Introducing Lukas Gedvilas in our new series of “meet the students”
Meet Lukas Gedvilas!
Once a hobby pianist from Kaunas playing different instruments in the local music school – today studying piano professionally at the Academy of Music in Vilnius, Lithuania.
It wasn’t set in stone that Lukas would one day study piano professionally – actually he thought he was going to be a lawyer “or something”. He was enrolled in the local music school of Kaunas and although playing several instruments, it was only as a hobby.
One day he got the chance to take part in Balys Dvarionas Competition in Vilnius – and then he actually won! Shortly after he was contacted by the prestigious M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art and then went on having two lessons a month there. Lukas’ parents drove him the 1.5hour from Kaunas to Vilnius for him the get the lessons, even though they had never spoken about his piano-playing as more than a hobby. After some time he got the chance to collect all of his studies there, which would become his first real encounter with what it would mean to study piano for real.
After 4 years he passed his final exam and thus ready for the entrance exam at the Academy of Music in Vilnius, Lithuania. As a part of this preparation he took a masterclass with Veronika Vitaite in April 2015, and this is when Pianoglobe met him for the first time
He passed the entrance exam and has studied with Aleksandra Zvirblyte since September 2015 leaving him 20 years of age and at the 2nd year of his Bachelor at the moment.
Pianoglobe is looking forward to follow this young pianist throughout his studies. We are happy to be able to share what it means to be a piano student in the 21st Century. To look at what the challenges, daily practices, thoughts and conventions of the student of today are – and how the piano dream unfolds.