One of the most distinguished Lithuanian jazz pianists, Artūras Anusauskas has been active as a soloist, composer and band leader. Sharing his sympathies between jazz and classical music, he is particularly nimble at combining the elements of both in his compositions. As a pianist, he has developed a remarkable sensitivity for the aesthetics of sound, as well as a technical finesse and an expertise in classical jazz piano styles. His playing characteristically involves polyphonic voice leading, governed by the influence of academic music. For almost two decades on Lithuanian jazz scene, the pianist currently performs solo and with his quartet. Besides composing and arranging, Artūras Anusauskas also teaches jazz improvisation at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Some of his original compositions, such as the ballad Išgirsk mane (Hear Me) or Nuotaka upė (River Bride), are likely to become Lithuanian jazz standards.
The pianist, soloist and group leader Artūras Anusauskas (b. 1964) stands out for a graceful blend of jazz and classical music idioms, special quality of sound close to the romantic and impressionist pianism, and polyphonic voice leading.
The classically trained pianist discovered improvisation in his teen years, while studying at the M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts. As he progressed in his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music, his interest in jazz increased. In 1983 he became a laureate of the International Student Piano Improvisation Festival held by the Academy of Music, and since then embarked on dynamic jazz musician's career. He teamed into a successful piano duo with Egidijus Buožis, also performed solo. Later on he attended jazz improvisation courses in Denmark and Germany.