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Lithuanian pianist, accompanist and teacher, Ugne Vazgileviciute, has graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with a 1 st class Bachelors degree in Solo Performance and Masters degree in Piano Accompaniment, studying under Professors Joan Havill and Caroline Palmer. Over the last four years Ugne has been teaching piano performance, ensemble playing, aural skills, and music theory to children and adults of all abilities.
Ugne began her piano studies at the age of six at the National M. K. Ciurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania where she was trained not only in piano performance but in all aspects of musicianship including theory, music history, solfege, movement, composition, and analysis. She received awards from a number of international piano competitions, and have performed as soloist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, and accompanist in important venues throughout Europe and the UK, including St. James’s Piccadilly, Steinway Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Milton Court Concert Hall, The Place Theatre, the Museum of Theatre and Music in St. Petersburg, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre amongst others.
In the final year of her undergraduate studies, Ugne completed Professional Studies module in piano pedagogy and took part in the DeCoda outreach programme, where she provided musical enrichment lessons to primary school-age children and has also participated in an educational residency as part of a collaborative project with the Centre for Young Musicians giving one-to-one instrumental lessons and chamber music coaching to secondary school students. Her most recent professional projects include taking part in the UK-Russia Year of Music project in St. Petersburg working with Mariinsky Opera soloists and professors at the State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, as well as performing in the BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg chamber music concert, broadcasted on BBC Radio 3. She was one of the selected winners of the Paul Hamburger Prize for Voice and Piano in the Guildhall School’s Song Guild concert series led by renowned Lieder accompanist Graham Johnson.
As a teacher, Ugne strives to translate her performing experience and passion for creating into her versatile teaching approach and aims to introduce new repertoire and encourage students to explore the meaning of music in their lives.