Agata Daraškaitė enjoys a busy and varied performing career on both modern and period instruments. Of Lithuanian-Polish descent, 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 Voncerto with Edward Gardner conducting. She graduated with Distinction, winning The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rosebowl which she received from the then HRH Prince Charles.
Agata's love for the sound worlds created by gut strings and the immense string chamber music repertoire led to creation of the Consone Quartet to explore the classical and romantic repertoire on gut strings. The group are currently Fellows of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, have held the Hans Keller Chamber Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, were BBC's New Generation Artists (2019-2022) are enjoying a busy performing schedule across the UK and abroad.
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. In 2023 Agata spent her summer guest leading the English Concert in two opera productions at Garsington Opera and an all-Mozart programme directed by Trevor Pinnock.
© 2017 Agata Daraskaite