Mūza Rubackytė’s Recital Duality

Monday 20 June, 19.00 Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

MŪZA RUBACKYTĖ (piano; Lithuania, France, Switzerland)


ROBERT SCHUMANN – Arabeske, Op. 18; Carnaval, Op. 9

MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS – Preludes: B flat minor, VL169; D minor, VL 239; C minor, VL189; Nocturnes: F sharp minor, VL 178; C sharp minor, VL 183
SERGEI PROKOFIEV – Piano sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82

This year pianist Mūza Rubackytė brings to Vilnius Festival a recital with an enigmatic title: Duality. She has chosen to program Robert Schumann, an individual that had suffered from despondence and inner contradictions, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, possessed by two passions – music and painting, and Sergei Prokofiev, ravaged by a totalitarian regime and having matured in a free world. The pianist quotes poet Charles Baudelaire: “An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.”

With every concert appearance Rubackytė sets the door ajar to her rich world saturated with life and artistic experience. It seems that she takes one by hand and ushers to uncharted territories through imprinting the well-known compositions with distinct and unique meanings.

A recipient of the Lithuanian National Prize and the 3rd Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, internationally recognised pianist performs in all continents, gives recitals in prestigious halls such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Salle Gaveau and Opera in Paris, Villa d’Este in Tivoli, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Auditorio Blas Galant in Mexico, Santiago, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Casals Hall in Tokyo, etc. Rubackytė is the founder and artistic director of the Vilnius Piano Music Festival, Professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre; leads master classes around the globe.