About

Martynas Staškus graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music in 1995. That same year he was engaged at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1997–1998 he was Chief Conductor of the LNOBT.

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Since 2004 he is Chief Conductor of the National M. K. Čiurlionis Art School Symphony Orchestra and since 2013 Chief Conductor of the Lithuanian Music Academy Symphony Orchestra.

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Martynas Staškus is the prize-winner of many national and international Choir competitions in Wrozlaw, Arezzo, Tour, Miltenberg and Vilnius.
His repertoire includes over 40 operatic works of Verdi, Puccini, Halevy, Mozart, Weber, Gounod, Gluck, Bizet etc.; ballets of Theodarakis, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, L. A. Minkus, I Stravinsky etc.; many works of symphonic, chamber and choral music.

Martynas Staškus has been the music director of three world premieres – Urbaitis’ ballet Acid City and Kutavičius’ operas The Bear and Ignis et Fides.

He has conducted performances of internationally acclaimed artists Violeta Urmana, Edgaras Montvidas, Badri Maisuradze, Gidon Kremer, Kshishtof Broya, Alexander Paley, Lukas Geniushas and many others. His stage partnerships include those with renowned stage directors Günter Krämer, Monika Wiesler, Detlef Soelter, Anthony Minghella, Gintaras Varnas, Jonas Jurašas, Oskaras Koršunovas, choreographers Krzysztof Pastor, Viaceslav Okunev, Michael Corder, Boris Eifman.

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Martynas Staškus has conducted in many prominent festivals such like the Vilnius Festival, Murten Classics Festival etc. His concert credits include programmes with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Ankara Opera Symphony Orchestra, St.Petersburg Music Academy Opera Orchestra, Trieste Teatro Lirico di Verdi Orchestra and other.

Guest performances have taken him to Holland, Germany, Italy, Estonia, France, Denmark, Taiwan, Switzerland, Turkey, Sweden, Poland and elsewhere.