Classical pianist from Lithuania. Graduate of Royal Academy of Music based in London and Glasgow.
Prize winner of twelve International Piano Competitions by the age of eighteen – Karolina Pancernaite was born in 1995 in Kaunas, Lithuania. She started playing the piano at the age of six with Svetlana Trifonkova and graduated from the J. Naujalis Music School where she studied with R.Šerksnyte and B.Kumpikienė. Karolina is now 4th year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Christopher Elton. She has been accepted with a granted scholarship and received the Maud Hornsby Award. Eight-years old Karolina began to succeed and become a prize winner in the following International Competitions : ‘‘Amadeus‘‘ Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Klaviermusik Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), Gradus ad Parnassum Competition in Kaunas (Lithuania), Sigulda Piano Competition (Latvia), Bach Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), A.Dvarionaite Competition (Lithuania), and in the S.Moniuszko festival – competition in Vilnius. Overall she became a laureate in twelve competitions. Karolina is an avid performer of chamber music, participating in chamber competitions - her trio became 1st prize winners in the International Chamber Music Competition ‘‘Musical Aquarele“ and received 2nd prize in the International ‘‘Spring Sonata‘‘ Competition in Vilnius. In her first year of studying in Royal Academy of Music she gave a chamber music recital in the Festival „Trois jours en mai'' in France with two other distinguished musicians from the Academy, also recital of Shostakovich Piano Trios in Royal Academy of Music. She has been annually selected for Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden. Karolina participated in festivals such as ‘‘Kaunas‘‘ festival, E.Grieg and M.K. Čiurlionis festival in Kaunas (Lithuania), S.Moniuszko festival in Vilnius, ,,Sugrįžimai 2016” ( The Returns) in Vilnius with her chamber music colleagues from Luxembourg, Aurora Chamber Music in Sweden, ‘‘Classical Summer‘‘ in Lisbon, Portugal. Also has performed in Brno Philharmonic Hall (Czech Republic) with Brno Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 10-years-old and several performances with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Kaunas Philharmonic Hall (Lithuania). She was also recently invited to give a solo recital in Steinway Hall, London. For all her musical achievements in International Competitions Karolina received a commendation from the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus. She is regularly participating in masterclasses with Professors such as - Petras Geniušas, Graham Scott, Veronika Vitaitė, Stanislav Pochekin, Peter Donohoe, Fali Pavri, Valentina Berman, Michael Dussek, Yevgeny Sudbin, Nikita Fitenko, Lilya Zilberstein, Orit Wolf, Diana Ketler, Pavel Nersessian, Ian Fountain, Pascal Devoyon. Giving concerts is very important to Karolina, she has performed in Lithuania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Latvia, France, United Kingdom, her most recent performances being in Farley Music Festival and in the 4th Aegean Arts Festival in Crete, Greece.
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