Lithuanian baritone Modestas Sedlevicius is one of the most outstanding Baltic singers of his generation. Among his recent awards are 2nd prize at the Virgilijus Noreika Singing Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania) and 3rd place at the International Lions Singing Competition at the Festival Immling. With his singing partner Anna Anstett he won numerous prizes at various international song competitions: “Das Lied” in Heidelberg, Johannes Brahms competition in Pörtschach (Austria), Karlsruhe and “Deutsche Romantik im Lied” in Moers, Germany.
He began his music studies at the Music and Theatre Academy in Vilnius with a singing teacher Deividas Staponkus. From 2011 to 2015 he completed his bachelor degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim in the class of Prof. Rudolf Piernay and since 2016 he is studying for his Master’s degree in concert and oratorio singing with Prof. Snezana Stamenkovic. In 2015–2016 he was a member of the Academy of the La Scala Theater, where he sang Papageno in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in a shortened version for children, 2nd Apprentice in Berg’s “Wozzeck” and Servo in Verdi’s “I due Foscari”. He was also involved in major concerts in Milan, Verona and Mallorca. In the same year he made his debut as Dandini (Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”) in Verona and as Silvio (Leoncavallo’s “I Paglacci”) in Jesi.
During the 2017–2018 season, Modestas Sedlevicius was heard on several opera stages in Germany and abroad: Orpheus (Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice”) at the Festival Immling, in children’s opera “Die Katze Ivanka” by Massimiliano Matesic in Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and as Figaro (Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”) in Kammeroper Munich.