Karolina Pancernaite

Karolina Pancernaite began her piano studies at the age of six in Kaunas, Lithuania.

After graduating from J. Naujalis Muzikos Gimnazija she was offered a place to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was a student of Professor Christopher Elton. Her time there was kindly supported by both a scholarship and the Maud Hornsby Award. In 2017 she graduated with a First Class Undergraduate degree.

During her studies, Karolina gave chamber and solo recitals in classical music festivals and concert halls all over Europe, such as the Trois jours en mai (France),the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), Sugrįžimai 2016 (Lithuania), the Farley Music Festival (UK), the Aegean Arts Festival (Greece), Kaunas and Brno Philharmonic Halls (with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra), Queen‘s Hall in Edinburgh and Steinway Hall in London, and is regularly participating in masterclasses with renowed artists such as - Peter Donohoe, Pascal Devoyon, Olga Kern, Yevgeny Sudbin, Lilya Zilberstein and Steven Osborne.

This year Karolina graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she completed her Master‘s degree studying with Professors Aaron Shorr and Petras Geniušas. She was accepted with a full ABRSM scholarship. One of the highlights of her studies at the RCS was winning the Tony/Tania Webster Prize for rare Russian music which subsequently became her field of interest and the RCS Piano festival 2019 opening night performance of Shostakovich 5th Symphony arranged for two pianos.