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Giedrė Šlekytė

Conductor

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Mag. Stefan Fragner
Senior Artist Manager
+43 660 300 2897
fragner@rbartists.at

Mag. Katharina Hollerwöger
Assistant Artist Manager
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Biography

The Baltic States surprise us time and again with highly talented, profoundly trained and – at the same time – remarkably individual artistic personalities. Undoubtedly Giedrė Šlekytė is one of them.

Born in Lithuania, Giedrė Šlekytė began her musical education at the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art-School in Vilnius. She went on to study conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, the Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and the Zurich University of Arts.

Internationally sought after as a guest conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has already worked with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, hr-sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, RTV Orchestra Ljubljana, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Comunale Bologna, MDR Leipzig, Gothenburg Symphony and Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg.

After her engagement as 1st Kapellmeister at Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2016-18 Giedrė Šlekytė conducted opera productions in Leipzig, Zurich, Antwerp and at the Salzburg Festival.

In 2019/20 she received invitations for new productions from the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen (The Handmaid’s Tale), the Royal Flemish Opera Antwerp (Rusalka), the Oper Leipzig (L'elisi…

The Baltic States surprise us time and again with highly talented, profoundly trained and – at the same time – remarkably individual artistic personalities. Undoubtedly Giedrė Šlekytė is one of them.

Born in Lithuania, Giedrė Šlekytė began her musical education at the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art-School in Vilnius. She went on to study conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, the Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and the Zurich University of Arts.

Internationally sought after as a guest conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has already worked with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, hr-sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, RTV Orchestra Ljubljana, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Comunale Bologna, MDR Leipzig, Gothenburg Symphony and Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg.

After her engagement as 1st Kapellmeister at Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2016-18 Giedrė Šlekytė conducted opera productions in Leipzig, Zurich, Antwerp and at the Salzburg Festival.

In 2019/20 she received invitations for new productions from the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen (The Handmaid’s Tale), the Royal Flemish Opera Antwerp (Rusalka), the Oper Leipzig (L'elisir d'amore) and from the Erl Festival (Königskinder). In addition she conducts Le nozze di Figaro at the Lithuanian National Opera in Vilnius. In this season symphonic engagements and re-invitations will bring her to Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and the Orchestre National de Lorraine.

In November 2019 Deutsche Grammophon released the portrait-CD "Raminta Šerkšnytė", with Giedrė Šlekytė conducting the oratorio Songs of Sunset and Dawn and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra.

Giedrė Šlekytė is a prize winner of the the "International Malko Competition for Young Conductors" in Copenhagen and received the 2nd prize at the International Conducting Competition Solon Michaelides 2013 in Cyprus (1st prize not awarded). In March 2015 she was nominated for the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and in 2018 as "Newcomer of the year" at the International Opera Awards.

(c) Olena Tokar

The music […] was completely convincing. Young conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has a wonderful sensitivity, the musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra follow her. This creates delicate, vulnerable sounds, but also a great upswing and romantic flair.

14.07.2020

Giedrė Šlekytė gives her debut with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
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11.12.2019

Giedrė Šlekytė debuts at Royal Vlaanders Opera with "Rusalka"
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11.09.2019

Giedrė Šlekytė opens season at Oper Leipzig
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