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Gleb Pyšniak, one of the most prominent cellists of his generation in the Baltic States. Born in 1987 in Vilnius, the young cellist as early as at the age of 14, made his debut as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (conductor Professor Saulius Sondeckis) on the stage of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society. And now, throughout his career, the artist has performed as a soloist and chamber music artist in many prestigious concert halls such as, among others, the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Vienna Musikverein, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Rome Quirinal Palace, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Helsinki Musiikkitalo, Casa da Musica of Porto, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert in Zagreb, Grand Salon des Invalides in Paris, Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Teatro Verdi in Pisa, the Great Guild of Riga City, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Paul Recital Hall of Julliard School in New York, Chicago Cultural Centre.

In 1998, Gleb Pyšniak entered the Balys Dvarionas Music School (Vilnius, Lithuania) where he studied in the cello class of teaching expert Tatjana Kuc. Gleb Pyšniak continued his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Professor Rimantas Armonas and here he obtained his bachelor’s degree. In 2015, the aspiring musician earned an MA cum laude from the Vienna Conservatory in the cello class of Professor Natalia Gutman and a BA cum laude from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the chamber music class of Johannes Meissl. During the studies Gleb Pyšniak was enriched by the master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ivry Gitlis, Heinrich Schiff, David Geringas, Tuls Mørk, Philippe Muller, Lluis Claret, Dmitri Ferschtman, Michael Flaksman, Johannes Goritzki, Maria Kliegel, Reinhard Latzko, Monika Leskovar, László Mezö, Miklós Perényi, Jérôme Pernoo, Jeroen Reuling, Gustav Rivinius, Silvija Sondeckienė and others.

Since 2019 Gleb Pyšniak joined the teaching team of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

As a soloist, cellist Gleb Pyšniak has performed together with, among others, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Georg Mark, Modestas Pitrenas), the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (conducted by prof. Saulius Sondeckis), the Symphony Orchestra of Porto (conducted by Alexandr Shelley), the Symphony Orchestra of Kaunas (conducted by Modestas Pitrenas), the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Andris Vecumnieks), the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Saulius Sondeckis and Martynas Stakionis), Sinfonietta Riga (conducted by Normunds Šne), St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra (conducted by prof. Donatas Katkus, Giedrė Šlekytė, Modestas Barkauskas), Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Andris Veismanis), Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Ars Lituanica. The artist has given solo and chamber music concerts in many European countries, China, and the USA.

Gleb Pyšniak is a prize-winner of many national and international competitions including the Karl Davydov IV International Cello Competition; the 1st prize as well as a special prize Accord case winner of the VI Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Poreč , the 1st prize as well as a special prize of the August Dombrovskis VI International Competition, the 1st prize in the competition of string instruments of all Lithuanian academies in 2008, Grand Prix in the competition organized by the society of Jews in Lithuania in 2008, Yamaha Award winner in 2010, and in addition to winning many others.

In 2005 Mr. Pyšniak was awarded a grant of the Monsignor Kazimieras Vasiliauskas Fund. In 2006, Gleb Pyšniak received an award by Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania for the glorification of the name of Lithuania, and in 2020, he was awarded by President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

At the International Holland Music Sessions 2009, Gleb Pyšniak was selected the New Master on Tour and was offered a chance to perform in the world’s most distinguished concert halls.

Among concert activities Mr. Pyšniak together with his wife violinist Dalia Dėdinskaitė, violin and cello duo known as "Duettissimo", is artistic director of Kintai Music Festival, Joseph Achron Music Festival and "Christmas in Vilnius" (“Kalėdinis Vilnius”) Festival.


CD "Piano trios by Johanna Doderer" (label: Capriccio/Naxos). Vilos Trio: Dalia Dedinskaite (violin), Gleb Pyšniak (cello), Ole Christian Haagenrud (piano). 2014 Vienna, Austria

CD "Window to Lithuania" - selected chamber music for violin, cello and piano. Dalia Dedinskaite (violin), Gleb Pyšniak (cello), Gintaras Januševičius (piano). 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania

CD “Aerogram” - From the Litvak Music Heritage. Dalia Dedinskaite (violin), Gleb Pyšniak (cello), Marius Šinkūnas (vibraphone), Robertas Lozinskis (piano). 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

Digital album “Exclusively Piazzolla” - music by Ástor Piazzolla (listen on Spotify). Dalia Dedinskaite (violin), Gleb Pyšniak (cello), Tadas Motiečius (accordion). 2021 Vilnius, Lithuania
To listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5XDMwLGLEp1z3zPqC0mntO?si=im7ESFY2Ql-_hzKKnXccZg

Double LP “LEGENDOS” - Lithuanian chamber music for cello and piano. Gleb Pyšniak (cello), Rokas Zubovas (piano). 2022 Vilnius, Lithuania
To listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4uL4GXcCrz1dTUjxroFLn4?si=7ej41V2PTqmW4F7a3mYyQw

Double LP “Duettissimo” - works for violin and cello. Dalia Dėdinskaitė (violin), Gleb Pyšniak (cello). 2022 Vilnius, Lithuania
To listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7EFso16yOFS1OmqLU8lBUS?si=1BseNwo4TCiq0pJPNH7PcA