The music of Justina Repečkaitė has many similarities to a diamond. With its hard unforgiving shape and geometric perfection, it creates a profound and striking beauty, which singles her out from many composers of her generation. - Ben Lunn.
Justina Repečkaitė (b.1989) is a composer and vocal improviser based in Paris. Justina studied both in Lithuania and France where she discovered her passion for late medieval culture which led her musical pursuits to geometrical and mathematical concepts.
Justina’s piece Chartres for string orchestra became recommended work at the International Rostrum of Composers in 2013, won the Best Debut Prize of the year in Lithuania, performed during World Music Days 2015 in Ljubljana. Since 2014 she is a member of Lithuanian Composers’ Union.
Her music is performed by such ensembles as Intercontemporain, Court-Circuit, 2e2m, Spectra, OSSIA, Ensemble SurPlus, Platypus, MusikFabrikSüd, Ensemble X.Y., The Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Lithuanian Ensemble Network, Ensemble 21 and Collectif WARN!NG.
At the moment Justina is writing a composition for a symphonic orchestra commissioned by Gaida festival and to be performed in Vilnius this autumn. In 2017-2018 she holds a scholarship of International Center of Nadia and Lili Boulanger. Ensemble Le Balcon will perform her new composition for a big ensemble at Opera of Lille, France in 2018.