|Date of birth:||24.12.1996|
|Promoted by EMCY:||Young Talents on Tour 2016|
In 2003, Gustas Raudonius entered the violin class of I. Gylytė at the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, and later studied the violin under B. Vasiliauskaitė-Šmidtienė and L. Valickas. He studied compulsory piano under D. Jurkšaitė and V. Balčytienė. In 2007, he started studying composition under N. Galiamova, became interested in the piano, and was successful in compulsory piano competitions. From 2008 he continued his composition studies under Professor M. Urbaitis, and from 2009 under G. Samsonas. He was a laureate (two 1st prizes and one 3rd prize) in the National Pupils Composers Musical Scores Competition three times.
Later he committed himself to piano studies, and in 2012 he joined the piano class of D. Račys. In 2014, Gustas became laureate and special prize winner in the National Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists, and won 3rd Prize in the 3rd International Youth Music Festival-Competition Le Strade d'Europa. In the same year he also participated in 2nd International Young Musicians Chamber Ensemble Competition.
In 2015, Gustas entered the piano class of D. Račys at the Vytautas Magnus University music academy. In the same year of 2015 in November he became the 3rd Prize winner in the International Piano Competition in Rome, ‘Roma 2015’.
SoloJ. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor, WTC II
Vocal chamber musicA. Caldara, ‘Alma del core’
Instrumental chamber musicB. Bartok, ‘6 romanian folk dances’
With orchestraS. Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op. 43