2021 Jury

- Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. In 1997-2001 he studied choral conducting at Šiauliai Music Conservatory. In 2001-2005 he successfully continued his BA studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (with Professor J. Aleksa and associate professor D. Puišys). In 2006-2007 he gained his MA degree in choral conducting. In 2006-2013 he studied orchestral conducting with Professor Juozas Domarkas and gained his MA in orchestral conducting...read more
(b. 1952) is a composer, professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, host (with composer Šarūnas Nakas) of the weekly radio programme Modus about new music on the Classical channel of the Lithuanian National Radio. He has composed two ballets (Acid City and Der Prozess), orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal music, as well as music for theater, film and TV. His works have been performed by orchestras, choirs and ensembles in various countries, and broadcast on radio and TV around the world. His recordings and sheet music have been released in various European countries. Awarded Best Composer of the Year for both ballet, theater and film music.
(born in Kaunas, Lithuania) music is distinguished by its poetic nature, powerful emotional impact and its one-of-a-kind beauty created by Baltic mysticism and melancholy. Composer’s creative output ranges from large-scale opera, orchestral compositions to chamber works and pieces for young audience. Her De profundis for string orchestra, which maestro Gidon Kremer named “the calling card of Baltic music”, has became one of the most often performed Lithuanian compositions across the world. 
Raminta Šerkšnytė is a laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts (the highest artistic distinction in Lithuania, in 2008), in 2020 she was nominated for a Gramophone Classical Music Award. Her music has been performed by the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, violinist Irvine Arditti and by many other musicians. The works have been performed in numerous festivals and concerts, including such venues as the Lincoln Center (New York), the Wiener Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2019 Deutsche Grammophon released her CD to much acclaim.
(b. 1992) is a music critic, host of radio shows and events. 2017 graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater with a master's degree in Music Theory and Criticism. 2013 September - 2014 February studied at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris and the Gregorian Chant School in Paris.
From 2017 Murauskaitė - Member of the Musicologists Section of the Lithuanian Composers' Union, since 2018 January - Member of the Section Bureau. 2021 elected a member of the LKS Council. Since 2018 January - is a member of the commission for evaluating the works of professional theatrical artists under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Since 2018 August - Member of ISCM Lithuania section. She worked for one term in the Council of Professional Performing Arts Institutions under the MCRL. 
Since 2018 teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (assistant of the Department of Musicology) and Vilnius University (lecturer at the Faculty of Communication). From 2020 - senior editor of the radio program LRT KLASIKA.