Ruta Lipinaityte, violin

Ruta Lipinaityte studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Studies in Lithuania were combined with studies at the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden with Prof. Alexander Fischer on violin and later at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance in the violin class of Boris Garlitzky. In 2004 she earned a Master’s degree (violin classes by Prof. Raimundas Katilius and Prof. Undinė Jagėlaitė). In 2008 Rūta Lipinaitytė published her thesis on principles of chamber orchestra performance and was granted PhD degree by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

As a soloist, she has appeared with numerous orchestras including Dresden, Brno and Qatar Philharmonic, Croatian Radio Symphony, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, and with Kremerata Baltica, Lithuanian, St. Christopher, Tallinn, Klaipėda, VDU, Šiauliai and Arkhangelsk Chamber Orchestras, Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Chamber orchestra “The Seasons”, to name a few. Although the repertoire of Rūta Lipinaitytė is versatile and diverse, Lithuanian contemporary music remains at the heart of the violinist. Lipinaitytė has released several music albums with Lithuanian music. In addition, there are more than 30 audio recordings in the Lithuanian radio archives with performances together with various Lithuanian orchestras and a video cycle on Lithuanian music which includes more than 20 pieces for violin solo. Also a video recording of J. Corigliano’s “Red Violin” concerto with Lipinaitytė as soloist has been released together with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson.

Rūta Lipinaitytė was a member of the Grammy-winning Kremerata Baltica orchestra, established and headed by Gidon Kremer, since its foundation from 1998 to 2014. During 2004–09 the violinist was a member of the Kremerata Baltica Sextet. The violinist is often invited to participate in various orchestral projects as Concertmaster or Assistant Concertmaster. In 2015 and 2017, Lipinaitytė was Concertmaster of the East-West Chamber Orchestra in the International J. Bashmet Festival and in 2016 she was guest Concertmaster of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. In 2019 the violinist was invited on tour with the Stuttgart SWR Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster and performed in Russia, Japan and Europe with the MusicAeterna Symphony Orchestra led by Teodor Currentzis.


Lipinaitytė has been awarded several times with the State Scholarships for Lithuanian Artists, and in 2020 the violinist recieved the Golden Disc Award of the Lithuanian Musicians' Union in the solo instrumentalist category.

Currently Lipinaitytė is professor of violin, and since 2015, the head of the string department at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. There are winners of both national and international violin competitions among her students. She often gives violin master classes and has been invited as a member of the jury at national and international violin competitions (including J. Heifetz and V. Huml).



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Seasons and Serenades

(Works for String Orchestra)

Rūta Lipinaitytė, violin

Asta Krikščiūnaitė, soprano

St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

Modestas Barkauskas, conductor

ODE 1398-2

Released 01/2022

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