Justina Auskelyte


Lithuanian violinist of young generation Justina Auškelytė is admired by audiences for her unique musical sensibility, great imagination, and high responsibility as a performer, playing music with virtuosity and communicating emotion through sound to her audiences. Known for her musical achievements at violin competitions and performances in international festivals and concerts, Justina has received awards from two successive Presidents of Lithuania for her musical contributions to her country. However, the violinist herself does not emphasize her achievements. “Being recognized for achievements is always a great joy and motivation. Yet, the greatest award and inspiration is when  people confess that my performance moved their hearts. The most rewarding part of making music is to be able to reach human souls through sound.”

Justina has won awards in the most important national and international violin competitions in Lithuania. Starting with the year 2000 four times in success she was the laureate of the National Balys Dvarionas Violin Competition and in 2008 at the 8th International Balys Dvarionas Competition became the Grand Prix Laureate. Justina won the first prize at the International Saulius Sondeckis (2006) and at the National Raimundas Katilius (2007) competitions. In 2009 she won the 2nd prize at the 3rd International Jascha Heifetz Competition and in other international competitions in Latvia, Czech Republic and Romania she was highly recognized. 

Holding awards from more than a dozen competitions, Justina has been invited to give concerts at major music festivals in Lithuania. She often performs with symphonic and chamber orchestras, including Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra or St. Christopher chamber orchestra, as well as distinguished chamber ensembles, including Ciurlionis String Quartet and Musica Humana. 

Justina's artistry comes from a distinguished lineage of teachers. Since 2006, she has been studying with the renowned violinist Pavel Berman, at the International Music Academy “Incontri col Maestro” and later at Academy “L.Perosi”. Simultaneously, she continued her studies at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy with the distinguished professor Jurgis Dvarionas. Justina also mastered her playing technique with renowned pedagogue Boris Kuschnir at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and later at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. In May 2015 she gained a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School in New York, studying under the guidance of the late Stephen Clapp and Laurie Smukler. 

Currently, the violinist is back in her hometown Vilnius, performing in her country and abroad as a soloist and a chamber music player, participating in music festivals and innovative art projects as well as making her first steps in violin teaching.

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Short Profile

NameAuškelytė, Justina
Born inLithuania, Europe
Home LocationVilnius, Lithuania
Main languageLithuanian
Additional languages English,  Italian,  Russian,  German 
attended UniversitiesThe Juilliard School; Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
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