Asta Krištaponienė

Studied in Juozas Gruodis Music Conservatoire (V. Tamulis cello class), in 1999 earned her Master Degree from Kaunas Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music (Associate Professor R. Kulikauskas cello class). From 1997 she plays in the orchestra of Kaunas State Music Theater, where holds the position of the principal cellist from 2000. In 2005 she joined Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra. Asta Krištaponienė performed as a soloist with both orchestras and regularly plays concerts with different chamber ensembles. She took part in numerous festivals in Lithuania and other countries: International festival of chamber music „Summer of Druskininkai“ (2002), Laubach chamber music festivals (Germany, 2005 and 2006), Ferara festival (Italy, 2005, 2006), festival of arts „Chords of the Castle“ (2006), in 2007 won 2nd place in the VII International competition and festival of chamber music „Music without limits“. From 2008 A. Krištaponienė teaches in Kaunas A. Kačanauskas Music School.