> Marta Finkelštein
Marta Finkelštein was born in 1990, in Vilnius. She began her piano studies in the M.K. Čiurlionis School, under the guidance of Gabrielė Kondrotaitė. In 2009, she was awarded an entry scholarship to study Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with Graham Scott.
In 2014 she also received her Postgraduate Diploma in Chamber Music with Richard Ormrod. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Aleksandra Žvirblytė.
As a soloist she received awards in numerous national and international competitions. Since 2008 Marta has belonged to the Mstislav Rostropovich Assistance and Support Foundation. Marta participated in masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Mūza Rubackytė, Andrius Žlabys, Ivar Ilja, Nelson Goerner, Valentina Berman, Boris Berman and many others. In 2012, she played W.A.Mozart Piano Concerto conducted by Sergei Babayan in Perugia, Italy.
Chamber music has been one of leading interests in her musical activities. In last 4 years as a member of different ensembles Marta had successfully gained chamber music experience in concerts, masterclasses and competitions. She got coaching from Talich Quartet, Gould Trio, Artis Quartet, Nicholas Jones, Peter Cropper, Emma Ferrand, Miguel da Silva, Hatto Beyerle, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Péter Nagy, Anita Mitterer, Marek Jerie, Barbara Lüneburg, Olivier Vivares, Florian Müller and Indrė Baikštytė. As a member of Thirty Fingers Trio in November 2014 she became II prize winner at the XIV Lithuanian Composers Chamber Music Competition and also received a special prize for the Creative Outburst presented by E. Balsys Foundation. In 2015, the ensemble won a prize for the Best Performance and Interpretation of the XXI century music in the Just Composed competition, which was held during the Isa Chamber Music Masterclasses in Austria. Also, Thirty Fingers won the I Prize in the V International Competition of Student and Schoolchildren's Chamber Music Ensembles and Accompanists in Klaipėda.
Marta became a member of Contemporary Music Ensemble Synaesthesis in 2015.