Kremerata Baltica Members
Agata Laima Daraškaitė
Agata was born in Poland and at the age of 5 moved to Lithuania where she started playing the violin at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts. While studying in Lithuania, Agata made her solo debut with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the age of 11 and won prizes in ten Youth Competitions across Europe. She has performed with all the major Lithuanian Orchestras, including the State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.
At the age of 14 Agata moved to England to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with prof. Natalya Boyarsky. Since then she has been performing solo and chamber music regularly across the UK (Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall). During her studies at the Royal College of Music Agata performed solo at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Vladimir Jurowski conducting as part of the LPO’s “Between two worlds: Alfred Schnittke” and won the RCM Concerto Competition, which led to a performance of Berg’s violin concerto with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner conducting. While studying she had the privilege of leading the YMS and RCM orchestras under such conductors as B. Haitink, M. Rostropovich and R. Norrington.
Agata is a keen chamber musician and takes an active interest in historical performance. This has led to creating the Consone Quartet, a group exploring the classical and early romantic chamber music repertoire on period instruments. Agata is a Keshet Eilon alumna and has participated at the Chamber Music Connects the World festival, where she performed chamber music with A. Weithaas, S. Isserlis and C. Tetzlaff.
In July 2014 she completed her Masters Degree at the RCM with Distinction and two special prizes – the Jacqueline Ward Memorial Prize and the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl for outstanding studentship which she received from HRH Prince Charles in 2015.
Agata is a member of Kremerata Baltica since 2014.