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Reviews in French

Posted on February 7, 2021

Reviews in French on Justina’s music from Télérama, Journal Zibeline, Resmusica and Anaclase.


Au festival Nouveaux Horizons, Renaud Capuçon défend les jeunes talents de la composition : voici nos cinq préférés

Cette Lituanienne résidant à Paris a beau s’être passionnée dans ses études pour la culture du bas Moyen Âge, sa musique n’en demeure pas moins très actuelle. Frottements oppressants. Tensions exacerbées. Timbres triturés, décomposés puis recomposés électroniquement. Ses œuvres sont tissées de polyphonies froides et blanches. À l’image de Tapisserie (2015), qui se présente comme un lacis complexe de lignes étirées à l’extrême, comme tendues vers une impossible résolution, mais dont les rapports et les décalages – héritage de la musique médiévale ? – seraient régis par une mathématique interne. Et avec une seule flûte traversière (Incantare, 2018), elle bâtit un monde surpeuplé de monstres terrifiants. Ne vous fiez pas aux apparences : chez cette pimpante trentenaire, à l’allure sage et discrète, l’angoisse guette à chaque coin de note. (more…)

Justina Repeckaite

Justina Rapeckaite’s profile by Ben Lunn

Posted on February 22, 2018


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.

Her work is highly modernistic giving almost nothing away to the listener, but in its boldness drags the audience along with her. The fascination with the end of medieval world is one of the driving forces behind her and has led to the production of some of her many striking works like ‘Chartres’ (2012) or ‘Acupuncture’ (2014). (more…)

Chartres Cathedral south rose

Chartres review by Ben Davis on Sight Listen blog

Posted on September 24, 2014

Slowly unfolding and stunningly textured, Lithuanian-born, Paris-based composer Justina Repečkaitė’s for chamber orchestra is a thoroughly riveting listen. The bold opening sonority at the very beginning of this piece immediately drew me in and made me want to hear more. It is mysterious, cold, high pitched and somewhere in a wonderful place between consonance and dissonance. This harmonic ambiguity only progresses more as the voices of the orchestra slowly bend between different pitches that encompass many levels of serenity and crunchiness through the process. Eventually the range widens as deeper voices emerge into the texture.  (more…)

Justina Repeckaite

Interview with Justina Repeckaite: “I had a sincere confidence in my piece”

Posted on October 12, 2013

On the 29th September, during the ceremony held by Lithuanian Composers’ Union, prizes were awarded for most prominent pieces of the year and musicology competition works. Every year the most intriguing nomination is the Début of the Year, this year the prize was awarded to young a composer Justina Repečkaitė for a string orchestra piece “Chartres”. The composition was performed for the first time by the St. Christopher chamber orchestra during the “Druskomanija” festival. Even than the piece was welcomed with admiration and positive critique. I believe most of us are keen to know how the author herself feels about it. (more…)