“… Dalia’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor was fully accomplished and unified, with an ambitious and especially warm sound … “
— (after the competition “Violin in Dresden”, “Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten”, Hartmut Schütz)
“…A stunning recording. A must listen!”
— newspaper “Wiener Zeitung” about the CD „Johanna Doderer: The Piano Trios“
“Although I have heard my Violin Partita a hundred times, I was fascinated when a couple of years ago I heard Dalia Dėdinskaitė. Mood, special charisma, persuasion. I fell in love and that love is still flaming.”
— Prof. Vytautas Barkauskas on his Partita for Violin solo.
“Dalia Dėdinskaitė-Pyšniak, who played the solo violin, sensibly revealed the musical character of the lyrical heroine. Her dialogues with the woodwinds were beautiful. She impressed with meaningful breathing of the music, enriched with expression, charged pause-breaths, beautiful lyricism of the French horns, a pointedly controlled wide dynamic scale and logical tempo development”
— after the performance of R. Strauss “A Hero’s Life” with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, online art magazine “7 MD”, Rita Aleknaitė- Bieliauskienė.
Lithuanian violinist Dalia Dėdinskaitė was born and started her musical path in Vilnius. Her musical talent was noticed by her first teacher Elena Lašaitė, later Dalia studied with prof. Jurgis Dvarionas. The most prominent footprints in her musical career has left the studies with Austrian violinist, professor Christian Altenburger at the Vienniese University of Music and chamber music lessons with professor Johannes Meissl. Since 2016 Dalia has settled in Lithuania whilst is regularly visiting Austria, where she was appointed as assistant to Prof. Christian Altenburger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. From 2016 Dalia was the 1st Concertmaster of the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra and in 2020 she became the Principal Concertmaster of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra.
For nearly eight years of her life in Vienna, Dalia has been intensely performing and promoting the name of Lithuania not only in Europe but also worldwide. In 2010, Dalia won the prestigious international violin competition in Germany “Violin in Dresden”, after which she was invited to perform the Violin Concerto by L. van Beethoven at the “Dresdner Musikfestspiele” . Violinist has performed at concerts in many European countries, the United States and New Zealand in halls like Vienna Musikverein, The Juilliard School Paul Hall in New York, Chicago Cultural Canter, Helsinki Musiikkitalo, Vatroslav Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, Odd Fellow Palæet Copenhagen, Lithuanian National Philharmony, Grand Salon des Invalides in Paris, Ironmongers Hall in London, Zurab Tsereteli Gallery in Moscow, and more, played solo with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, “Dresdner Kappelsolisten” orchestra and has collaborated with symphony orchestra Dresden Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music academy, Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, worked with conductors like Saulius Sondeckis, Juozas Domarkas, Georg Mark, Helmuth Branny, John Holloway.
Beside solo activities, the young violinist is an enthusiastic chamber music artist – Dalia has performed at many international chamber music festivals, such as “The 10th Annual Chamber Fest” in New York, “Schwäbischer Frühling” in Germany, “The International Holland Music Sessions, “Loisiarte”, “Attergauer Kultursommer”, “Festival St. Gallen” and“ International Rattenberg Festival ” in Austria, “Grieg in Bergen” and “International Bergen Festival” in Norway, “Nafplion Festival” in Greece, “Fundación Monteleon” in Spain, etc., where she shared the scene with musicians like Christian Altenburger, Franz Bartolomey, Patrick Demenga, Ole Christian Haagenrud, Cornelia Hermann, Reinhard Latzko, Christoph Schiller, Thomas Selditz, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Quirine Viersen.
Contemporary music and collaboration with contemporary composers plays a very important role in the violinist’s life. In 2014 she performed début recitals together with the cellist Gleb Pyšniak the world Lithuanian première of “Duettissimo” by Vytautas Barkauskas at the Musikverein Hall in Vienna.The composer dedicated the work to the duo of Dalia and Gleb. In the same year together with Villos Trio, Austrian publishing company “Capriccio” ordered, Dalia to record, Austrian contemporary composer Johanna Doderer a piano trio compact disc published in Viena and presented at the Austrian National Biotechnology Library filming on the ORF (Austrian National Television). “…A stunning record. Necessary to listen. “- Wiener Zeitung about the début CD of the Villa Trio plate. (10/14/2014)
Starting in 2015, Dalia, along with cellist Gleb Pyšniak, took the lead in various projects useful for Lithuanian musical and cultural life – National Forum “Ars Lituanica”, Youth Education Project “Artistico”, whose main purpose is to support Lithuanian young talents of classical music. An especially successful project of Lithuanian music initiated by Dalia and Gleb “Window to Lithuania” it’s a compact disc with more than a hundred years of Lithuanian music history collection of jewels. The compact presented to listeners in more than a dozen European countries and the US, this way it commemorates the 25th anniversary of independence restoration of the Republic of Lithuania.
The concert filmed and recorded by LRT in Vilnius. Not less attention received from “Aerograma” another compact disc project of the Litvak composers’ music, featuring composers such as A. Copland and G. Gershwin. B. Goodman, J… works of Achron, L. Godovsky. During compact presentations in Europe and US Litvak culture represented as part of Lithuanian culture. Concert in Vilnius recorded by LRT.
Dalia is the winner of many international and national competitions: “Violine in Dresden 2010” in Germany, “International IV Alexander Glazunov” in Paris, Balio Dvariono Pianists and Strings, Raimundas Katilius IV Lithuanian young performers, International 6th Stasys Vainiūnas chamber ensemblies and others. In the year 2012 during the festival-masterclass “ISA Prague-Vienna- Budapest” together with cellist Gleb Pyšniak, was awarder “Kodály Award” for Outstanding Zoltán Kodály Duo op.7 for violin and cello performance.
Dalia attended master classes with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ivry Gitlis, Natalia Gutman, Maria Kliegel, Tuls Mørk, Miklós Perényi, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Richard Stoltzman and other. For her invaluable music and life lessons and overall support, Dalia is grateful to Mr. Ernst Haupt-Stummer.