Zigmas Čepulėnas

Zigmas Čepulėnas
At the age of 14 Zigmas Čepulėnas started his guitar studies with teacher Vytautas Panavas at Ignalina music school. In 1999 he entered Vilnius Conservatory, where he was taught by Algimantas Pauliukevičius, and during the period between 2001 and 2005 studied in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (LMTA) with docent Julius Kurauskas. Later with the guidance of the long-time member of Vilnius String Quartet, violinist professor Petras Kuncas he acquired a Masters degree in chamber music (LMTA). During his studies he perfected his skills with the help of Alexander Frauchi, Antonio Gonsalves, Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey and members of Corona Guitar Quartet. Zigmas is also interested in flamenco guitar and culture and was taught the subtleties of this style by the famous Paco Serrano.
Zigmas is a winner of Lithuania‘s classical guitar festivals and contests. He has performed as a solo artist with the Vilnius University Chamber Music Ensemble in Lithuania and France, also played in concert halls in Latvia, Estonia and Germany. While playing with Vilnius Conservatory student guitar quartet, he recorded several musical compositions for the Lithuanian radio archives. The musician actively broadens the concert repertoire for classical guitar quartets, where he arranges both symphonic and rock music compositions.
Since 2002 Zigmas has also been involved in pedagogical activity. His students have already become winners of musical competitions. The guitarist is also frequently invited to act as a competition jury member in Lithuania and other countries.