Lithuanian flautist Silvija Ščerbavičiūtė is quite literally one of the best young flute players and tutors in the Southeast. She is a very warm person, whose smile can make even the most daunting tasks seem doable. Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Michael Cox, she began to play the flute at the age of six and attended the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania) for ten years before joining Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, UK) in 2011.
Silvija regularly participates in international competitions and has recently won the very prestigious Aspen Festival Winds Concerto Competition 2016 (Aspen, Colorado, USA) and the 1st prize and Grand Prix for the best ensemble (flute and piano category) in the 16th International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition 2015 (Germany). Silvija was also awarded the 2nd place at the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Competition 2016 and won the University of London Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2015 with whom she performed Cristopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto in November 2016. While at Chetham’s Silvija received the Denis Midwood prize for woodwinds and was one of the eight students chosen to represent the school at the Summer Music Festival in William Walton’s House Giardini La Mortella (Ischia, Italy, 2013). In recognition of her high achievements in music, Silvija received commendations from Lithuania’s presidents Valdas Adamkus and Dalia Grybauskaitė.