Biography

A current student in Masters at National Conservatory of music in Paris (CNSMDP), where she studies with I. Moretti since 2013, Aistė is often marked as a young, talented and very promising lithuanian harpist on the rise. She got involved into the music world at a very young age. After graduating from National M.K.Čiurlionis Art school ( prof. D.Šlyžienė ) in 2011 in Lithuania, Aistė continued her studies at the Higher music school in Paris „Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris“, (prof. I. Perrin), where she got her Soloist Diploma (Diplome Supérieur de Concertiste) in 2014. A member of many International festivals in Lithuania, Latvia, France, Poland, UK, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Russia and Canada, Aiste is also actively giving concerts as a soloist, chamber music ensembles and orchestras’ musician all over Europe. A laureate and a prize winner of many national and International harp competitions such as „4ème Concours français de la harpe”, 3rd International Harp competition in Szeged, International Martine Géliot Harp competition „Young Talents“ and others. One of the most valuable winnings for her was in summer 2016 in one of the most prestigious harp competition in the world “International USA harp competition” in Bloomington, Indiana, where she was awarded the VIIIth prize. Her success and technical playing has led to 2008 when Aistė has been invited by Japanese Recording company „King International Inc.“ to record her own CD at the age of 14. She is still the first and only lithuanian harpist, who has recorded her solo album.In 2011 Aistė was awarded with a honourable mention of Lithuania‘s President Dalia Grybauskaitė and is also a laureate of several foundations such as Nadia et Lili Boulanger, Fonds de Tarrazi, Zygmunt Zaleski, Fondation de France – Monique Rollin prize, Legs Baradat, Fondation Meyer and others.

Since April 2017 Aistė has been working at the National Opera and ballet theater of Lithuania, balancing her work with her studies and concert activities.