Violinist, educator, and producer Barbora Valiukevičiūtė is praised internationally for her energetic charismatic stage appearance, captivating interpretations, and magical sonorous tone. Barbora founded the summer chamber music festival Kacergines Serenados. In addition, Barbora is the creator of the online Music Academy for Young Professionals (MAFYP). In 2021 she became a cultural ambassador for the Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022.
She collaborated with famous conductors and critically acclaimed musicians such as Kurt Masur, Vladimir Jurowski, Philippe Entremont, Julian Rachlin, Ieva Jokubavičiūtė, Leon Livshin, Anastasia Avdejeva, Raul Rodriguez, and others.
She has performed at world-renowned venues such as Metropolitan Museum
Concert Hall, Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, Staller Center for the Arts in the US, Auditorium al Duomo in Italy, Fukuoka Across Hall in Japan, and the National Philharmonic of Lithuania.
Barbora is the founder of the Baltic duet. Ensemble repertoire focuses on performing and promoting Baltic sea region music.
In 2020 she started curating an annual summer festival in the area of her hometown, called “Kačerginės Serenados” (The serenades of Kacergine). The festival gathers local and international artists for open-air events in a serene landscape of Kacergine, located near Kaunas.
Barbora became an ambassador for the European Capital of Culture 2022 project in Kaunas for her artistic work.
Barbora has gained recognition as a prospective teacher, and she has a growing class of her students. She has taught at the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Palestine and The Merit School of Music in Chicago. As a guest artist, she regularly teaches masterclasses at Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni in Italy and the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka.
Barbora is the founding member of the Music Academy for Young Professionals (MAFYP).The project pioneers online masterclasses of world-renowned teachers for classical and contemporary music.
Ms. Valiukeviciute was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, into a family of art aesthetes. After studying violin at Juozas Naujalis Music, she pursued her music education in Italy under Pavel Vernikov. Later on, she moved to the USA and continued violin performance studies with renowned violinists such as Grigory Kalinovsky at Manhattan School of Music, Philip Setzer at Stony Brook University, and Ilya Kaler DePaul University.