Biography

Martynas Levickis is one of the brightest young musicians in Lithuania who is known for his diverse appearances in television projects as well as a professional music performer. Started music studies at eight when he entered the S. Sondeckis Music School in Šiauliai (in the class of M. Markevičienė). In 2004 he became the first accordion player in the country to have received the Queen Morta Prize (Lithuania), and in 2006 his achievements were recognized by the Šiauliai City Municipality who presented him with a new Pigini accordion. He has been participating in national and international music competitions and festivals since 2002. Martynas has received over 30 prizes and awards, the most prominent being: second place in the ATG Gala-Rini International Accordion Festival in 2010 (Santa Clara, California, USA) and first place at the World Accordion Competition “Coupe Mondiale” (Varaždin, Croatia) in 2010. In 2011–2012 he was selected to participate in the Park Lane Group Concert Series, and received a an award from the London Philharmonia Martin Musical Scholarship Foundation.

Martynas Levickis is a Bachelor graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, in the class of Prof. Owen Murray. During his studies in London the performer has also participated in various music projects, such as collaborating with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Birmingham City Symphony Orchestra. He has given solo recitals in the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival, H. Purcell, Queen Elizabeth, Kings Place concert halls and Tate Gallery. Martynas has participated in festivals such as London’s Spitalfieds, Canterbury’s SoundsNew, the International Bath Music Festival and others. He has also taken part in contemporary minimalist operas as well as productions of W. A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute and has cooperated with England’s National Ballet Company.

In 2012 he was appointed as a resident solo artist in Lithuanian Philharmonic and presented a project with National Čiurlionis String Quartet. This year Martynas is releasing a new album ‘Bohemian Rhapsodies’ with Decca Classics in London.