Violin : Cello : Guitar : Piano : Voice : Sax : Recorder

Gabrielle Samolyte

Piano & Cello Instructor, Lydian Studio

290 Arbour Wood Close N.W
Calgary, Alberta
Canada

(403) 208-9196
gabriellecello@yahoo.com

Gabriellle Bio

Gabrielle has a passion for the cello and for education, earning Masters in both Performance (Violoncello Emphasis) and Music in Pedagogy. She has studied in various Master Classes including ones hosted by:Chia Chou (Austria 2013, chamber music), Urszula Marciniec-Mazur (Poland 2012, solo), Gunta Sproge (Latvia 2011-2012, chamber music), Yvan Chiffoleau (France 2009, solo), and Arunas Palsauskas (“Amber Site” Lithuania 2003-2009, solo). Gabrielle also has extensive experience performing using a wide range of styles including play-acting, play-singing, rock, and pop music.

With over five years of teaching experience, Gabrielle is adept at coaxing out the best in her students. She has worked with students of many age levels and also assisted with one of the Master Classes which she attended. Gabriell is honored to have received the following awards: III International Chamber Music Competition “Musical Watercolor”, 2nd place, Lithuania (2012), IV International Chamber Music and Concertmaster Competition, 2nd place, Lithuania (2012) and XI Lithuanian Composers Chamber Music Competition, 2nd place, Lithuania (2011)

Having performed with different ensembles and orchestras in Sweden, Poland, Holland, Germany, France, Gabrielle brings European experience and cultural flair to her studies and her students.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Music in Performance, Violoncello Emphasis, Lithuanian Music and Theatre
  • Academy, Lithuania (2013)
  • Master of Music in Pedagogy, Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, Lithuania (2013)
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance, Violoncello Emphasis, Lithuanian Music and Theatre
  • Academy, Lithuania (2011)

MASTER CLASSES

  • Chia Chou, Austria (2013), chamber music
  • Urszula Marciniec-Mazur, Poland (2012), solo
  • Gunta Sproge, Latvia (2011-2012), chamber music
  • Yvan Chiffoleau, France (2009), solo
  • Arunas Palsauskas, “Amber Site”, Lithuania (2003-2009), solo

PERFORMANCE

Orchestral

  • “New Baltic Dance”, Dance Opera “No Ai Di”, Lithuania (2011)
  • NOA(New Opera Action), Lithuania (2009-2012)
  • “Vilnius- Europos kulturos sostine 2009” (“Vilnius- cultural capital of Europe 2009”), Music
  • Laboratory “Process”, Lithuania (2009)
  • “Merkine 2008” National Youth Orchestra, Lithuania (2008)
  • “Art Baltica-Panevezys 2007” National Youth Orchestra, Lithuania (2007)
  • “Poniatowa 2004” International Youth Orchestra, Poland (2004)
  • “Svajone 2003” International Youth Orchestra, Lithuania (2003)

Freelance

Experience using a wide range of styles including playing-acting, playing-singing, rock, and pop music. Many concerts with different ensembles and orchestras in Europe: Sweden, Poland, Holland, Germany, France.

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • West Side Story, France (Paris), (2012)
  • Klaipeda Music Theatre, Orchestra player, Lithuania (2006-2007)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Cello teacher, M. K. Ciurlionis gymnasium of arts, Lithuania (2011-2013)
  • Private lessons with different age and level pupils (2009-Present)
  • Assistant in Masterclass “Amber Sit”, (2009-2010)

AWARDS

  • III International Chamber Music Competition “Musical Watercolor”, 2nd place, Lithuania (2012)
  • IV International Chamber Music and Concertmaster Competition, 2nd place, Lithuania (2012)
  • XI Lithuanian Composers Chamber Music Competition, 2nd place, Lithuania (2011)