Lithuanian violinist Novilė Maceinaitė started her musical education at the age of 7. After studying at the National MK Čiurlionis school of Arts in Vilnius with Dainius Puodžiukas, she continued her Bachelor and Master studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She was taught here by Philippe Graffin, Ilona Sie Dhian Ho and Janet Krause. She was also a member of the Orkest Academy and played with the Residentie Orkest, among others.
Novilė took master classes with Andras Keller, Vera Beths, Stephan Picard, Michel Strauss, Jean Bernard Pommier, Maria Milstein, the Debussy Quartet and Danel Quartet, among others.
She won prizes at (inter)national competitions, such as Pavasario Sonata, J. Urba and B. Dvarionas in Vilnius, played with the St. Kristoforas Chamber Orchestra, performed in many European countries and China, and toured Lithuania as a soloist with Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto.
Novilė has a special interest in new music and multimedia. She has performed with ensembles such as ASKO Schoenberg, New European Ensemble, Modelo 62 and Shapeshift. She worked with contemporary composers, using acoustic or electronic music in combination with computer graphics and lighting techniques.
Recently Novilė received a contribution from the Lithuanian Council for Culture and thanks to a contribution from “Foundation Own Musical Instrument” Novilė was able to purchase a violin by Camillo Mandelli “da Calco” (1923).