Our Choirmaster

RAMUTĖ ŠTREIMIKYTĖ (b. 11 January 1961) - Kaunas J. Gruodis Conservatory Choir Conducting Teacher, Conservatory Mixed Choir Choir Master of this Conservatory, A. Kačanauskas Music School Soloist and Conducting Teacher, Member of the Lithuanian Choir Union, Founder and Head of Kaunas Mixed Choir SALUTO, Kaunas Republican Song Festival Chief conductor. 
Already during her studies, she started working as a choirmaster in various amateur groups. For 23 years, she was the choirmaster and conductor of the mixed choir "Leliumai" in Kaunas. As a soloist, she sang in the "Silver Voices" competition (1st p. Kaunas, 1986), (3rd p. Palanga, 1986). 

The J. Gruodis Conservatory Girls' Choir, led by her, was the 2nd place winner (1987).

Male ensemble of the Kaunas Endocrine Preparations Factory -1st place in the "Silver Voices" republican competition (Kaunas, 1986), 3rd place (Palanga, 1986), 1st place winner of Kaunas vocal ensembles inspection (1988).

Conducting the "Leliumai" choir at the II World Lithuanian Song Festival Choir Competition (1998) was awarded a special prize (to the conductor who best interpreted a piece by a contemporary composer).

As a director - The trainee visited the Salzburg Higher School of Music “Mozarteum” prof. A. Hartinger's master classes, in which he conducted the Vilnius Municipal Choir "Jauna Muzika" (1999). In the Republican Choir Competition (2006) awarded with special prize as a conductor. Students prepared for the young conductors' competitions regularly win prizes. Since 1997 is one of the organizers of Kaunas County Music and Art School Children's Choir Festival (XV festival took place in 2017). Ramutė is often invited to be a member of various evaluation commissions.

In 2019 director is granted the status of an artist

She has performed many concerts with the groups she leads. He conducted concerts for the "Leliumai" choir in Germany (1990, 1997), Italy (1993), France (1995), Belgium (1995), USA (1996), Canada (1996), Denmark (1997, 2001, 2005), Austria (1999). ), in Great Britain (2002, 2006).

In 2007 Štreimikytė founded the mixed choir SALUTO, with which he prepares thematic programs, gives a number of concerts in Lithuania and abroad. The choir has won several international competitions.