Accompanist | Indrė Baikštytė
I always knew that my life would be connected with something special, and music is magic. When people ask the question “What else can you do besides sing?” I can do everything, but it's just a habit and everyday life, but to feel yourself in your place, to be truly happy is to be on stage, to see this spark in the eyes of the audience, which tells you that you are in the right place! Of course, there is no limit to improvement, so I am always interested in learning new things. My path to music started at a music school, I was 9 years old and wanted to play the violin, I remember my parents and I lived in the countryside, and we had our own garden, I would find wooden sticks there, sharpen them all year round and played the violin in this way. Thanking my mother for not ignoring my childhood desire, I started studying at a music school with the beautiful teacher Tetyana Polyanchuk (Nadvirna), I entered the music school (violin class), for me Serhii Kreschensky was the best teacher, not only a professional, but also a very good person. In the 3rd year of the school, I realized that the violin is of course very cool, but I got bored, because with your voice you can show and convey more emotions to people, I thought. That's how I started doing vocals and half of the success here is finding not just a good teacher, but also a friend, a person you can trust completely. The first three attempts were unfortunately unsuccessful, but thank God, I found him, truly "my teacher" (Ivan Slobodyan) and the result was visible with each lesson. I worked with him privately. In 2016 I graduated from the Denys Sichynsky’s music college with a speciality “Orchestral string instruments, Violin” in Ivano-Frankivsk; In 2017 I worked as a soloist in the Hutsul National Academic Song and Dance Ensamble "Gutsuliya". In 2018, I got the laureate’s diploma of first degree at the IX International vocal competition “The Song Calls Friends” in Chernivtsy. In 2019 I passed the casting and was selected for an internship group at the Lviv National Opera. In connection with the war in my Ukraine, I had to look for professional support, and I simply wrote to Anna Samuil, knowing that she is not only an opera star, but also an excellent teacher. In 2020 I completed the full course at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University with a speciality “Music art”. Professional qualification: “Vocal artist”. In 2022 I became a student at the Hochschule für Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin.