Petras Radzevičius (Lithuania)












Petras Radzevičius is a professor in the Department of Strings at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and the initiator of the International Jascha Heifetz Competition. He graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatory (now the LMTA), and continued his studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. In 1963, he started teaching in the Department of Strings at the LMTA, and headed it from 1987 to 2015. He has played solo and chamber music compositions in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine and the Balkan countries. Together with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, he has performed not only in Europe, but also in the USA, Egypt, the Republic of South Africa, Japan and the UAE. Radzevičius is known as the first performer of works by Lithuanian composers such as Valentinas Bagdonas, Teisutis Makačinas, Antanas Rekašius, Feliksas Bajoras and Bronius Kutavičius. He has given master-classes at the Malmö School of Music, at the National Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Paris, and other European high schools of music. He is a member of the organising committees of different national and international music competitions, and one of the judges.