The Lithuanian-Polish violinist, Agata Daraskaite, enjoys a busy and varied performing career on both modern and period instruments. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music, where, as a winner of the concerto competition she performed Berg’s violin concerto with Edward Gardner conducting. She subsequently graduated with Distinction, winning The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rosebowl, which she received from HRH Prince Charles.
Agata's love for the sound-worlds created by gut strings and the immense string chamber music repertoire led to creating a string quartet (Consone Quartet), exploring the classical and romantic repertoire on gut strings. The group are currently BBC's New Generation Artists, Fellows of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, Hans Keller Chamber Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and are enjoying a busy performing schedule across the UK.
From 2013 to 2019 Agata was a member of the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, led by Gidon Kremer, with which she extensively toured Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and North and South Americas, playing in some of the world’s most prestigious halls.
As well as playing with the Consones, Agata’s current projects include a cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas with her duo partner, pianist James Cheung, and freelancing with ensembles such as Academy of Ancient Music, Solomon’s Knot, La Serenissima, Florilegium, Aurora Orchestra, 12 Ensemble and London Contemporary Orchestra.
© 2017 Agata Daraskaite