"The music of Justina Repeckaite 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." - musicologist and composer Ben Lunn.
Justina Repeckaite (b.1989) is a Lithuanian-born Paris-based composer. She studied composition both in Lithuania and France where she discovered her passion for late medieval culture which led her musical pursuits to geometrical and mathematical concepts. Since 2015 she is a member of the Lithuanian Composers' Union.
Justina's composition Chartres for string orchestra was recommended by the International Rostrum of Composers in 2013, won the Best Debut Prize in Lithuania and was subsequently performed during World Music Days 2015 in Ljubljana. Her composition Tapisserie was selected for the International Review of Composers 2017 in Belgrade and for World Music Days 2018 in Beijing. Justina’s music is performed by such ensembles as Intercontemporain, Court-Circuit, 2e2m, Spectra, X.Y., OSSIA, MusikFabrikSüd Ensemble 21, SurPlus, Platypus, The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Lithuanian Ensemble Network, The Warning Collective and by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. Her music appears in albums: Anthology of Lithuanian Art Music in the 21st Century, ZOOM in 10, Contemporary Music Series: Lithuania and 30 Moments of the Druskomanija Festival.
Since 2017, Justina is an artist in residence at Singer-Polignac Foundation and a composer in residence with ensemble Le Balcon. The latter is performing her new compositions in France. Justina also writes an opera Incanta. Its sketch will be played by the ensemble Asko/Schönberg at the Carthusian monastery in the South of France in July 2018.
In 2017-2018 she holds a scholarship at the International Center of Nadia and Lili Boulanger.