Doctor of Arts, Professor Robertas BEINARIS
Robertas Beinaris graduated from J. Naujalis Music Gymnasium in Kaunas (teacher V. Masteika), completed post-graduate studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (associate Prof. R. Staškus); earned the degree of the Licentiate of Arts. In 2002–2003, he honed his skills at the Lyon National Music Conservatoire (Prof. J.L. Capezzali and J. Guichard). In 2013, Beinaris embarked on the Doctoral Studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Prof. A. Vizgirda and Prof. A. Žiūraitytė), which he completed obtaining PhD in Music degree in 2014. The oboist teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius J. Tallat-Kelpša Conservatoire and B. Dvarionas Music School, is a member of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society’s Musica Humana Chamber Ensemble and has served as its Artistic Director since December 2018.
Beinaris organises the Championship of Lithuanian Oboists, the Liutauras Vėbra International Oboe Competition, the International Chamber Ensemble Competition Musical Watercolour, J. Pakalnis International Competition of Wind and Percussion Instruments, and the International Festival for Oboe Players of which he is an artistic director. In 2007, he formed the Lithuanian Oboe Quartet and served as its artistic director. In 2010, the Quartet grew into a Quintet. In 2009, Beinaris was voted the best soloist at the Lithuanian Championship for Wind Bands. He is a 2nd prize winner at J. Pakalnis International Competition of Wind and Percussion Instruments and holds a diploma from the International Oboe Competition in Poland. In 2001, he won 1st prize at J. Andrejs International Woodwind Competition in Riga.
As a soloist the oboist appeared with Tuscan SO, Innsbruck SO, Lvov Philharmonic SO, the Lithuanian National SO, the Lithuanian State SO, the LAMT SO, the International Youth SO Operetta in Kaunas Castle and B. Dvarionas Music School student symphony orchestra, as well as the Lithuanian, Klaipėda, St. Christopher, Šiauliai and Kiev Soloists chamber orchestras, Hundisburg SummerMusicAcademy Orchestra, Vilnius University Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Camerata Klaipėda and Accademia Baltica, the Lithuanian Armed Forces Band, the Lithuanian State Wind Instrument Orchestra Trimitas, and Palanga Wind Orchestra. He has collaborated with Čiurlionis Quartet, Kaunas String Quartet and Banchetto musicale.
As a soloist and a member of various chamber ensembles, he has given concerts in the USA, Sweden, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Germany, Russia, Belarus, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine; participated in many Lithuanian and foreign chamber music festivals. Beinaris often performs music by Lithuanian composers also being its first performer. He can be heard on more than ten CDs, including two personal: Mosaic of Lithuanian Music and Oboe Ornaments.
Since 2011, Beinaris has served as the head of the Wind and Percussion Department at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, where in 2017 he was honoured with the professorship. In 2014, Buffet Group, manufacturer of wind instruments (France), included him in the list of the most notable oboists. In 2015, the Lithuanian Musicians’ Union awarded Beinaris with the Gold Disc Award.