VIII International M. K. Ciurlionis Piano Competition

VIII International M. K. Ciurlionis Piano Competition

Onutė Gražinytė, Lithuania

Participant data

Name of the educational insititution HMTMH (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover), Hannover

Onutė Gražinytė (b.1996) has been studying piano under the tutelage of Roland Krüger at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media since 2015. She is a scholarship student of Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" Hannover. The pianist is a laureate of 10 national and international competitions. Worth to mention is the laureate diploma and the special prize for the best performance of Balys Dvarionas piece at the XVII International Balys Dvarionas Piano and String Instrument Competition; the first prize at the IV International Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Vienna; the first prize and the special prize from jury member Marian Sobula at the EMCY Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition in Slovakia. In 2015, she got the diploma from President of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2018 Onutė became the winner of Haiou Zhang Piano Award. That year she appeared in the renowned concert halls, such as Warsaw Philharmonie as well as Berlin Konzerthaus.


  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | WTC Book 1: Prelude and Fugue · C sharp minor · BWV 849
  2. Sergei Rachmaninoff | Études-tableaux Op. 39
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 ("Funeral March") · A flat major Dalys: 2 · Op. 26
    • I Part. Andante con variazioni
    • II Part. Scherzo, allegro molto
  4. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · B minor · VL 182a
  5. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · B major · VL 186


  1. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | "The Sea, Cycles of Small Landscapes" · VL 317
  2. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · D flat major · VL 187
  3. Alvidas Remesa | "Stigmatas. Five Miniatiures For Piano"
  4. Frederic Chopin | Ballade No. 1 · G minor · Op. 23
  5. Pyotr Tchaikovsky | "Dumka" · Op. 59
  6. Sergei Rachmaninoff | Prelude No. 5 · G major · Op. 32
  7. Sergei Prokofiev | Piano Sonata No. 3 · A minor · Op. 28
  8. Jaan Rääts | Toccata


  1. Franz Liszt | Piano Concerto No. 1 · E flat major · S. 124