Ignas Maknickas

Thursday, 6th June – 7.30pm
Crediton Parish Church
Refreshments available

Ignas Maknickas (pianoforte)

Works by Schumann, Vine, Bortkiewicz and Chopin

In July 2021 Ignas Maknickas received “The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence” as the highest-scoring graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. In 2023 Ignas became a prize-winner of Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions. He won First Prize in 2011 at the XIX Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Youth in Szafarnia, and again in 2014 at the XX Piano Competition “Young Virtuoso” in Zagreb. In 2021 he was awarded Third Prize at the Aarhus Piano Competition and in 2021 he was a semi-finalist of the Vendome Prize.

Born in California in 1998, Ignas was raised in Lithuania. In 2017, graduating from the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art in Vilnius, he was honoured by the President of Lithuania. He studied for the BMus and MA degrees at the Royal Academy of Music under Professor Joanna MacGregor. He has performed concertos with major British and European orchestras including the Aarhus Symphony, Alicante Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lithuanian State Symphony, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. As a soloist he has appeared at Steinway Hall in London, Wigmore Hall, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Charlottenborg Festival Hall in Copenhagen, Ed Landreth Hall in Fort Worth, Lithuanian National Philharmonic in Vilnius and Kinross House in Scotland.