Atis Bankis


Highly acclaimed Lithuanian born Canadian violinist, pedagogue and chamber musician, Mr. Bankas has performed as a soloist all over the world. In recognition of his musical contributions, he was inducted into the International Knightly Order of St. George and was honoured as an Honorary Doctor of Arts by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and the Academy of Fine Arts ans most recently Mr. Bankas received the prestigious2017 Spirit of Niagara Christopher Newton Award for Extraordinary Vision in Business. 2019 season highlights include performances in Europe, Mexico, USA and Canada. Atis is the Founder and Artistic Director of Music Niagara Festival, an acclaimed annual international summer festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. His performances have been featured on radio networks like NPR and recorded on several labels.

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