Commences 7.30pm (Hartlepool Town Hall)
Scarlatti: Three Sonatas - K380 in E, K213 in D minor, K 212 in A
Mozart: Sonata in C K 330
Scriabin: Two Poemes Op 32 / Sonata No 9 "Black Mass"
Rachmaninoff: Six Moments Musicaux
Dvarionas: The First Snowflake
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 12
Ugnius started to learn the piano at the age of six and is now studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Graham Scott.
Whilst living in Lithuania he gave a number of public performances and achieved great success both at the academic institutions he attended and also in a number of international piano competitions. One such competition was ‘Music without walls’, which he won in 2000. A year later he was awarded first place at the ‘Balys Dvarionas’ competition in Vilnius, Lithuania, and first prize at the "Gradus ad Parnassum" competition in Kaunas.
In 2007 Ugnius was awarded first place in the Zdenek Fibich competition in Vilnius and two years later, was a semifinalist in the Liszt competition for young pianists in Weimar, Germany. In the same year he performed Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A major with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Klaipeda.
Ugnius has also participated in a number of masterclasses with leading pianists including Petras Geniusas, Valentina Berman, Zbignevas Ibelhauptas, Nina Seriogina and Birutė Vainiūnaitė. Ugnius is a virtuoso of the younger generation, currently honing his masterful skills and deepening his knowledge in Great Britain, at the Northern Royal College of Music. This international and national competition laureate and prize winner certainly finds room for music from a variety of epochs in his creative space, though closest to his heart are romantic works. According to the performer, it is through these works that the magic of the piano’s sounds are best revealed. Whether this is true or not, come and see him in concert!
Ugnius Pauliukonis appears by kind permission of the RNCM.