Saulius Auglys-Stanevicius

“My aim is not only to be a good percussion player. I am striving to create a new image of percussion as well as to broaden the circle of professional performers, listeners, and lovers of percussion music.”

Saulius Auglys was born in 1969, in Ukmerge, where he began his music studies.  He is a graduate from the Vilnius J. Tallat – Kelpša Conservatory. In 1988, he started his work at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and since 1993 he is the head of the percussion section of the symphony orchestra of the theatre.  S. Auglys-Stanevicius studied the art of marimba with the marimba player Linda Maxey from the USA.  At the moment Saulius is a lecturer of the Lithuanian Music Academy, director of “Drums and percussion festival” in Lithuania, International percussion competition's founder and organizer.

During his studies at the Vilnius J. Tallat – Kelpsa Conservatory, in 1987 S. Auglys won the first prize in the competition of young performers in Lithuania.  In 1999 S. Auglys-Stanevicius together with the accordionist Sandra Kleizaite won the second prize in the competition of mixed duets.  S. Auglys-Stanevicius is the organizer as well as the participant of the international percussion festivals in Lithuania.

Saulius is often invited to assist other Lithuanian symphony orchestras such as the Lithuanian State and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestras.  Saulius performs in different kinds of bands.

Striving to popularize percussion instruments, S. Auglys-Stanevicius gives a lot of concerts in Lithuania, arranges pieces for the percussion instruments and writes his own pieces of music.

Saulius repertory includes works by many different composers, of various styles and genres. He pays particular attention to the modern music.

Music by contemporary Lithuania composers forms an important part of his repertoire, who have written and dedicated pieces to him.  These include pieces by O. Balakauskas, L. Stanchikas, V. Germanavichius, Zita Bruzaite, L. Narvilaite, S. Dikciute, D. Prusevicius, M. Urbaitis, A. Malcys and A. Kucinskas.

The grand concerts performed by Saulius are: at the Minsk National Philharmonic, Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuanian National Philharmonic,  Lithuanian Music Academy, Warshaw music academy, Riga philharmonic (Latvia) festival „Slovianskyj bazar“ Belurusia, festival „Gaida“ Lithuania, Cross-drum percussion festival "Poland“, Festival "Probaltica“ Poland, Marimba festival (Mexico), Luxenbourg, Italy.

Records of Saulius Auglys-Stanevicius:

  • 2003 solo album „Marimba my life“.
  • 2008m. Zita Bruzaite creative album, “Sonnets and Dances”
  • 2009m. Muzica humana CD „Raktazodis“, Osvaldas Balakauskas, concerto for  oboe marimba and chamber orchestra. Conductor A. Vizgirda, Robertas Beinaris (oboe), Saulius Auglys-Stanevičius (marimba).
  • 2010m. „Feelings“ensemble „Modern trio“ D.Golovanov (fortepiano) ir G. Savkov  (accordion), Saulius Auglys-Stanevicius (vibraphone).
  • 2010m. poetry and music performance by Vladas Simkus verses “Nusileisk, dangau, ant zemes” Artists: Rolandas Kazlas (actor),  G. Savkov (accordion), Saulius Auglys-Stanevicius (vibraphone)

Compositions by Saulius Auglys-Stanevicius:

  • Rock opera "Gediminas"
  • Variations for marimba Lithuanian folk theme "Saule teka"
  • „In memoriam eternam“, for marimba and wind orchestra (2015)
  • „In memoriam eternam“, for marimba and piano (2014)
  • St. Teresa's song (piece for marimba) 2012
  • Across rhythm II (play marimba, violin, cello, piano and percussion) 2012
  • Concert ouveture for marimba and symphony orchestra „IMP“,
  • „Song for marimba“, dedicated to  Ney Rosauro,
  • „Song for marimba“, dedicated to  N.J. Zivkovic
  • Concert etude „Paganiana“, dedicated to L.Maxey,
  • Concert for marimba abd symphony orchestra Nr. 2,
  • Piece for percussion ensemble „Across rhythm“,
  • Piece for marimba „Question“,
  • Etude for snare drum,
  • Sketches for vibraphone,
  • Quartet for snare drums.


  • Carnival of Venice for (marimba and piano)
  • N. Paganini Caprice Nr. 17 (For marimba)
  • N. Paganini Caprice Nr. 24 (For marimba and piano)

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