Rusne Mikiskaite is a saxophonist currently residing in Dubai, UAE.
Rusne is experienced as a soloist and a member of chamber groups. She is performing diverse contemporary classical repertoire, ranging from more traditional to avant-garde. She is playing both original pieces, written for various saxophones, and arrangements, often written by herself.
Rusne studied at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating from her Artist Diploma in 2016. Rusne holds Masters from Utrecht Conservatoire in the Netherlands and Bachelors from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Rusne is a winner of the III prize in the International Jurjans Andrejs Woodwind Instrument Competition in 2016. Rusne also won a Concerto Competition at Royal College of Music in 2016. Rusne performed in many major concert venues in London, such as Cadogan Hall, King’s Place, Southbank Centre, St. James Piccadilly, Wigmore Hall and Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Rusne was a member of award winning Laefer Saxophone Quartet in 2015-2019 and performed many concerts in UK and Lithuania with Duo Fantasia. In 2011 Rusnė was a member of the European Saxophone Ensemble. She toured 10 European Countries with this ensemble, performing together with other 11 saxophonists from different EU countries and the artistic director Cezarius Gadzina.
Rusne is a member of Firdaus Orchestra, a unique Dubai-based all-female ensemble comprising musicians of 23 nationalities. Rusne is a principal clarinetist at Firdaus Orchestra.