“…breathtaking sensitivity that was absolutely magical…” London Wigmore Hall, Seen and Heard International
Kasparas Uinskas is an internationally acclaimed pianist, praised by critics for his virtuosity and romantic style. Mr. Uinskas is performing at world’s most famous concert halls – New York’s Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música among others.
His performances include his concerts with Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia (Belgium), North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), Philharmonie Südwestfalen (Germany), Liepaja Symphony Orchestra at Piano Stars Festival (Latvia), Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), as well as solo recitals at London Wigmore Hall, Baerum Kulturhus at Piano Master Series (Norway), BoZar concert hall in Brussels, Brussels piano festival, Festival Nordland Musikkfestuke in Bodø (Norway), at Fantastic Pianist Series tour in Japan and chamber recital tour in Norway and Lithuania together with violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, piano duo concert tour with pianist Evgeni Bozhanov and chamber concert tour with cello legend Alexander Kniazev. Mr. Uinskas is a frequent guest at many international music festivals throughout Europe and the USA, including the Aspen Music Festival (USA), the Music Festival of the Hamptons (USA), the South Shore Music (USA), and Holland Music Sessions. Also, Mr. Uinskas has appeared as a soloist at the Verbier Festival as recipient of the Reuter’s Grand Prix, awarded by the festival.
His repertoire includes works by a wide range of composers, from Johann Sebastian Bach to 20th Century, however composers of the romantic era dominate significant part of his repertoire. Recent releases include Uinskas’ CD of his Chopin recital and the DVD of his live concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. The newest CD with Chopin 12 Etudes Op. 25, Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 and Debussy miniatures has been released by UK company Stone Records in September 2015.
Mr. Uinskas also actively teaches students at Masterclasses, organized by the main Lithuanian high school – National M. K. Ciurlionis school of Arts and at main University – Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Along with his concert career Mr. Uinskas participates in an outreach programs in promoting classical music for the youth. From the 2006, pianist develops and runs a classical music educational program in the high schools of Lithuania. The purpose of the project is to present live classical music to the young people. The project turned out to be a great success and was well received by students. For the whole project time, life classical music was heard by about 8000 students.
Born in Lithuania, Uinskas began studying the piano at the age of six. He studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, where he completed Doctoral studies, Frédéric Chopin Music University in Warsaw (with prof. Bugaij), Poland, and The Juilliard School in New York (with the prof. Kalichstein), as a recipient of the Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship.