Our nationally and internationally successful Artistic Director and conductor makes demands on us and encourages us and each time we are again surprised what we can achieve with his help. Not the slightest deviation of intonation escapes his ears and he has shown us that one cannot only see colours, you can hear them as well.
Arūnas Pečiulis was born 1966 in Klaipėda (Lithuania).
After completing his studies as a conductor at the S. Šimkus Art School in Klaipėda and at the Music University Vilnius, he began his second studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg (choir, opera and orchestra conducting) in 1991, which he completed with distinction in 1994.
That same year Arūnas Pečiulis received the Artist Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.
In 1993 he became Second Choir Master and in 2004 Artistic Director of the Salzburger Liedertafel. In 2005 Arūnas Pečiulis was named Honorable Choir Master of the Obertrumer Liedertafel.
In 2012 the Salzburg State Government awarded him the Salzburg State’s Order of Merit for his involvement in the charity event „A b’sondere Zeit“ („A special time“).
He is Artistic Director and since 2017 manager of a Provincial Aid event – the Advent singing „A b’sondere Zeit” („A special time“).
Concert tours have inter alia led to Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Russia and many other European countries.
Furthermore, he is frequently invited as guest conductor to Lithuania and other European states.
Arūnas Pečiulis has often been a member of the jury or chairman of the jury at international choir and conductor competitions and runs courses for young conductors in Lithuania.
He has won competitions in Lithuania, Austria and other European countries, the last being in Barcelona in 2011. Numerous CD-recordings have been made under his direction, which supplement his varied range of activities.
2018 he was invited to conduct at the Lithuanian Song Celebration „Dainų šventė“.
Arūnas Pečiulis also works with the following choirs and ensembles: