Kremerata Baltica Members

Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė


Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė is a Lithuanian cellist. She is a laureate of several national competitions; attended master classes held by M. Rostropovich, D. Geringas, H. Beyerle, T. Grindenko, and others.

As a soloist G. Dirvanauskaitė has performed with many different chamber and symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Giedre Dirvanauskaite has premiered works of V. Kissine, G. Kancheli, A. Maskats, V. Poleva. She has attended many festivals like Lockenhaus (Austria), Gstaad, Basel (Switzerland), Beppu (Japan), Gohrisch (Germany), December Nights (Russia), and others. Her stage partners include artists like V. Afanassiev, M. Argerich, Y. Bashmet, M. Bekavac, S. Chen, V. Mendelssohn, L. Hagen, H. Holliger, M. Portal, A. Zlabys.

In recent years Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė has extensively toured with many different chamber music formations. Since 2009, she regularly performs and tours in a trio with violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. The latter trio’s released record “Kissine/Tchaikovsky: Piano trios” (ECM, 2011) won the prestigious German Critics Award as a recording of exceptional artistry, in addition to receiving praise from all over the world as one of the best recordings of P. Tchaikovsky’s works ever made. Other recordings with G. Dirvanauskaitė’s solo part include “Hymns and Prayers” – Silent Prayer by G. Kancheli (ECM, 2008), “Between the Waves” – Duo by V. Kissine (ECM, 2013) and 2 CD album released by the label ECM – a homage to a composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg – including his 10 Symphony for strings and String trio for which G. Dirvanauskaitė was nominated for the Gammy award 2015.

In January 2015 Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė toured together with Gidon Kremer and pianist Daniil Trifonov as a trio through USA. She remains to be the leader of violoncello group of the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra that she is a member since 1997. Dirvanauskaitė plays an instrument by Alexander Gaglianus, made in 1709.