Vaclovas Augustinas (b. 1959) graduated twice from Lithuanian Academy of Music, receiving diplomas in choir conducting in 1981 (under Prof. Hermanas Perelšteinas) and composition in 1992 (under Prof. Julius Juzeliūnas).

He was member of rock groups „Saulės laikrodis“ and „Antis“ (keyboards, vocal); after the reunion of „Antis“ in 2007, he continues to compose songs and perform with them.

Since 1992 he has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Vilnius Municipality Choir „Jauna muzika“. Vaclovas Augustinas is a member of Lithuanian Composers Union and the Lithuanian Choral Union. Since 2002 he works as a guest conductor with Netherlands Radio Choir, Chamber Choir of Novosibirsk Society, State Choir „Latvia“ and with a number of Lithuanian choirs. In 2015 he was a guest conductor at „Kirchenmusikalishe Werkwoche des Erzbistum Köln“.

Vaclovas Augustinas often works as the juror at different choir competitions (including Marktoberdorf International Choir Competition 2014, Latvian National Choir Competition 2013, World Choir Games 2014 and others).

His works are being regularly performed in Lithuania and abroad at various festivals, concert venues and choir competitions. Choral works, naturally, represent the most significant and substantial part of his creative output.

Since 2011 Vaclovas Augustinas is a full time professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Since 2014 – the head of Composition Department.

In 2010 Vaclovas Augustinas was awarded the most prestigious award in the country – Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Prize.

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