"Maestra Dudaite possesses
technical mastery and, above all, a Great Musical Heart."
Pacho Flores, Deutsche Grammophone and Stomvi Artist
DUDAITE is also an active chamber music performer. Her Piano Trio GIL has played across Europe, including a performance with the acclaimed Borodin String Quartet. She has accompanied many world-class soloists, including Pacho Flores and Sergei Nakariakov, and most recently appeared at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
DUDAITE is the winner of many international piano competitions, including International Young Accompanist Competition in Vilnius 2010 (1st Prize), and Concorso di Interpretazione musicale di Genova 2007 and 2008 in Italy (Grand Prix). She was the finalist of the Yamaha Foundation Scholarship Competition 2014 and Grachtenconcours Amsterdam 2015. She is a recipient of multiple national and merit recognition awards by Lithuanian presidents Valdas Adamkus and Dalia Grybauskaite.
DUDAITE has currently pursued Master’s degree with Prof. Kalle Randalu at the Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe, Germany. Additionally, she participated in Master Classes with Menahem Pressler, Paul Badura-Skoda, Marianna Shirinyan, Peter Donohoe, Alexander Melnikov, Valentina Berman and Till Fellner. She has worked with several conductors, including Hobart Earle (Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra), Arjan Tien (Maastricht Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra), and Alexandros Kavvadas (Maastricht Chamber Orchestra).
The highlights of the 2020/21 season include her tour across her native Lithuania with the original program “Amelie meets Chopin”. Her debut album “Tiersen meets Chopin” released October 4, 2019 with ARS Produktion, has been nominated for the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK 2020 awards in the categories "Newcomer of the Year" and "Best Solo Recording".
Ieva has a marked gift for languages. She speaks a total of eight languages fluently, including music.
IEVA DUDAITE is one of the most promising Lithuanian pianists of her generation, with a lengthy record of concerts across the globe, including some of the world’s most prestigious venues, such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, DeSingel Antwerp, and performances in Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Mexico, China, the UK, and Spain. She played at some of the most renowned music festivals, including Grenoble Music Festival 2008, Trieste Music Festival 2010, Aurora Chamber Music Festival Sweden 2015, and Oxford Piano Festival 2016. Dudaite’s concerts have been broadcast by Lithuanian, Russian, and Dutch Radio and Television.