"Everything was there in the performance–the dignified bearing, the depth of feeling, the brilliant upper register, and above all, the ability to convey the conflict between the high life and the love life. “È strano….fors’è lui” followed by the cabaletta “Sempre libera” illustrated this very effectively. Ms. Malinauskaite had exemplary control over the dynamics and produced a well modulated portamento.”
– Voce di Meche
Touched and inspired by the sound of a violin at the age of two, Kristina Malinauskaitė followed her passion for music with studies of piano, clarinet, conducting and voice. Kristina studied piano and theory at Mannes College of Music pre-college division while majoring in Voice at F. H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She was one of thirteen New York City High School students to be accepted in to the New York City Opera's Acting for Vocal Students Seminar and has earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and a minor in Technical Theater from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Ms. Malinauskaitė specialzes in Lithuanian Art Song Literature and is often an invited guest artist at the Consulate General of Republic of Lithuania in New York for occasions such as The Vilna Ghetto Liquidation Memorial Concert and the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence celebration concert.
Currently, Ms. Malinauskaitė is participating in The Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Opera Education Program where she's portraying the role of Sandman in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. She is looking forward to retunring to West Point for the Annual Kosciuszko Memorial Observance Day in April 2019 and dell'Arte Opera Ensemble in August 2019.