Morta GrigaliŪnaitĖ


Nothing scares the brilliant Morta Grigaliūnaitė

Nicolas Derny | Diapason magazine

With performances broadcast live in 40 countries through the classical music channel Mezzo, Lithuanian pianist Morta Grigaliūnaitė has established herself as an active soloist and chamber musician. Since the release of her debut album in 2019, she continues to receive outstanding reviews for her interpretation of piano works by Grażyna Bacewicz. Described by critics as “powerful and dramatic”, her recordings have been featured on BBC Radio 3, as well as received 5-star reviews from Fanfare and Diapason magazines.
Morta first came to public attention in 2005, when she performed at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius at Mstislav Rostropovich’s invitation. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the National Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, St. Christopher’s Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Georgian State Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra. Morta has performed with such distinguished artists as the renowned violin pedagogue Zakhar Bron, former solo oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic Hansjörg Schellenberger and Valentin Erben, a founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet. She has given concerts in various venues including Berliner Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St. John’s Smith Square, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, National Gallery in London, Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander, Batumi Centre of Arts in Georgia, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall in Baku and others. Morta currently holds a teaching position at The Purcell School of Music, Great Britain’s oldest specialist music school.

Morta Grigaliūnaitė plays with a broad range of color and articulation and with a compelling depth of emotional engagement
Myron Silberstein | Fanfare Magazine

Born in 1991, Morta started playing the piano at the age of eight at Pasvalys Music School, where her first teacher was Lolita Trepekūnienė. After having met the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who encouraged her to pursue a career in music, she moved to Vilnius to study at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts with Jūratė Karosaitė. In 2008, Morta entered the Purcell School of Music in the United Kingdom, where she held a scholarship under the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme and studied piano with William Fong. Two years later, she was awarded a full scholarship to study with Hamish Milne at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After having graduated with a First Class degree, Morta continued her education with Claudio Martinez Mehner at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and Dmitri Bashkirov at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.

Morta has been awarded the Mstislav Rostropovich Help and Support Foundation, Michel Sogny Foundation “SOS Talents”, Fundación Albéniz and Yamaha Pianos scholarships. She has won numerous prizes and awards such as 2nd prize in Karlrobert-Kreiten-Klavierwettbewerb, Sterndale Bennett Prize for the best Romantic music recital, 1st prize at the International EPTA Piano Competition in Belgium, 1st prize at the International Sigulda Music Competition in Latvia, Harry Isaacs Piano Trio Prize, Douglas Cameron Chamber Music Prize, special prize for the most artistic performance at the International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano Competition in Lithuania, as well as Dorothy Bryant, Frances Earle, Sydney Kenneth Brindle and Jean Ginsburg awards for outstanding studentship at the Royal Academy of Music in London.



Morta Grigaliunaite is an excellent performer…powerful and dramatic.

An outstanding album, highly recommended.

Art Music Lounge

Played with conviction and drama.


Gapplegate Music Reviews

Nothing scares the brilliant Morta Grigaliūnaitė.



An inspired pianist.


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February 5th 2024

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Grande Auditório

Lisbon, Portugal

Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Ana Beatriz Manzanilla (violin)
Jeremy Lake (cello)
Iva Barbosa (clarinet)


February 12th 2024

Concertos Antena 2

Museu do Oriente

Lisbon, Portugal

Solo piano works by Bach-Busoni, Grieg, Rautavaara,
Schumann-Liszt, Beethoven


February 21st 2024

Lithuanian National Philharmonic

Vilnius, Lithuania

Haydn Concerto for violin, keyboard and strings No. 6 in F major, Hob. XVIII:6

Rūta Lipinaitytė (violin)
Pietro Borgonovo (conductor)
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra


March 27th 2024

Klaipėda Concert Hall

Klaipėda, Lithuania

Solo piano works by Bach-Busoni, Grieg, Rautavaara
Schumann-Liszt, Beethoven


January 12th  2023


Lisbon, Portugal

Brahms Sonata for violin and piano No.2 in A major Op.100

Brahms Intermezzo in A minor, Intermezzo in A major Op.118

Brahms Sonata for viola and piano in E flat major Op.120 No.2

with Ana Beatriz Manzanilla (violin) and Pedro Saglimbeni Muñoz (viola)


February 18th 2023

Museu da Música Portuguesa

Estoril, Portugal

Rubinstein Melody Op.3 No.1
Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No. 1
Rubinstein Piano Trio No.1 in F major

with soloists of Orquestra Cascais e Oeiras

February 25th 2023

Palácio Marquês de Pombal

Oeiras, Portugal

Rubinstein Melody Op.3 No.1
Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No. 1
Rubinstein Piano Trio No.1 in F major

with soloists of Orquestra Cascais e Oeiras

March 13th 2023

Grande Auditório Gulbenkian

Lisbon, Portugal

Beethoven Piano Trio Op.1 No.3
Schönberg arr.Webern  Kammersymphonie

Ana Beatriz Manzanilla (violin) Maria José Laginha (violin)    Jeremy Lake (cello)                                   Iva Barbosa (clarinet)


March 29th 2023

Palace of the Grand Dukes

Vilnius, Lithuania

César Franck Sonata in A major

Paulius Gefenas (flute)

April 1st  2023

National Lithuanian Philharmonic Hall

Vilnius, Lithuania

Poulenc   Concerto for two pianos in D minor FP 61

Kristina Annamukhamedova (piano)

Robertas Šervenikas (conductor)

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra

June 1st-4th  2023

Online Event

Jury member at Elite Musicians International Competition

Category A – Professional Piano 

July 7th 2023

Teatro Narciso Ferreira

Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

Strauss Sonata for violin and piano
António Fragoso Suite romantique
Ysaye Caprice d’après l’Etude en forme de Valse

with André Reis (violin)

July 9th  2023

Quinta do Casal Branco

Almeirim, Portugal

Bach-Busoni Chaconne
Grieg Lyric Pieces Op. 71 (selection)
Rautavaara Sonata No.2
Schumann-Liszt Frühlingsnacht
Beethoven Sonata Op. 27 No.2

July 17th 2023

Nida Lutheran Church

Nida, Lithuania

Pieces for flute and piano by Kutavičius, Bartulis, Martinaitis, Narbutaitė, Urbaitis  

with Paulius Gefenas (flute)

September 23rd 2023



Piano trios by Édouard Lalo and Gabriel Fauré

with Soloists of OCCO

October 1st 2023



Piano trios by Édouard Lalo and Gabriel Fauré

with Soloists of OCCO

October 21st 2023

Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite

Almada, Portugal

Mahler Piano Quartet
Schubert The Trout Quintet


Anna Beatriz Manzanilla (violin)
Pedro Saglimbeni Muñoz (viola)
Jeremy Lake (cello)
Marine Triolet (double bass)


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