Maria and Ugnius will be bringing a varied programme to life in their Cello and Piano recital from contemporary Ukranian composer Sivestrov to Bach and Vaughan Willams via Greek composer Theodorakis ending with a firey tango by Piazzolla.
...Pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis took my breath away during the RNCM Gold Medal Weekend. The Magic descended as soon as his hands touched the keys…
-Edward Seckerson, British Journalist and Music Critic
One of the leading pianists of Lithuania’s new generation, Ugnius enjoys a wide-ranging career performing and teaching. After finishing his studies in Lithuania, Ugnius moved to the United Kingdom to study at the Royal Northern College of Music where he graduated in 2018 and is currently based in Manchester.
Ugnius has won numerous awards, including the RNCM Gold Medal, and the Silver Medal Award by the Worshipful Musicians Company UK for excellence in performance.
Amongst many other successes, Ugnius has been a winner of the Phillip & Dorothy Green Young Artist award for 2018-2020, which supports artists by providing numerous performance opportunities around the UK.
Ugnius’ musical career covers a wide range of areas. A passionate Chamber Musician, Ugnius is a founding member of a flexy form chamber music group ‘SONO ensemble’ based in Manchester.
He performs with various orchestras too, including the BBC Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, and Kaunas State Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Ugnius has performed recitals at the Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall London, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and Lithuanian National Philharmonic, amongst other venues.Ugnius is a passionate music educator too. He is teaching at his private piano studio in the heart of Manchester and runs his highly successful Youtube Channel, exploring key aspects of piano playing, sharing piano tips, techniques and many other things related to Music and Piano Performance.