Lithuanian pianist Agnė Radzevičiutė has been praised by the press for her “sincere and meaningful” interpretations and “exquisite musical sensitivity and conviction” (Seven Days of Art). Her concerts in Paris and Vilnius were featured live on Mezzo TV, Europe’s classical music channel, and her performance credits include a solo recital at the United Nations Concert Hall in Geneva.
Agnė's first international stage appearance was at the age of 10 on a tour in Switzerland. Since then performances have taken her to Belgium, Canada, Israel, Finland, France, Poland, Russia and the USA. She has performed Chopin and Mozart concerti with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas Symphonic and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania). On seven separate occasions, Agnė performed at the Vilnius’s National Philharmonic Hall, most notably in Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466 under the baton of R. Servenikas and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. She received distinctions from the President of Lithuania as well as the Ministry of Education for her “active performance career and representing Lithuania on the international stage”.
Agnė has won prizes in a dozen international piano competitions, notably the First Prize at the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, held in Poland, and the Prix de Piano at the Fontainebleau Festival (France). Her more recent Second Prize at the Kosciuszko Chopin Piano Competition in New York City resulted in solo engagements at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Harvard Club, the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Salmagundi Club.
Agnė graduated with valedictorian distinctions from the foremost art school of Lithuania - the Ciurlionis School of Art. The school orchestra toured Russia with Agnė as a featured soloist. While still in Lithuania, she was a part of the Rostropovich Foundation performers roster. She earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where as a result of Academic Achievement she was consistently on the Dean’s List. Throughout the years Agnė feels fortunate to have had guidance from such esteemed teachers as Michel Beroff, Jean-Philippe Collard, Philippe Entremont, Kirill Gerstein, Dmitri Levkovich, André-Michel Schub, Jeffrey Swann, Veronika Vitaite, as well as members of the American String Quartet.
Agnė comes from a musical as well as theatrical family. Her grandfather Alfonsas Radzevicius was one of the most prominent stage, radio and film actors of former Soviet Union, and a recipient of the USSR State Prize. Not surprisingly, Agnė's interests include acting and singing. She starred in a number of graduate film projects, and was a choir member in a production of W. Walton's "Henry V", staged at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert conducting, and featuring Christopher Plummer in the title role.