Lithuanian born violist is a versatile performer and teacher, quickly establishing herself as renown musician and winner of major awards. A member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and active concert violist around UK and Europe. She has recently appeared as a visiting viola teacher (performance classes) at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Ugne Tiskute began her music studies at the age of six inspired by her mother violinist herself. 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 major foundations and awards including 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 also an active member of the Ensemble Mirage who recently has 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. She is dedicated teacher who is sharing the newest methods with a great enthusiasm while helping young violists to achieve their aspirations in music performance.
Ugne has performed at the International Menuhin Competition of 2016 semi-finals 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. She 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 many more. She has recently appeared as guest conductor and the 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.