Virginius Barkauskas has
performed throughout the United States and Lithuania as a guest
solo organist. Some of his outstanding performances have been
at the National Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul, the Basilica
of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington,
D.C., St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, California, and
the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland. Other
noteworthy appearances have been at Valparaiso University in
Valparaiso and St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, both in Indiana.
Mr. Barkauskas was born in 1964 in Lithuania and
began to study music at the age of ten in a specialized music
school. After graduating from the Music College of Kaunas, he
continued his studies in organ performance at the Lithuanian
National Academy of Music under Prof. Leopoldas Digrys. He also
pursued a second major in piano under Liana Baronaite.
Having received a full scholarship from the United
States Bishop's Conference, he completed his Master of Arts
Degree in Music at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
While there, Mr. Barkauskas studied under the renowned organist-composer
Dr. Philip Gehring.
Mach 12, 2000, at 6 p.m., he will be presenting
a recital in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln
Center, in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Reinstatement
of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania.
below, are Mr. Barkauskas & his family with his new Allen
Prot╚g╚ AP-4 practice organ.