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Birutė PETRIKYTĖ
   Lithuania

Singer, producer of the International Festival of Hits in Palanga

Member of the International jury of the XVIII International Children Music Contest “VITEBSK-2020”, pop singer, producer, director of the social organization “Šventosios švyturys”

Birutė Petrikytė was born in Klaipeda on 25 May 1954. She took up music in her childhood, sang in the school choir, and learned to play the violin.

In the mid-1970s, she graduated from the conservatoire (violin specialization).

In 1975, Birutė became a soloist of the popular Lithuanian vocal and instrumental ensemble “Neria”.

In 1976, she won the prestigious competition “Towers of Vilnius”. She went on to achieve success in the festivals “Whole Life with a Song”, “Lithuanian Amber”, “Crimean Dawns” (Yalta).

The singer shot to fame with the songs “Yellow-Eyed Night” (music by A. Mazhukov, text by L. Oshanin) and “Music of Love” (music by A. Mazhukov, text by A. Poperechny).

Birutė participated in the final concerts of the TV festival “Song of the Year” (1979, 1981), took part in the shooting of the musical film “Stars of the Olympic Regatta”, and toured the country with concerts.

Shelived and worked in Kaunas for a long time.

In 1997, the musical project “A + B + R Petrikas” was launched with Birutė Petrikytė, her brother Rolandas and daughter Angelika. Rolandas Petrikis and Angelika Petrikite also perform on the stage and give solo concerts.

Since 2000, she has been the organizer of the annual International Pop Song Festival “Palanga”.

In 2005, she released her solo album “A Long Way to Love”.

In 2008, together with her husband Igor, they started a family business and opened a restaurant “Birutėsuostas” in Klaipeda.

The singer is the organizer of the music club “Birutė Petrikytė”, the International Children’s Festival “Clean Sea”.

She takes an active part in various TV programs and shows as a soloist.

In 2014, Birutė Petrikytė celebrated the 40th anniversary of her creative activity on the professional stage (“Svyturio arena”, Klaipeda).

She takes part in concerts of the project “Names For All Times” (Russia).

In 2020, the public organization “Šventosios švyturys”, headed by Birutė Petrikytė, together with the Center of National Cultures of Klaipeda organized and held a national qualifying competition for the right to represent Lithuania at the XXIX International Pop Performers Song Contest “Vitebsk-2020”, held within the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (Belarus).

Birutė Petrikytė is Cavalier of the Order “Peace-Unity-Harmony”.