Marius Deksnys (Clarinet)

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Marius Deksnys was born in 1982. He studied music at the Molėtai Music School; in 1998 he entered the Vilnius Conservatoire, and in 2002, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where he studied clarinet with Assoc. Prof. J. Černius. Since 2006 he has been enrolled in postgraduate studies of clarinet with Prof. Algirdas Budrys. Marius became a laureate of the National J. Pakalnis Competition for Young Musicians three times (1996, 1998 and 2001). In 2007 he won Grand Prix at the International Competition of Wind Instruments for Young Musicians in Portugal.

Marius Deksnys plays in various ensembles, gives concerts together with the string quartet ‘Akademija’, student symphony orchestra of the LAMT, Vilnius City Symphony Orchestra ‘Vilnius’ and State Wind Instrument Orchestra ‘Trimitas’; he is invited for programmes at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. In 2004 he performed in USA with musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, participated in the international premiere of Vytautas Barkauskas’s mystery Summer in Druskininkai, 2005. He organises and participates in charity concerts of contemporary music in churches and hospitals. Deksnys has been participating in the annual Christmas charity project Clinica Musicalis held at the Santariškės Clinic and concerts of sacral music; he has participated in the project supported by the Lithuanian Musicians Support Fund, Lithuanian Stars and Starlets. Marius is an active soloist, performing in Lithuania, and a member of chamber ensembles and orchestras. He also tours abroad together with various ensembles and orchestras. He has successfully participated in festivals and competitions in Poland, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Portugal, Latvia, Slovenia and Sweden.

In 2007, at the VII International Competition ‘Music without Borders’ in Druskininkai, he won the 1st Prize.

Chamber Works

Ludwig van Beethoven

Trio No.4, in B flat major, op. 11, Gassenhauertrio

Max Bruch

8 pieces, cl, va/vc, pf, op.83 (Berlin 1910)

Paul Hindemith

Kleine kammermusik / Little Chamber Music for wind quintet, 1922, op. 24/2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in A major, KV 581

Robert Schumann

Trio Marchenerzahlungen, op. 132

Carl Maria von Weber

Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in B flat major, op.34

Solo Works

Hans Martin Sutermeister

Capriccio for unaccompanied clarinet in A

Carl Maria von Weber

Concertino in E flat major, op. 26, 1811

Concertino in E flat major, op.74


Aaron Copland

Concerto for clarinet and strings with harp and piano

Leopold Kozeluch

Clarinet concerto in A flat major

Franz Krommer

Clarinet concerto in E flat major, op. 36

Karol Kurpinski

Clarinet concerto in B flat major (Kraków, 1949)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Concertpiece No.2 in d op. 114 for 2 clarinets and orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet concerto in A major,  K.622

Carl Stamitz

Concerto for 2 clarinets and orchestra No.4

Carl Maria von Weber

Clarinet Concerto no.1, in F minor, op. 73, 1811

Clarinet Concerto no.2, in E flat major, op.74, 1811

Works for Clarinet and Piano

Eugène  Bozza

Caprice improvisation

Johannes Brahms

Sonata  in F minor, No.1, op.120

Sonata in E flat major, No. 2, op.120

André Messager

Solo de concours, cl, pf (1899)

Francis Poulenc


Camille Saint-Saens

Sonata op.167

Marius Deksnys is one of the best young clarinettists; he has made his mark during concerts and competitions in Lithuania and abroad.

Prof. Dr. Juozas Antanavičius

Perfect intonation distinguishes the young clarinettist among others.

Prof. Petras Kunca