Head of the Institution

Deividas StaponkusEducation and training:

1996 – 2000, Faculty of Musicology, Piano and Vocal Performance, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Vocal Performance.
2001 – 2002, Faculty of Musicology, Piano and Vocal Performance, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. M.A. in Vocal Performance.
2001 – 2002, Doctoral Department, Art Postgraduate Course, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Qualification degree of Art Licensee.
2003 – 2004, soloist – probationer in Opera studio at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Vocal performance teacher – professor Virgilijus Noreika).
2005. Administration and Management traineeship, EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme Co-ordination Support Foundation, Bregenzer Festspiele Gmbh, Austria.

Career:

2010-2012, Vice – minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
2010-2012 member of Culture and Art Award Commission of Government; member of Art Council at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; member of Art Council at Lithuanian National Philharmonic; member of Art Council at Lithuanian National Drama Theatre; member of Art Council at Kaunas State Musical Theatre; member of Art Council at Klaipėda State Musical Theatre
2009 – 2010, member of Lithuanian National Culture and Arts Council.
2005- on professor, Vocal Performance Department, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
2004 – 2010, employee of the administration, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
2003 – 2010, employee of the administration, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
2002 – 2004, assistant, Department of Vocal Performance, Faculty of Musicology, Piano and Vocal Performance, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Awards:

2016, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė
2015, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė
2014, awarded with Medal and Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis and Director of Lithuanian Folk Centre Saulius Liausa
2014, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Svetlana A. Kondratjeva Minister of Culture of the Kaliningrad region (Russian Federation)
2014, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė
2012, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s Minister of Culture Arūnas Gelūnas
2011, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė for international achievements.
2011, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation of Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan for participation in the I World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.
2010, laureate (II place) of International singers competition in Italy.
2007, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s President Valdas Adamkus for international achievements.
2007, interpretation Prize at International Opera Competition in Germany.
2006, laureate (I place) of International singers competition in Finland.
2004, awarded with Certificate of Appreciation signed by Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas for work in music field in 2003.
2003, laureate of Stasys Baras competition, USA.