet, for voice and piano

Pine-trees, for voice and piano

Juozas Gruodis

Mother-in-law's song  for voice and piano

Poppies for voice and piano

Oh, upon the Hill (Ulijona), for voice and piano

Spring Night in Berlin, for voice and piano

Juozas Indra

Sun is Going Down, for voice and piano

Jurgis Juozapaitis

I will Blossom like the Wormwood, for voice and piano

Julius Juzeliūnas

Sonata for violin and piano (1972)

Aleksandras Kačanauskas

How Lovely, for voice and piano

Faustas Latėnas

Sonata (1983) for violin and piano

Sonata  for flute and piano (1977)

„Pasodoblis“ for viola and piano (1988)

Anatolijus Šenderovas

Songs of Sulamite

Stasys Šimkus

Lithuanian folk song arrangement for voice and piano

Juozas Tallat-Kelpša

My Heart Celebrates Today, for voice and piano

Stasys Vainiūnas


Eight Moods, Op.43 for piano

Chamber Works

Ludwig van Beethoven

Trio in D major op. 70 No.1 („Geister Trio“)

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dances No. 2, 5 for Piano trio

Trio in B major, op. 8

Joseph Haydn

Trio in C major Hob XV:21

Trio in G major Hob XV:25

Sergei Rachmaninov


Dmitri Shostakovich

Trio in E minor, op.67

P. Teffanel

Andante Pastorale et Scherzettino for flute & piano in G minor

Voice and Piano

Alban Berg

Early Songs (7), for voice & piano (or orchestra)

Ruperto Chapi

“I am Coming from Spain” from the zarzuela Jewish Boy

Gerónimo Giménez

“Mountain Ridges of Granada” from the zarzuela La tempranica

Enrique Granados

„Gracia mia“

„No lloreis ojuelos“

„Descúbrase il pensamiento de mi secreto cuidado“

P. Luna

“I am Coming from Spain” from the zarzuela Jewish Boy

Gustav Mahler

Funf Lieder nach Ruckert / Five Ruckert Lieder

Fernando Obradors


„El Molondrón“

„Canción del café de Chinitas“

„Romance de los pelegrinitos“

„Al Amor“ words by Christóbal de Castillejo

„En el Pinar“

„Corazón porque pasais...“

„El majo celoso“

„Con amores la mi madre...“

„El Tumba y lé“

„Del cabello mas sutil...“

„Coplas de Curro Dulce“

Franz Schubert

Gretchen am Spinnrade ("Meine Ruh'..."), song for voice & piano, D. 118 (Op. 2)

Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4

Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3)

Die Forelle ("In einem Bächlein helle"), song for voice & piano, D. 550 (Op. 32)

Du bist die Ruh, song for voice & piano, D. 776 (Op. 59/3)

Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3)

Robert Schumann

Frauenliebe und - leben, Op. 42

Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Federico Moreno Torroba

“La petenera” from the zarzuela La Marchenera

Joaquín Turina

Poema en forma de canciones, for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 19

Saeta en forma de salve a la Virgen de la Esperanza, for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 60

Poems (3), for voice & piano, Op. 81

Richard Wagner

Wesendonk Lieder, songs (5) for voice & piano (or orchestra), WWV 91

Hugo Wolf

Fussreise ("Am frischgeschnittnen Wanderstab"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Im Frühling ("Hier lieg ich"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Lebe wohl ("Lebe wohl! Du fühlest nicht"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Nimmersatte Liebe ("So ist die Lieb!"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)

Heimweh ("Anders wird die Welt"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Verborgenheit ("Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Das verlassene Mägdlein ("Früh, wann die Hähne krähn"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)

Solo Works

Johann Sebastian Bach

English Suite, for keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (BC L15)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata  No. 26 Les adieux/Lebewohl in E flat major, op. 81a

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13

Sonata No. 13 Quasi una fantasia in E flat major, op. 27/1

Frederic Chopin

Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4

Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202

Polonaise-fantasy for piano No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156

Claude Debussy

L'Isle joyeuse

Joseph Haydn

Sonata in C major, Hob.:XVI/50

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata No. 16 in C major, KV 545

Sonata No. 19 in D major, KV 576

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra  KV 382

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata No. 5 in C major, op. 38

Romeo and Juliet, pieces (10) for piano, Op. 75

Maurice Ravel

Tombeau de Couperin

Jeux d'eau

Robert Schumann

Novelettes (8) No. 1,  2,  8 op. 21

Works for Cello and Piano

Max Bruch

Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47

Claude Debussy

Sonata for cello & piano, L. 135

Anton Dvorak

Silent Woods (Klid), for cello & orchestra (arr. from From the Bohemian Forest, B. 133), B. 182 (Op. 68/5)

Astor Piazzolla

„Grand Tango“

David Popper

Elfentanz for cello & piano, Op 39 "Dance of the Elves"

