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Duo "Tutto a Dio"

Greta Staponkutė (viola) and Augustinas Rakauskas (accordion).

Duo "Tutto a Dio"
Duo "Tutto a Dio"

Time & Location

21 Jul 2024, 12:45 IST

St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland

About the Event

“Tutto a Dio” – it is a duet of two exceptional Lithuanian musicians: Greta Staponkutė (viola) and Augustinas Rakauskas (accordion). The duet is appreciated for their exquisite performances colored by professional and creative musicality. “Tutto a Dio” won the first prize at the prestigious “Trophée Mondial - 2017” in France. In addition to this, the duo is the 1st prize winner of the most prominent international competitions as “Coupe Mondiale – 2018” (Lithuania), “Premio Internazionale di Castelfidardo 2017” (Italy), Grand Prix „Sion-2014” (Switzerland). “Tutto a Dio” performances enchanted the audience in California, Maine, Colorado, Florida, Denver, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts (USA), Switzerland, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, etc. The duo is invited to participate in various international events in Europe and North America, as well as in Lithuanian embassies abroad. Both duet members have set up their international careers individually.

Augustinas Rakauskas became a vice champion of the “Trophée Mondial” in Victoria B.C., Canada in 2018, the 3rd Prize winner of the “Coupe Mondiale” in Lithuania as well as the 1st Prize winner of the Kiefer Hablizel | Göhner Foundation Music Competition in Switzerland in two consecutive years. Over the recent years he has performed a lot in Europe, USA, Canada, China, featuring in major music festivals.

After finishing her internship in Lausanne Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland) Greta Staponkutė-Rakau has been touring with the prestigious chamber orchestras such as Kremerata Baltica and Lausanne Soloists. As the first solo viola of this orchestras, she has performed with major conductors and soloists such as Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Chick Corea, Renaud Capuçon, Mirga GražinytėTyla, etc. Curiosity and constant aspiration for improvement are another prominent features of the members of „Tutto a Dio”: Greta and Augustinas are the Master graduates at the Lausanne Academy of Music in Switzerland.

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