ONUTE NARBUTAITE (b 1956 )
Onutė Narbutaitė graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatory (now the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), in the composition class of Julius Juzeliūnas, in 1979. From 1979 to 1982 she taught music theory and history at the Klaipėda Faculties of the Lithuanian State Conservatory and since 1982 has been living and working in Vilnius as a freelance composer. In 1997 Narbutaitė was awarded the National Arts and Culture Prize, the highest artistic distinction in Lithuania, for the oratorio Centones meae urbi. She has been also honoured with many other important awards. Her works are performed in many festivals and concerts in Europe, the United States, Canada and South Korea.
— Linas Paulauskis