© 1958 Lithuanian
Students Association, Inc.
June, 1958 Vol. 4, No. 2
Managing Editor P. V. Vygantas
On MAY 11, 1958, Julija Ra-jauskas gave her first piano recital at Town Hall in New Yord City. In performances of works by Bach-Siloti, Beethoven, Čiurlionis, Banaitis, Chopin and Liszt, she showed herself to be a mature artist, and in spite of her diminutive appearance she played with great power and beauty. The New York Times critic noted that "Miss Rajauskas has strong gifts that will be watched with interest."
The pianist was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and began her piano studies at the age of six. The artist later emigrated to Lithuania with her family; here she was awarded a scholarship to Kaunas Conservatory. Miss Rajauskas began her concert career in Kaunas and gave her first solo recital in that city in 1913. Immediately after the war she continued her piano studies, under the noted pianist Josef Pembour. Miss Rajauskas returned to the United States in 1947 and began a concert career in this country.