Renata Marcinkutė Lesieur

Renata Marcinkutė Lesieur

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RENATA MARCINKUTĖ-LESIEUR (Lietuva) finished her studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, specialising in piano and organ. She undertook further studies in performance at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, class of prof. Heribert Metzger. The organist became an International Organ Players’ competition laureate in Kiev, later emerged as a laureate from the Floor Peeters masterclass in Belgium. She was similarly successful – became a laureate - at the International Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition in Vilnius. R. Marcinkutė-Lesieur has toured throughout most of European countries as well as the United States and Mexico. She is regularly invited to work as a jury member in international organ competitions. The organist has played in different festivals with world famous cellist David Geringas, marimba player from USA Linda Maxey and many other famous musicians. R. Marcinkutė-Lesieur received invitations to lecture at other higher education establishments in Europe giving her the opportunity to lead organ masterclasses in various prestigious institutions. In 2015 she got an award "For the Merits to Lithuanian Culture" from the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė. In 2017 she was awarded the honorary prize of Lithuanian Minister of Culture "Carry Your Light and Believe". The performer is also the President of the Religious Music Centre in Vilnius, which presents over 60 concerts annually; the artistic director of the Christopher Summer Festival Sacred Music Hours programme at St. Casimir’s Church and professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

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