Karolina Pancernaite is a 28-year-old pianist from Lithuania. She started playing piano at the age of six and her soloist debut came at the age of 10, with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and several subsequent performances with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra.
She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Prof. Christopher Elton. She was accepted with an entrance scholarship and received the Maud Hornsby Award for her excellent first-year attainment, before graduating with a 1st Class Honors degree in 2017.
Karolina then moved to Glasgow, Scotland, to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Prof. Aaron Shorr and Petras Geniušas, where she was awarded the full ABRSM scholarship. Whilst at the RCS, she won the Tony and Tania Webster Prize and received 3rd Prize in the Bamber Galloway recital competition.
She has given solo recitals in various festivals and concert halls throughout Europe including Steinway Hall in London, Kaunas Philharmonic Hall, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.
In 2019, Karolina was selected to join the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) for 2019/20/21.
As an orchestral pianist she performed with conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Vasily Petrenko and Marin Alsop.
As of May 2023, she is joining the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Karolina is an avid chamber musician as well. She is the pianist of the Cordelia Piano Trio with which she performed two recitals in the “Souvenir” concert series in the Brahms Saal, Musikverein this year and became the winners of the Café Bauhaus Award from the European Union Youth Orchestra.
She is also collaborating with the Chaos String Quartet.
For all her musical achievements, Karolina received a commendation from the President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus. She is also a featured artist of Talent Unlimited, London.
Currently Karolina is finishing her Master’s in Chamber Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Stefan Mendl.