Lithuanian born violist Ugne Tiskute began her music studies at the age of six. She has moved to London in 2009 and completed her Bachelor, Masters and Advance Diploma degrees with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music.Her studies has been kindly supported by the Royal Academy of Music, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Musicians Help UK award, the Solti Foundation, Drake Calleja Trust and the Marylebone Educational Trust. She is currently a member of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra in London and Ensemble Mirage who currently won the St Johns Smith Square Young Artists Scheme. In addition, Ugne has been awarded the International LRAM teaching certificate by the Royal Academy of Music; demonstrating her talent for teaching. Quickly establishing herself as an internationally renowned musician and winner of various International competitions and major awards, Ugne has performed at the International Menuhin Competition 2016 together with Jack Liebeck and Junior Semifinalists.She has also been taking part in the Prussia Cove IMS (Thomas Riebl Class) as well as Open Chamber Music, the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, Hellens-Music 2016, International Menuhin Festival in Gstaad Strings Academy and the Santander Encuentro de Musica y Academia. Ugne has worked with distinguished soloists including Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power,Thomas Riebl, Wolfram Christ, Hartmut Rohde, Jerzy Cosmala, Avri Levitan, Ettore Causa, Maxim Vengerov, Helen Callus and others. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in various concert venues across Europe and China such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Palacio de Festivales in Cantabria, St. Johns Smith Square, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, and Kaunas State Philharmonic Hall. She recently appeared as guest conductor and soloist at the International Avanti Festival, Kaunas. In addition to her viola studies at RAM Ugne has been studying Baroque viola with Annette Isserlis and Orchestral conducting with Paul Brough.