Martynas Staškus

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Martynas Staškus is the conductor of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, principal conductor and artistic director of the Vilnius Teachers House choir Salutaris and winner of international competitions.

M.Staškus (b. 1969) graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music in 1994 where he studied choir, orchestra and opera conducting (with G.Rinkevičius). The same year he started working as the conductor’s assistant at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, since 1996 he has been the conductor of this theatre, in 1997 – 1998, principal conductor. M.Staškus is the winner of two international conducting competitions: he was awarded the first prizes at the International J. Naujalis Choir Conducting Competition, Vilnius, and in 1991, at the International Choir Conducting Competition in Wrozlaw (Poland).

His repertoire includes over 40 operatic works such as Verdi "Nabucco", "Macbeth", "Aida", "Otello", "La Traviata", "Un Ballo in Maschera", "La Forza del Destino", Puccini "Tosca", "Gianni Schicchi", "Suor Angelica", "Turandot", "Madama Butterfly", Halevy "La Juive", Strauss "Wiener Blut", Mozart "Entführung aus dem Serail", "Don Giovanni", "Le nozze di Figaro", Weber "Der Freischütz", Gounod "Faust", Gaižauskas "Buratino", Britten "Let’s Make an Opera!", Gluck "Orfeo ed Euridice" etc.; ballets Theodarakis "Zorba the Greek", Tchaikovsky "The Nutcracker", Bizet–Shchedrin "Carmen", Mendelssohn – Bartholdy "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", Ravel Daphnis et Chloe, Prokofiev "Romeo and Juliet", A. L. Minkus "La Bayadere", H. Lovenskjold "La Sylphide", A. Adam "Giselle", etc.; many works of symphonic, chamber and choral music by Beethoven, Ravel, Mozart, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Haydn, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and others.

In 1993 M. Staškus founded the chamber choir Salutaris. The repertoire of the choir includes opuses by classic Western European composers (S.Bach, W.A.Mozart, G.B.Pergolesi, G.Faure) and Lithuanian composers. With the chamber choir Salutaris M.Staškus has participated and won awards in international competitions for choirs: Guido d’Arezzo (Arezzo, Italy, 1993, 3rd prize); Florilege vocal de Tours (Tours, France, 1994, special prize); Choir competition at the Song Festival of Lithuanians of the World (1994, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2nd prize and special prize); 10th S.Šimkus Choir Competition (1995, Klaipėda, Lithuania, first prize and special prize); International Choir Competition in Miltenberg (1996, Germany, 2nd prize).

M.Staškus has given concerts with such world famous performers as opera singers I. Mukhamedov, Y.Yebra, B. Maisuradze and E. Rubin, V. Urmana, E. Montvidas, pianists K. Broya, A. Paley, violinist G. Kremer. The conductor has prepared concert programmes with Kremerata Baltica,  International Nordic-Baltic Youth Chamber Orchestra, Nordrhein-Westfalen youth symphony orchestra, Lithuanian Academy of Music, Vilnius and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestras, Lithuanian State and Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestras.

His stage partnerships include those with renowned stage directors Jonas Jurašas, Gintaras Varnas, Jonas Vaitkus, Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Gunter Kramer, Monika Wiesler, Detlef Soelter, Anthony Minghella, choreographers Vesta Grabštaitė, Anželika Cholina, Andrej Melanjin, Krzysztof Pastor and Boris Eifman emong others.

M.Staškus has participated in international music festivals in Lithuania and abroad, among them: Gaida, Schubert-Haydn, Vilnius, Trakai Festivals and Incontri Corali di Alba-93, XI Passegna Internazionale di Canto Corale (Italy). Together with the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre, other orchestras and choir M.Staškus toured Holland, Germany, Italy, Estonia, France, Denmark, Taiwan, Switzerland, Turkey, Sweden etc.

Oratorios Cantatas Mass

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244

Magnificat, BWV 243

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem / German Requiem, op. 45


Benjamin Britten

"The Little Sweep", op.45 

Jurgis Gaižauskas


Christoph Willibald Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice

Charles Gounod


Fromental Halevy

La  juive

Bronius Kutavičius

"The Bear" 

"Ignis et fides" 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Don Giovanni"

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute

Giocomo Puccini

"Gianni Schicchi"`

"Madama Butterfly"

"Suor Angelica"



Johann Strauss

Wiener Blut

Der Zigeunerbaron

Giuseppe Verdi


Un Ballo in Maschera




La Traviata

La Forza del Destino

Carl Maria von Weber

Der Freischütz

Orchestral works

Bela Bartok

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106

Ludwig van Beethoven

Leonore, Overture No.3 in C major, op. 72b

Coriolan Overture, op. 62

Egmont Overture, op.84

Symphony No.1 in C major, op. 21

Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), op. 55

Symphony No.4 in B flat major, op.60

Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), op.67

Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), op.68

Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92

Symphony No.8 in F major, op. 93

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op.125

Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique for orchestra, H.48 (op. 14)

Georges Bizet

Carmen Suite for orchestra No.1

Carmen Suite for orchestra No.2

L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra

Johannes Brahms

Academic Festival Overture / Akademische Festouvertüre, op. 80

Tragic Overture, in D minor, op. 81

Hungarian Dances

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Benjamin Britten

Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, op.34

Claude Debussy

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Antonin Dvorak

Carnival (Karneval), concert overture, B. 169 (op. 92)

Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (op. 22)

Slavonic Dance

Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163 (op.88)

Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World", B. 178 (op. 95)


Adolphe Adam


Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ludwig Minkus

La Bayadère

On the music Goldmark C., Delibes L. Venetian Carnival

On the Music Tchaikovsky P., Bizet G., Adam A., Schnittke A. Red Giselle

Sergei Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet

Johann Strauss

The Blue Danube

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

The Sleeping Beauty

The Nutcracker

Mikis Theodorakis

"Zorba The Greek"

Mindaugas Urbaitis

Acid City


Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043

Bela Bartok

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op. 15

Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, op.19

Alban Berg

Violin Concerto

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for violin, cello andorchestra in A minor ("Double"), op. 102

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, op. 26

Frederic Chopin

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, op.11

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

Antonin Dvorak

Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (op. 104)

Canzone del velo ... Nel giardin del bello saracin ostello - Don Carlo

Marta Lukošiūtė

"Romeo and Juliet" (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre)

"Acid City" (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre)

Mindaugas Urbaitis - composer

"Orfeo ed Euridice" (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre)

P. Tchaikovsky "The Sleeping Beauty" (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre)