Lithuanians in the News
20th May 2012
Young Lithuanian Conductor Wins International Competition
Award winner conductor Mirga Gražinytė – Tyla. Photo courtesy
The prestigious Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award this year was won by the young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė - Tyla. For her prize winning concert on Sunday, April 29 2012, in Mozart’s birthplace Salzburg, Austria, the 26 year old Mirga impressed the judges with her conducting of the Camerata Salzburg orchestra in three works – “North Gate” from “Gates of Jerusalem” by the Lithuanian composer Bronius Kutavičius, “Serenade for solo violin, strings, harp and percussion” by Leonard Bernstein and Mozart’s "Jupiter" Symphony. There were 91 contestants for the Award and in the final she competed with Jamie Phillips from Britain and Christian Baldini from Argentina.
After completing her musical studies in Lithuania, Mirga Gražinytė -Tyla went on to graduate in conducting from the University of Graz, Austria, and then furthered her studies in Bologna, Leipzig and Zurich. It seems certain that an outstanding career as a conductor awaits her.

Further information: 01/05/12