Lithuanian-born pianist Kasparas Mikužis at the age of 21 has already performed on stages of Purcell Room, Wigmore hall and Concertgebouw hall. He has released his debut CD, his performances were televised on Mezzo TV and recordings were played on national Lithuanian radio and Radio Classique in France.
At the moment Kasparas is in his 4th year of undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, learning with Diana Ketler and Christopher Elton. Last year he won both Harold Craxton chamber music and duo competitions at RAM, as well as, performed together with professors Jack Liebeck and Josephine Knight at academy concerts. Forthcoming engagements include a lunchtime recital at the Bridgewater concert hall in Manchester in February and a performance with Lithuanian national symphony orchestra in Lithuanian Philharmonic in April.
Kasparas’ distinctive piano playing was acknowledged when he became a scholar of ‘SOS Talents’ foundation at the age of 10. Since then Kasparas started performing across Europe, continuing to do so up to this day. He has performed at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva on multiple occasions, as well as, at ‘EMMA for peace’ World Summit of Nobel Prize Peace Laureates concert in Warsaw. In 2018 Kasparas was invited to the opening concert of V. Krainev competition in Kharkiv where he performed Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto. Kasparas’ other important performances include performances at the National Lithuanian Philharmonic Hall, Fazioli factory concert hall in Sacile, Italy, recital at the Steinway hall in Barcelona and a season opening concert of the Kharkiv Philharmonic hall with Kharkiv Philharmonic symphony orchestra and conductor Yuri Yanko. More recently, Kasparas was invited to play for Sir Andras Schiff in Riga Jurmala Music Festival. He also received full scholarships to attend masterclasses at the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and Oxford Piano Festival.
Kasparas is extremly grateful for the help and support to ‘Talent Unlimited’ foundation, SOS Talents foundation, M. Rostropovich charity & support foundation (Lithuania), Hattori foundation and Drake Calleja Trust. For representing Lithuania on the international stage Kasparas was awarded a letter of gratitude by the president of republic of Lithuania.