Marija Nemanytė (violin)

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Marija Nemanytė was born in 1980 in Vilnius. She studied at the M. K. Čiurlionis Art Gymnasium (with A. Kacaitė and Prof. J. Urba) and graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Prof. Raimundas Katilius, Rasa Vosyliūtė). She continued her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London, with Prof. N. Boyarsky (Postgraduate Diploma in Performance, 2003). In 2003-2005 she studied at the CNR Conservatoire in Versailles (France) with Prof. I. Voloshin (3ème Cycle Spec.).

M. Nemanytė is a laureate of two national competitions and she won the 3rd prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition. She has participated in international master classes held by F. Andrievsky, B. Garlitsky, G. Kremer and G. Zhislin. In summer 2003 the violinist participated in the Kopelman Quartet international master classes.

Since 2001 Marija Nemanytė has been a member of the violin quartet that was formed in homage to Prof. R. Katilius. This quartet has successfully performed in the Baltic States and Scandinavia as well as in Austria, Yugoslavia, England and Germany.
In 2002 the violinist was invited to the international chamber music festival Chamber Music Connects the World in Krönberg (Germany) where she performed together with B. Pergamenschikow, G. Kremer and Guarneri Quartet.

Marija Nemanytė has played solo many times with Kremerata Baltica, Lithuanian Chamber and National Symphony Orchestras.
Since 1997 the violinist has been a member of the orchestra formed by G. Kremer – Kremerata Baltica. She has been constantly participating in the festival Kremerata Musica and performing chamber music. Together with G. Kremer she performed A. Schnittke’s Concertto grosso No.3 during various festivals and in various concert halls, for instance, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Musicfestspiele Saar, Vilnius Festival, Santory Hall (Tokyo), Chicago Symphony Hall, etc. Since 2004, together with other members of Kremerata Baltica, Džeraldas Bidva, Ula Ulijona Žebriūnaitė and Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, she has been performing as the Kremeratini String Quartet. The newly formed collective has successfully appeared in festivals Sigulda (Latvia), Lockenhaus (Austria), Kuchmo (Finland) and Les Museiques (Switzerland).
M. Nemanytė has performed in various chamber music projects together with V. Mendelsohn, B. Garlitsky, M. Brunello, Y. Bashmet, G. Kremer, N. Znaider and others.

The violinist has been constantly giving recitals in Lithuania and participating in chamber music concerts together with Lithuanian musicians: Daumantas Kirilauskas, R. Lenčiauskaitė, Mindaugas Bačkus and the Kremeratini String Quartet.

Lithuanian Composers

Vytautas Barkauskas

”Partita“ for Solo Violin

Vidmantas Bartulis

Concerto for 2 Violins, Piano and Dtring Orchestra

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

String Quartet in C minor

Anatolijus Šenderovas


Jonas Tamulionis

Sea, for 4 violins, 1995

Mindaugas Urbaitis

Bachvariationen for four violins

Solo Works

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata No.1, in G minor, BWV 1001

Partita No.1, in B minor, BWV 1002

Partita No.2, in D minor, BWV 1004

Partita No.3, in E major, BWV 1006

Niccolò Paganini

From 24 Caprices: No. 2, 6, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24

Astor Piazzola

Tango Etudes No.3, No.6

Max Reger

Prelude and Fugue, in B minor, op. 117, 1909

Eugène Ysaÿe

Sonata No.3 ”Ballad“, op.27

Sonata No.6, op.27, 1924

Works for Violin and Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.2 E, BWV 1042

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.1, a, BWV 1041

Brandenburg Concerto No.3, G, BWV 1048

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, D, op.77

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.4, D, K 218

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.3, G, K 216

Sergei Prokofiev

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.1, D, op.19

Camille Saint-Saens

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.3, b, op.61

Alfred Schnittke

„Concerto grosso“ No.3 for Two Violins and Chamber Orchestra

Jean Sibelius

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, d, op.47

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, D, op.35

Henri Vieuxtemps

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, No.5, a, op.37

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, a, RV 522

Concerto for 4 Violins and Orchestra

”Autumn“  from ”The four Seasons”, Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E flat major Op.8/5, RV 253

Works for Violin and Piano

Bela Bartok

Rhapsody no.1., op. 94a, vn, pf, 1928

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance, F, op.50

Johannes Brahms

Scherzo, c, woo2 posth., vn, pf

Violin Sonata no.1, G, op. 78

Violin Sonata no.3, d, op. 108

Ernest Chausson

Poem, op.25

Claude Debussy

Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque

Antonin Dvorak

Romantické kusy / Romantic pieces, op. 75, vn, pf

Edvard Grieg

Sonata No.3, c, op.45

Joseph Haydn

Sonata No.1, G, Hob XV:32

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rondo, C, KV 373

Sonata, e, K 304

Niccolò Paganini

”Cantabile”,  D

Arvo Part


Francis Poulenc

Sonata FP119

Sergei Prokofiev

Five Melodies, op. 35bis, vn, pf (after 5 Songs, op.35), 1925

Camille Saint-Saens

Introduction et rondo capriccioso, a, op. 28, solo vn, 1863 (1870)

Pablo de Sarasate

Zigeunerweisen op.20

Alfred Schnittke

Sonata No.1

Franz Schubert

Sonatina, g, op.137 D 408

Richard Strauss

Sonata in E flat major, op.18,  vn, pf, 1887

Igor Stravinsky

Suite italienne, vn, pf, 1932 (R 1934, B) (transcription by Samuel Dushkin)