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 119

Robert Schumann

Adagio & Allegro for horn (or violin or cello) & piano in A flat major, Op. 70

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sonata for cello & piano in D minor, Op. 40

Works for Violin and Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonatas BWV 1014-19

Béla Bartók

Rhapsody for violin & piano No. 1, Sz. 86, BB 94a

A. Bazini 

Rondo des Lutins op. 25

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance No.2 in F major op. 50

Sonata for violin & piano No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3

Sonata for violin & piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2

Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major, „Spring”, op. 24

Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 2 in A major ("Thun"), Op. 100

Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Ernest Chausson

„Poem“ op.25

Claude Debussy

Sonata for violin & piano, L. 140

Anton Dvorak

Romantic Pieces (4) for violin & piano, B. 150 (Op. 75) (rev. of Miniatures, B. 149)

George Enescu

Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in A minor ("dans le caractere populaire roumain"), Op. 25

Manuel de Falla

Danza Espanola, for orchestra (from "La Vida Breve")

Cesar Franck

Sonata for violin & piano in A major, M. 8

Edvard Grieg

Sonata No. 2, in G major, Op. 13

Sonata No. 1 , in F major, Op. 8

Paul Hindemith

Sonata  in E flat major op. 11/1

Bohuslav Martinu

Sonata No. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in A major, KV 305

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in F minor op.80

Sergei Rachmaninov


Maurice Ravel

"Tzigane", Rapsodie de concert, 1924

Sonata in G major

Camille Saint-Saens

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28

Variations on a original theme op. 15

Pablo de Sarasate

Habañera from Bizet's "Carmen"

Alfred Schnittke

Sonata for violin & piano No.1

Igor Stravinsky

Suite Italienne, for violin & piano (after Pulcinella, transcribed with Samuel Dushkin)

Henryk Wieniawski

Scherzo-tarantelle, for violin & piano in G minor, Op. 16

Fantaisie brillante sur Faust op. 20

Polonaise (No. 1) de concert, for violin & orchestra in D major, Op. 4

Légende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17

Polonaise in A major op. 21 No. 2

Eugène Ysaÿe

Elegiac poem in D minor op.12

W. A. Mozart. Adagio E-dur KV 261

Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, December 5, 2009

To mark the 90th anniversary of composer EDUARDAS BALSYS

Suite from the ballet Egle, Queen of the Grass-snakes

Reflections of the Sea for string orchestra

Dramatic Frescoes for violin, piano and orchestra

To mark the 90th anniversary of composer EDUARDAS BALSYS






Concert in Museum of Applied Art, February 8, 2009

"Crazy for Love"


“La petenera” from the zarzuela La Marchenera


“I am Coming from Spain” from the zarzuela Jewish Boy


“Song of a Warder” from the Madrilenian farce Daughters of Zebedeo


“Mountain Ridges of Granada” from the zarzuela La tempranica


From collections Classical Spanish Songs: “The Clumsy One”, “Poem”, “Romance of Pilgrims”, “In the Pine Forest”, “From the Softies Hair…”, “Couplets of Sweet Narcissist “


“My Gracious”, “Don’t Cry, Dear Eyes”, “Forgive My Secret Expectations”


“Chant”, “When Such a Beauty Looked at You”, “Desires”, “Poem in a Form of Song”, “Dedication”, “Not Forgotten”, “Songs”, “Two Fears”, “Crazy for Love”



Concert at the Thomas Mann Festival, Nida, Evangelic Lutheran Church, 07 17 2007

J.Haydn Piano Trio in C major, Hob XV:21

D. Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67

Enrique Granados (1867–1916) Gracia mia

Enrique Granados Descúbrase il pensamiento de mi secreto cuidado

Fernando J. Obradors (1897–1945) ”Canciónes clásicas españoles“

El Molondrón

Romance de los pelegrinitos

En el Pinar

Coplas de Curro Dulce

Joaquín Turina Saeta

Joaquín Turina Anhelos

Joaquín Turina Poema en forma de canciones:


Los dos miedos

Las locas po amor

Raminta Vaicekauskaitė (soprano), Piano Trio „FortVio“: Indrė Baikštytė (piano), Ingrida Rupaitė (violin), Povilas Jacunskas (cello)

Concert in Klaipeda, 06 13 2007

Raminta Vaicekauskaitė (soprano) and Indrė Baikštytė (piano)

Fernando J. Obradors (1897–1945). Songs from cycle „Canciónes clásicas españoles“:

1. ”Trova“

2. ”El Molondrón“

3. ”Canción del café de Chinitas“

4. ”Romance de los pelegrinitos“

5. ”Al Amor“ words Christóbal de Castillejo (XVII c.)

6. ”Corazón porque pasais...“ (XVII c.)

7. ”En el Pinar“

8. ”El majo celoso“ (XVIII c.)

9. ”Con amores la mi madre...” words Juan Anchieta (XV c.)

