Praised for his “liquidity of sound” and “devilish performances”, Lithuanian pianist Rokas Valuntonis has drawn admiration for his imaginative interpretations and striking virtuosity.
A laureate of more than 20 international competitions, Valuntonis won 1st Prize at the 2018 Campillos International Piano Competition (Spain) and previous victories include both the 2013 International Music Competition “Societa Umanitaria” (Italy) and the 2010 Nordic Piano Competition (Sweden).
Valuntonis has performed all over Europe, including Denmark, Finland, France, and Portugal, in venues such as Milton Court (Barbican Centre), La Sala Verdi, The Wallace Collection, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, and La Sala Casella Accademia Filarmonica Romana. He has also performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lund Symphony Orchestra, St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and Panevėžys Chamber Orchestra.
The 2018/19 season sees Valutonis present solo recitals around Europe in venues such as Teatro Juan Bravo (Spain), Theater Kerkrade (Netherlands), Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Lithuania), and the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great (London).
Rokas joined the City Music Foundation Artist Programme in September 2017.