Muza Rubackyte

The Lithuanian-French concert pianist Muza Rubackyté was born in Lithuania and received her music education at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under such leading figures of the Russian piano school as Yakov Flier, Bela Davidovich and Mikhail Voskresensky. Winning the All-Union Competition in St.Petersburg placed her as one of the Soviet Union’s most outstanding pianists. M. Rubackyté travelled across the country, performing during lunch-time breaks at steel mills and factories, appearing with orchestras and building an extensive concert repertoire of over 30 different recital programs and 40 major piano concertos. Numerous invitations from abroad remained unfulfilled due to the restrictions of the “iron curtain” and despite such accomplishments as, for example, the Grand-Prix of the International Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest in 1981. Following her move to Paris in the footsteps of the Lithuanian independence in 1991, Muza Rubackyté was awarded the first prize, Les Grands Maîtres Français, in the prestigious Paris International Piano Competition. Currently a resident of Paris and Geneva, she travels throughout the world. Her discography of over 20 recordings includes, amongst others, 24 Preludes and Fugues by Shostakovitch for Brilliant Classics, a complete recording of the three volumes of “Années de pѐlerinage” by Liszt for Lyrinx, discs for Marco Polo, Naxos and Doron.

In addition to her active concert career, Muza Rubackyté also dedicates her time to working with young pianists as a professor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. She holds masterclasses at the summer academy  G.Sebök in France, for M. Rostropovich foundation “Support to Lithuania’s Children” and for President Aliev’s foundation in Azerbaijan. Professor Rubackyté has served on the juries of several international piano competitions.

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