Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė


“Glorious phrasing in Dirvanauskaite’s playing, in evidence right from the start”, with these words Sebastian Scotney (The Arts Desk) highlighted the Lithuanian cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaite’s playing in trio (January 2022, London Wigmore Hall) with the pianist Georgijs Osokins and Gidon Kremer with whom she plays chamber music for many years and has made a number of recordings: for Accentus Beethoven Triple concerto and Chopin trio, for Deutsche Grammophon Weinberg trio with
Yulianna Avdeeva (piano), for ECM Tchaikovsky and Kissine trios with Khatia Buniatishvili (piano) (German Critics Award) and Weinberg chamber music double CDs (Grammy Award nomination).
In 2015 Dirvanauskaite toured together with Kremer and Daniil Trifonov through Europe and USA.
“Dirvanauskaite added a rapturous, soulful expressivity” wrote Mark Swed (Los Angeles Time) after the concert at the Disney Concert Hall with Rachmaninov trio n. 2 which, later in the same year, they recorded in the album “Preghiera” released by Deutsche Grammophon.
Concerts in 2022 also include Shostakovich trio n. 2 performed with Kremer and Evgeny Kissin in Germany and in two concerts at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo with Martha Argerich.
During the last years Dirvanauskaite and Kremer have premiered Glass’ Double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in different countries such as Japan, Korea, Spain, Russia and in France at the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez of the Philharmonie de Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck.
Dirvanauskaite had played chamber music also with Valery Afanassiev, Yuri Bashmet, Mate Bekavac, Efim Bronfman, Sa Chen, Seong-Jin Cho, Oleg Maisenberg, Heinz Holliger, Michel Portal, Andrius Zlabys. As a soloist she gave concerts under the direction of Andrei Boreyko, Mario Brunello, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Andras Keller, Roman Kofman, Lio Kuokman, Andres Mustonen, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Saulius Sondeckis.
As a member of the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra – from its start in 1997, and as principal cellist
from 2008 – she has recorded more than 30 albums.
After having studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, she attended master classes given by Hatto Beyerle, Tatjana Grindenko, David Geringas, Mstislav Rostropovich and the Hagen Quartet.
She plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller in 1710.
Photo © Algis Jakstas