Domantas Karalius, Piano
JongSun Woo, Piano
This Sunday, award-winning young artists from the Bard College Conservatory of Music will perform Prokofiev's dramatic Piano Sonata No. 7, the Schumann arrangement of J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, and the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4. Reservations at email@example.com.
Domantas Karalius, a pianist who was awarded the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Scholarship at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, was born in 1993 in Kaunas, Lithuania. He started his music studies at the age of 5 at the Kaunas Music School. In 2008 he enrolled at the M.K. Ciurlionis National School for the Arts in Vilnius to study piano with Gabriele Kondrataite and Aidas Puodziukas. After a year of study at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, he transferred to the Bard College Conservatory to study piano with Benjamin Hochman. He has been a first prize winner at many international competitions including the 2002 N. Rubinstein competition in France, the 2003 “Cazarca Ligure“ international competition in Italy, the 2009 “Klaveri eriala opilaste koolidevahelisel konkursil” competition in Estonia, and the "Kaunas Sonorum 2011" competition in Lithuania. In 2014, he won a YAMAHA Music Foundation of Europe award for piano performance.