“In 5 years, I see myself in college and touring as a singer around America and Europe,” says 14-year-old Agne Giedraityte, better known as Agne G, a rising star in the world of classical crossover singers.
In many ways Agne is your typical teenager. When not singing, Agne can be seen playing with cats, eating cake and ice cream, spending quality time with family, and decorating Easter Eggs with her friends while sharing a laugh or two. And as you might expect, she is a member of the Lyricalz and Showstoppers singing groups at her junior high school in Darien, IL where she is an 8th grade student. She also enjoys acting and playing the piano.
What sets her apart from other teenagers is her passion for singing; a talent that has won her several local and international vocal competitions. In December of 2013, Agne, as an
International Vocal Competition American Protégé winner, sang at the world- famous Carnegie Hall in New York which is the “most exciting” place she says that she’s performed so far. She also was an opening act at the Lithuanian World Unity International Concert in Kaunas, Lithuania, and won 1st place at the International Vocal Competition, “Baltic Voice 2013.” She even appeared on NBC TV’s Steve Harvey Show where she earned a respectable 2nd place in ‘Steve’s Got Talent’ competition.
Though her talent for singing soprano is a gift, she nurtures it by practicing every day after she does her homework. In addition, every two weeks she takes private voice lessons with a well-respected teacher.
Her hard work is paying off. She has gained notoriety, making singing appearances at Los Angeles CA ‘Lithuanian Days’, ‘Indianapolis Christmas’concert in IN, and the Navy Pier and Daily Plaza in Chicago. In 2015, she was happy to join “The Priests” vocal group from Ireland at their concert to sing two songs at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet.
On Saturday, April 2nd, Agne G will perform at the Scottish Rite Temple in Baltimore, Maryland. Completed in 1933, the historic building is a classic example of neo-Classical architecture featuring eight 34 foot columns and large bronze entrance doors. This exquisite venue will make for a marvelous evening of entertainment, all while supporting a good cause.
Agne says that her concert in Baltimore is a “benefit for The Scottish Rite Children’s Speech & Language Center. I will sing 12 songs ranging from musical theatre to classical and many other popular tunes. I’m very honored to sing in support of this organization.”
Guest artists at the concert will include Tessa Hawkins, Miss Western Maryland 2016 (dance) and James Alleva, Maryland Scottish Rite Talent Winner 2015 (trumpeter).
The concert will take place on April 2nd at 7 PM at the Scottish Rite Temple Auditorium, 3800 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.