> Gunda Baranauskaitė
Gunda Baranauskaite (Lithuania) is a national and international prize winning cellist. Starting at the Klaipeda’s Eduardas Balsys School of Arts she continued her cello studies in the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy in Edmundas Kulikauskas cello class where she received both her Bachelor and Master diplomas. In 2018 graduated from Nicholas Jones’s cello class at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom) receiving Advanced Postgraduate Diploma with distinction. Alongside her Continuous Professional Development course with Nicholas Jones and Nicholas Trygstad at the RNCM Gunda is privately studying with Maria Zachariadou.
Gunda has attended mastercourses by Aras Palsauskas, Rimantas Armonas, Romanas Armonas, Ramute Kalnenaite, Mindaugas Backus (Lithuania), Eleonor Testelec, Agne Sprūdza (Latvia), Jeroen Reuling (Belgium), Othmar Muller (Austria), Steven Elisha (USA), Johanness Meissly (Austria), Stephan Goerner (Austria), Nicholas Jones (UK), Jeanne Maisonhaute (France), Francesco Dillon (Italy) and many more.
Gunda has performed with internationally acclaimed orchestras such as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber orchestra, baroque ensemble „Musica Humana“, “Microorkestra”, „Camerata Klaipeda“, Klaipeda‘s Chamber orchestra, Klaipeda‘s Opera Theatre orchestra, as well as various different chamber groups.
As a soloist and member of different chamber ensembles and orchestras Gunda has performed in venues such as The Bella Bartok Symphony Hall (Budapest, Hungary), Rudolfinum Hall (Prague, Czech Republic), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester, UK), Birmingham Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Wigmore Hall, Southbank centre, Royal Albert Hall (London, UK) and other venues throughout the Baltic States, Poland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and the United States.
Gunda was a member of the Lithuanian National Symphony orchestra as well as the “Artro” piano quartet since 2013 to 2017. Since 2016 she is the principal cellist of a contemporary music ensemble “Synaesthesis”.
Since the beginning of 2019 Gunda is regularly performing with the BBC Philharmonic and The Hallé Symphony orchestra.
Gunda is kindly supported by the Haworth Trust.