The Conductor

The Artistic Director and Conductor Audronė Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė gained the specialty of choir conductor and teacher of choir disciplines at State Conservatoire (now Academy of Music and Theatre). Beside the studies at conservatoire she started working in Girls’ Choir Study „Liepaitės“, which developed into School of Choir Singing „Liepaitės“. At present she is the expert teacher, directs the Junior Choir of 4-5 forms, trains solfeggio, writes tutorial programs, prepares methodic materials, and arranges concerts of the choirs.

She has been heading the women’s choir Liepos since its inception in 1992. When selecting the repertoire for women‘s choir, A. Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė focuses on challenging pieces that encompass wide range of epochs, styles and characters. The major part of arrangements for women‘s and children choirs is adapted by the A. Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė herself.

A. Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė takes an active part in the Lithuania‘s musical life – runs seminars and gives open lessons to Lithuanian and foreign teachers. She has performed in several festivals and contests as conductor, organiser and jurywoman.