10. ”El Tumba y lé“

11. ”Del cabello mas sutil...“

12. ”Coplas de Curro Dulce“


1. Enrique Granados (1867–1916). ”Gracia mia“ words anonym

2. Enrique Granados. ”No lloreis ojuelos“ words Lope de Vega

3. Enrique Granados. ”Descúbrase il pensamiento de mi secreto cuidado“

4. Joaquín Turina (1882–1949). words D. Francisco Rodriguez Marín:


”Vade Retro!“

”A unos ojos“

5. Joaquín Turina. ”Saeta“ words S. J. A. Quintero

6. Joaquín Turina. ”Homenaje a Lope de Vega“:

”Cuando tan hermosa os miro...“

”Si con mis deseos...“

”Al val de Fuente Ovejuna...“

7. Joaquín Turina. words Ramon de Campoamor:


”Nunca olvida“


”Los dos miedos“

”Las locas po amor“

Concert in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, January 24, 2007

Sergiu Natra "Trio in one movement" No. 2 (Lithuanian premiere)

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 ("Geister Trio")

Faustas Latėnas Sonata for violin and piano

Cesar Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major


Aleksandras Štarkas (violin), Indrė Baikštytė (piano), Edmundas Kulikauskas (cello)

Concert in Museum of Applied Art, 02 25 2006

Igor Stravinsky Italian Suite (from the ballet "Pulcinella")

George Enescu Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in E minor, Op. 25 (“In Romanian Style”)

Manuel De Falla Spanish Suite

Olivier Greif Indian Raga

Maurice Ravel Concert Rhapsody "Tzigane"


Piano Duo Recital "A Journey Around the World"

Edward Elgar- "CHANSON DE NUIT" op 15, for viola and piano

Rūta Lipinaitytė and Indrė Baikštytė appeared as professionals worthy of each other during their concert from the series Returns (Sugrįžimai). Both were remarkable for their sensitivity to music and each other; they managed to be great soloists and play in ensemble impeccably.

Jurgita Skiotytė, “Festivalyje du skirtingi duetai” (“Two Different Duos in the Festival”), 7 meno dienos, 24 05 2002

Both performers are personalities full of youthful strive and energy. All opuses performed during the concert showed the Domino Duo as a lively chamber ensemble, open to creative experimentation and with a potential to seek other summits of performance.

Zita Abromavičiūtė, “„Domino duo pavasarinėje LMTA scenoje” (“Domino Duo in the Spring Hall of the LMTA”), Muzikos barai, 05 04 2004

Among the factors decisive in the successful debut of M. Švėgžda and I. Baikštytė’s duo is the subordination of both musicians who adequately understand the role of their violin and piano parts. This characteristic, as it is well known, takes a long time to form and mature through systematic rehearsals, accumulating experience, and does not always show during debut concerts when musicians want so much to prove the importance of their skill. Thus, when accompanying to the programme of virtuoso opuses I. Baikštytė has discovered an appropriate space for her outstanding skills in this area to unfold without the fear to remain in the soloist’s shadow. She has polished the observation of style, harmony, phrase-response and thematic continuity subtly and precisely, thus creating a great opportunity for the violinist’s sense of freedom and artistic intentions to flourish, and without them, it would be difficult to imagine the typical style of M. Švėgžda.

Vytautė Markeliūnienė, “Smuikininko Martyno Švėgždos von Bekkerio ir pianistės Indrės Baikštytės rečitalis Vilniaus rotušėje” (“The Recital of Violinist Martynas Švėgžda von Bekker and Pianist Indrė Baikštytė in Vilnius City Hall“), 7 meno dienos, 16 12 2

A good professional preparation of both musicians, perfect taste and sense of style, manifested when they were performing a Sonata by Beethoven. A suitably chosen tempo, the sound range and a good sense of ensemble were delightful. The latter quality became particularly apparent in Gipsy Melodies by P. Sarasate: the sensitive and meaningful accompaniment of piano did not restrain the flight of violin. We had an opportunity to admire the perfect technique of Indrė Baikštytė, her wide range of timbre, sound and professional attitude to the variety of ensemble performance moving from chamber performance to accompaniment.

Aušra Motuzienė, “Džiuginantys savitumu - Iš „Sugrįžimų″ festivalio dienoraščio” (“Delightful Originality: From the Diary of the Returns Festival”), 7 meno dienos, 05 05 2006

The performers in the concert were three talented Lithuanian musicians, laureates of many international competitions: Martynas Švėgžda von Bekker (violin), Povilas Jacunskas (cello) and Indrė Baikštytė (piano) who joined to play trio for the first time. <...> From the very first sounds we were plunged into the sea of romantic feelings when subtle whispers were replaced by wild outbursts, mournful melancholy, by triumphant precipitation. The musicians conveyed each of these changes with skill and sensitivity (I emphasise the word ‘sensitivity’): an aerobatics, which is difficult to express verbally.

Danguolė Vilidaitė, “Trio koncertas – aukštasis pilotažas” (“The Concert of Trio: Aerobatics”), Klaipėda, 28 06 2006