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Sergey Okrusko is a well known pianist and harpsichordist in Lithuania, an experienced interpreter of Baroque and contemporary music. In 1980 he graduated from the Lithuanian  Academy of Music, where he studied with the pianist professor M. Azizbekova, and went to study in Moscow P. Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with professor V. Merzhanov. Since 1974 he has given solo concerts and as a member of chamber ensembles, often in Lithuania, but also on tours in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa and other large cities of Armenia, Russia and Ukraine. In 1993 he gave concerts in Germany and USA with great success.

In 1978 Sergey Okrusko became the laureate at the 4th International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition, in 1993 he participated in the finals of East and West Artists International Auditions for a New York Debut, New York, USA.
The pianist's repertory includes suites by H. Purcell, Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach, sonatas by L. van Beethoven, opuses by F. Chopin, R. Schumann, S. Rakhmaninov, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich and by many contemporary composers such as G. Ligeti, L. Berio, O. Messiaen and J. Cage. Sergey Okrusko is also actively promoting the work of Lithuanian composers, he is often the first to perform new opuses and prepares several premieres every year.

Sergey Okrusko focuses on chamber music of various epochs. His repertory includes trios by W. A. Mozart and R. Schumann, songs by J. Brahms and H. Wolf, sonatas for violin by L. van Beethoven and S. Prokofiev. The pianist co-operates with soloists and instrumentalists, chamber ensembles, orchestras and such musicians as the singer R. Maciūtė, the clarinettist A. Budrys, the percussionist P. Giunter, the marimbist L. Maxey (USA), the singer A. Mizrahi (USA), the cellist M. Drobinski (France), the ensemble Sostinės trio, the Čiurlionis Quartet, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestras. Since 2000 he has been a member of the chamber ensemble Vilniaus Arsenalas.

The pianist is often invited to participate in various music events in Lithuania. He performed in the international festivals of contemporary music Gaida (1997, 2000, 2002), Versija 2-7 (1994), Thomas Mann Festival (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002), St. Christopher Summer Festival (1998), new music festivals Marių klavyrai (1995), Balsas (1998), 3rd International Percussion Festival (2000), festival of Jewish music Shalom (1995) etc.
Since 1983 Sergey Okrusko has been teaching at LAM, Piano Department, and has been an associated professor since 1996.


Stasys Vainiūnas


Stasys Vainiūnas is famous for his work both as pianist and composer. He is numbered among Lithuanian composers belonging to Balys Dvarionas‘ and Antanas Račiūnas‘ generation, which composed their major works in the period of sweeping historical change and dramatic events. (More information you can find HERE).



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