Sigutė Trimakaitė (soprano)

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

1978-1985 Sigutė Trimakaitė studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music (with doc. Dr. A.Kisielienė). In 1984 she became the laureate of M. Glinka Singers’ Competition, and in 1987 she won the first prize at the International Maria Callas Competition in Athens.
The singer has been performing with Lithuanian pianists and organists Justas Dvarionas and Leonidas Melnikas, with Lithuanian, Athens, Kiev and Moscow symphony and chamber orchestras, Lithuanian and foreign instrumental ensembles (“Vilniaus Arsenalas”, “Ventus Maris”). Under the baton of Prof. Saulius Sondeckis, S.Trimakaitė has participated in the performance of Gloria by A.Vivaldi, Stabat Mater by D.Scarlatti and G.B.Pergolesi; under the baton ofJuozas Domarkas in "Coronation Mass" by W.A.Mozart (KV 317), oratory "Samson" by G.F.Handel; under the baton ofGintaras Rinkevičius in Mass in E flat Major by F.Schubert, oratory Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher ("Joan of Arc at the Stake") by A.Honegger and G.Mahler Symphony No. 8.

Next to her intensive concert activity Sigutė Trimakaitė focuses on recording for the music archive of Lithuanian Radio. In 1992, in Vilnius Cathedral she recorded together with the organist Prof. Leonidas Melnikas and in 1998 published her first compact disc. In Vilnius Record Studio she recorded together with the pianist Justas Dvarionas (1999) and published her second solo compact disc. She recorded discs for children (T.Makačinas, K.Vasiliauskaitė, V.V.Barkauskas) and an audiotape (music by T.Kutavičius), opuses for theatre and cinema (J.Širvinskas, A.Balsys, R.Šileika and Š.Nakas). The last major record is her repertoire of Lithuanian folk songs as well as songs by Lithuanian composers recorded in 1999 for a new compact disc.

The range of the soloist Sigutė Trimakaitė’s repertoire is very wide: from Lithuanian folk songs, children’s songs to demanding arias and chamber music. Trimakaitė is attracted by the 20th century music – she has participated in Baltic Festivals of Contemporary Music, Gaida, has performed opuses by contemporary Lithuanian composers B.Kutavičius,F.Bajoras, M.Urbaitis, S.Dikčiūtė, F.Latėnas, O.Narbutaitė, J.Juozapaitis and K.Vasiliauskaitė. Trimakaitė is especially interested in French art songs. Her repertoire constantly includes opuses by G.Faure, C.Debussy, C.Franck, F.Poulenc, E.Satie and A.Honegger.

Sigutė Trimakaitė toured Hungary, Poland, Russia, Germany, Italy, USA, Canada, England and Switzerland. She has been giving numerous concerts in Lithuania, recording compact discs, appearing on television and radio.

In 2001 the first Sigutė Trimakaitė Music Festival took place in Lithuania; it was awarded the title Chocolate Mozart in Lithuania and has become traditional. In 2001-2002 m. the first Christmas Music Festival was organised and also became a tradition.

Lithuanian Composers

Vaclovas Augustinas


Feliksas Bajoras


Jeronimas Kačinskas

Three folk Songs

Bronius Kutavičius

"The Lamb’s Footsteps"

Mindaugas Urbaitis

"From the Summer"

Love Song and Farewell

Oratorios Cantatas Mass

Johann Sebastian Bach


“Messe A-dur”

Gabriel Faure


Joseph Haydn

Kleine Messe B-dur

“Stabat Mater”

George Frideric Handel


Arthur Honegger

Jeanne d’arc au bucher

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

“Stabat Mater”

Domenico Scarlatti

“Stabat Mater”

Franz Schubert

“Messe Es-dur”

“Stabat Mater”

Antonio Vivaldi


Voice and Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Britten

Phrase. Antigue from “Illuminations”

Domenico Scarlatti

Three arias: Sento l’aura, Quando in notte, Se da un empio

Voice and Piano

Johannes Brahms

Regenlied (Klaus Groth) op. 59 No. 3

Madchenlied (Paul Heyse) op. 107 No. 5

Serenade op. 70 No. 3

Vergebliches Standchen op. 84 No. 4

Wiegenlied op. 49 No. 4

Gabriel Faure

Ici-bas op. 8 No. 3

Clair de lune op. 46 No. 2

Chanson d’amour op. 27 No. 1

Arthur Honegger

Petit cours de morale, 1941

Trois Chansons de la petite sirene d’Andersen, 1926

L’Adieu from Six Poemes, 1917

Francis Poulenc

Fiancailles pour rire


Un Poeme, 1946

Maurice Ravel

Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques from Cinq melodies populaires grecques

Chanson francaise from Chant populaires

Erik Satie

Trois melodies (J.-P. Contamine de Latour ), 1886

Robert Schumann


Other Works

Hendrik Andriessen

Fiat, Domine

Johann Sebastian Bach

Pastorale in F major BWV 590

Giulio Caccini


Antonio Cesti

Alma mia from opera Argia

Cesar Franck

Panis Angelicus

Max Reger

Maria Wiegenlied

Alessandro Scarlatti

Toglietemi la vita ancor

Sigutė Trimakaitė and Andrius Vasiliauskas

Sigute Trimakaite sings with ease and accuracy. The same can be said about her rhythm, phrasing, and articulation. These characteristics are captivating not only because of their precision, but also for the simplicity with which they are carried out.

Donatas Katkus, Literatūra ir menas, 1985

Sigute Trimakaite possesses an exceptional musical hypnotism. Musically she engages her entire soul and body. Her delivery is uncommonly accurate, her intonation clean, her high notes easily sung. The sensitivity which comes with her dynamics and her expressiveness are what create this impression.

Marcus Pecker, Saarbrucker Zeitung, 1990

The singer’s soprano voice renders accurately the arabesques and virtuoso melismatics of Baroque melodies; she succeeds in deeply and expressively, while at the same tame very simply and directly immersing herself in the whirling poeticism of the emotional melodies of the Romantic composers, “while in her renditions of 20th century music, “she extracts all available recourses of tonal expression”.

Vytaute Markeliuniene, CD cover VSCD-026, 1998