Anton Webern

Four Pieces op.7

Henryk Wieniawski

„Polonaise brillante“, A, op.21, No.2, 1875

Légende, g, op.17, 1860

„Scherzo-tarantelle“, g, op.16, 1856

Eugène Ysaÿe

Poème élégiaque, d, op.12, 1895

Scène au rouet, op. 14

Chamber Music Duets

Luciano Berio

34 duetti, 2 vn, 1979–83

Chamber Music Trio

Antonin Dvořák

Drobnosti [Miniatures], op. 75a, 2 vn, va

Chamber Music Quartets

Grażyna Bacewicz

Sonata for 4 violins

Bela Bartok

Quartet no. 2, a, op.17

Ludwig van Beethoven

Quartet a, op.132

Sofia Gubaidulina

Quartet no. 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

„Dissonance quartet“, C, KV 465

”Divertimento“, F, KV 138

Giocomo Puccini


Dmitri Shostakovich

String Quartet in C major No.1, op.49, 1938

String Quartet in F major, no.3, op. 73, 1946

String Quartet no.5, op. 92, B, 1952

String Quartet no.7, f, op. 108, 1960

String Quartet no.8, c, op. 110, 1960

Robert Shumann

Quartet in A minor, No.1, op. 41

Georg Philipp Telemann

Sonata, for 4 violins in C major

Hugo Wolf

Serenade (Italienische Serenade), str qt, G,  1887

Chamber Music Quintets

Cesar Franck

Quintette, f, pf, 2 vn, va, vc, op. 7, 1879 (1881)

Felix Mendelssohn

Quintet no.2, B, op. 87, 2 vn, 2 va, vc, 1845 (1851); R v/3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quintet in G minor, KV 516

Clarinet Quintet K 581

Chamber Music Sextets

Johannes Brahms

Sextet no. 1, B, op. 18

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

„Souvenir de Florence“ in D major

Chamber Music Octets

Felix Mendelssohn

String Octet in E flat major op.20

Dmitri Shostakovich

Two Pieces, for string octet, op. 11, 1924–5

Recital at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, 25 June 2004

F. Poulenc Sonata for Violin and Piano FP119

E. Ysaye Elegiac Poeme, op.12

E. Ysaye Sonata – ballad for Violin solo, op.27

L. van Beethoven Romanse in F major, op.50

W.A. Mozart Rondo in C major KV373

C. Saint – Saens Introduction et rondo capriccioso, op.28

A. Piazzolla Tango etude Nr.4, 6 for Violin solo

Marija Nemanytė (Violin)

Eglė Vosyliūtė (Piano)

Concert at the Vilnius Festival, 17 June 2003

K. Penderecki „Sinfonietta per archi“

(Kremerata Baltica)

A. Schnittke Koncerto grosso Nr.3 for Two Violins and Orchestra

(Gidon Kremer, Marija Nemanytė)

F. Schubert Quintet in G major




The end of the evening throws us again from 2003 back to 1985–1988. The chain of musical opuses ends with Bachvariationen I, which has become a real gem of the evening due to the impressive interpretation by Raimundas Katilius Violin Quartet (Džeraldas Bidva, Rasa Vosyliūtė, Rūta Lipinaitytė, Marija Nemanytė). To forestall the impression, Mindaugas Urbaitis has not been wrong in saying that violinists from Kremerata have prepared the opus, which they themselves discovered, excellently. One could agree with his words that new performers can change an old opus fundamentally. The newly discovered old is much more effective, if the performers also astound with their skill.

Skirmante Valiulyte, “Is to, kas nepasakyta,” 7 meno dienos Nr.585

June 17. The programme includes A. Vivaldi’s Concerto for violin and Orchestra A Major, K. Penderecki’s Sinfonietta per archi (1991), A. Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso for Two Violins and Chamber Orchestra (1985) and F. Schubert’s Quartet G Major, op. posth. 161 (V. Kissin’s adaptation for orchestra). Concerto Grosso is a controversial, resigning confession of our contemporary. With unpredictable twists of thought, complicated crossroads of meanings, Schnittke is always a challenge to the listener. And even a greater challenge to the performer. Marija Nemanytė performing solo next to G. Kremer does not remain overshadowed by him. The most complex opus of the evening becomes its axis.

Vladas Zalatoris, “Universalusis Gidono Kremerio pasaulis (“The Universal World of Gidon Kremer. Vilnius Festival Concerts with Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer”), 7 meno dienos, 27 06 2003, No. 574.

M. Nemanytė deserves a special praise for attempting to interpret the opuses she performed in a different style. It is obvious that thanks to her serious approach to her profession she has perfectly adapted to other talented members of the orchestra Kremerata Baltica. E. Ysaye’s Sonata for Violin solo performed very well and intensively was the most convincing.

Aldona Eleonora Radvilaitė, “Primenantys apie save. Paskutinioji "Sugrįžimų" festivalio savaitė” (“Reminding of Themselves. The Last Week of the Returns Festival”), 7 meno dienos, 27 05 2005, No. 663

Marija Nemanytė performed the second violin part together with G. Kremer impressively; her strong will, swing and intellect matched the maestro’s.

Živilė Ramoškaitė, “Gidonas Kremeris, Marija Nemanytė ir „Kremerata Baltica“” (“Gidon Kremer, Marija Nemanytė and Kremerata Baltica”), Muzikos Barai, October 2003