2012 10 03 - The concert tour "Tribute to Tina Turner" is being started


We can already name the performer Rūta Ščiogolevaitė , constantly figuring in the epicentre of show world, as a professional critic of talents in television projects, a gifted dancer, a singer acknowledged in an international extent, therefore the time has come for a new challenge. It is time to connect all abilities into one show - a dynamic, energetic music charge.

Thus, together with innovative and talented musicians, with the group of Paulius Zdanavičius, there was a project born “Tribute to Tina Turner".

“I am a real idolatress of Tina Turner - as a singer as well as a woman. She is inspiring, and her songs cover a whole music epoch. I can’t describe in words how it was pleasant to arrange this musical programme both for me and all musicians. I hope that the listeners would be also pleased to hear and see our show as we are pleased to present the songs of this legendary performer“ – says Rūta.

Waiting for almost unreal possibility of attaining Tina Turner having concerts in Lithuania, Rūta Ščiogolevaitė invites all admirers of T. Turner to hear live songs from the repertoire of this famous American singer, collected during whole decades of heady career, which only several singers in the whole world can brag for. Songs, earning Tina the fame, also those which persisted in the tops for years. Rūta: “I myself am a great admirer of T. Turner. As the singer’s as well as the woman’s. She is inspiring, and her songs cover a whole music epoch. Sole pleasure was to arrange this programme for both me and all musicians. It's a great pleasure to perform her songs! We hope that one will feel the same listening to them!“

The group is formed of one of the best musicians in Lithuania, among them – a famous pianist of the young generation Paulius Zdanavičius, communicating with R. Ščiogolevaitė for many years already and helping to arrange the newest album by Rūta “Tai-gyvenimas“ (“This is life”). “Live“ instruments, obeying wonderful musicians, unexpected sound of Rūta Ščiogolevaitė, rock and ballads... Tina Turner project!

Rūta Ščiogolevaitė – vocal;

Group of Paulius Zdanavicius:

 Paulius Zdanavičius – keyboards;

Tomas Varnagiris – guitar;

Tomas Maslauskas – bass guitar;

Martynas Lukoševičius – percussion instruments.



2012 03 14 - Paulius Zdanavičius arranged new album of Rūta Ščiogolevaitė


The album is non-commercial, perhaps there aren’t any hits in it and the sound is old-fashioned. This was said by R. Ščiogolevaitė while presenting her album “This is life” (Lithuanian “Tai – gyvenimas”, recorded after the five-year-break. This time she was totally right.



If you are not a friend of Rūta, you can so far get the songs from “This is life” only in MP3 file format – to download on the Internet for free. Ten songs with a cover, on which there is no surname of the performer – as she says herself, she didn’t want to torture the listeners who find it difficult to pronounce her surname.


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2012 03 02 - Concert Tour 2012

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2011 05 27 - Eurovision semi-final, Lithuania under the commission votes ahead of Azerbaijan

International performers competition in the official Eurovision website has published the results of ballots.These data suggest that in the first semi-final, Lithuania, the commission allocated the maximum number of points - 113 points, while Azerbaijan winner -108. However, Ell & Nikki were a great audience support - 124 points from viewers and Lithuania had 52 points.
Representatives of Lithuania with the song "C'est ma vie" in this contest took place in 19, and the Eurovision finals this year, appeared in 25 countries.

2011 05 11 - The song “C`est ma vie“ – in the final of Eurovision !!!

The song “C`est ma vie “, written by the pianist and composer Paulius Zdanavičius and performed by Evelina Sašenko, was able to fascinate the audience of “Eurovision” and terminate the series of Lithuanian misfortunes in this contest. The singer defeated the semifinal of the contest that takes part in Düsseldorf this year and will continue the struggle in the final which will take place on Saturday.
Representatives of 19 countries took part in the first semifinal on Tuesday. E. Sašenko performed seventeenth. 10 performers fought their way from the first semifinal.
The performance of the Lithuanian representative distinguished for its simplicity - E. Sašenko was alone on the stage, she was only accompanied by the author of the song, Paulius Zdanavičius, who played the grand piano.
The final will take place on Saturday, and Evelina Sašenko with Paulius Zdanavičius will perform the fourth.

2009 11 03 - New photos

The moments from the concert "Cosy Evening with Pianist Paulius Zdanavičius and Friends" here in the gallery.

2009 10 25 - Cosy Evening with Pianist Paulius Zdanavicius and Friends

The concert "Cosy Evening with Pianist Paulius Zdanavicius and Friends" will take place at Kaunas State Philharmonic Hall (L. Sapiegos Str. 5) on the 25th of October at 5 p.m.

Paulius Zdanavicius' trio:

Paulius Zdanavicius – grand piano

Maksim Perepelica – double bass

Darius Rudis – percussion

Evelina Sasenko – vocal

Ruta Sciogolevaitė – vocal

Jeronimas Milius – vocal

Nerijus Bakula – accordion

Vytautas Skudas – trumpet, flugelhorn

Andrius Kairys – percussion

Jazz standards, melodies of popular musicals and original compositions of the evening host P.Zdanavicius will resound in the concert.

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2009 10 25 - Paulius Zdanavicius: Official website !!!

 By the end of 2008, a personal internet page of jazz pianist Paulius Zdanavicius started functioning - Here you can find all information about Paulius Zdanavicius musical work. You can also listen to his music here.

“A professional having a high school education and a wonderful sounding technique as well as enough histrionic experience. Extremely brilliant. Paulius’s music is marked with honed classical sound culture, virtuosity, flexibility and melody. His music won’t leave anybody insensitive.” Evelina Sasenko
He was invited to “warm up” the concerts of Joe Zawinull, Kurt Elling and Richard Bone in Vilnius.

Paulius Zdanavicius has played in Kaunas, Birstonas jazz festivals, Pazaislis music and Kristupas summer festivals. With various jazz bands he had concerts in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Spain and other European countries.

2009 07 17 - New song "Redemption" !!!

The song was composed together with the singer Ruta Sciogolevaite (words by Rytis Zemkauskas) for the contest "Lietuvos Dainų Daina" (Eurovision). You can listen to the song in the media.

2008 12 02 - Music

You can listen to my music here in the media.