Bratislava Music Agency
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The youth choir of Kretinga Art`s school named „Saulainė“ was established in 2002. In their repertoire there are ancient sacred, Lithuanian folk and foreign music. The choir takes part in Lithuanian and foreign concerts and sings songs with professional artists. From the very beginning the choir has taken part in different festivals and competitions. The choir won national competitions many times. In 2006 the choir “Saulainė” won a gold medal prize in XXIV international choir competition in Olomouc (Czech Republic); in 2007 they were awarded a gold diploma in international Johannes Brahms choir competition Wernigerode (Germany), in 2009 and 2013- gold diploma in international choir festival-competition Ohrid (Macedonia), in 2011-fi rst place in international choir festivalcompetition Antalya (Turkey), in 2015 – silver diploma in international Copernicus choir festival-competition Per musicam ad astra Torun, Poland . The choir Saulainė is participant of international choir festival Alta-Pusteria (Italy, 2010) and Vranov nad Topl’ou (Slovakia, 2012 and 2014). The choir “Saulainė’” is also proud of the silver medal won in the 2008 World Choir Games in Graz (Austria). For all achievements, the choir has become a laureate in 2008 and nominated as a “New Glinted star”, also the choir won the fi rst “Gold Bird” award in Lithuania.
Violeta Andruškevičienė was born in 1959. She studied choir conducting at the Lithuanian National Academy of music and theatre. Since 1984 she has been the teacher of Kretinga art`s school and since 2002 she has been a leader and fi rst conductor of the choir “Saulainė”. She is the conductor of the 2009 Lithuanian Millennium Songs and Dance Celebration. Eugenija Karkienė was born in 1949. She studied choir conducting at the Lithuanian Pedagogical University. Since 1974 she has been the teacher of Kretinga art`s school and since 2002 she has second conductor of the choir “Saulainė”.Back to the list of ensembles