Kremerata Baltica Members
Dainius Puodžiukas was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Lithuanian Music Academy, he moved to the United States of America, where he successfully finished studies at Boston University College of Fine Arts (Massachusetts) and Longy School of Music (Cambridge, Massachusetts) in 2005.
Additional training includes master classes with D. Mazurkevich, Y. Mazurkevich, V. Spivakov, P. Zazofsky, and others. D. Puodžiukas is a laureate of many Lithuanian and international competitions, including “Young Virtuosos 2001” competition in New York, which gave him an opportunity to play solo at the famous Carnegie Hall.
Puodziukas has attended many various classical music festivals, as a soloist performed with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, and other Lithuanian chamber and symphony orchestras. He also was a Strings department head at the National M. K. Ciurlionis Art School in Lithuania (2008-2014), played in string quartet “Chordos” (2009-2013), was a soloists – concertmaster at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestra (2006-2009).
Together with his brother pianist Aidas Puodziukas, Dainius performed during the meeting of Presidents of the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 2000, also at the concert in Boston (2003) dedicated to honor Nobel Prize laureates.
Besides his active career as a violinist, Dainius is constantly invited to teach master classes, participate as a jury member in competitions. Currently, he is also a teacher at Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.
He joined Kremerata Baltica in 2013.