Modestas Barkauskas completed his conducting studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Prof. Jonas Aleksa and Prof. Juozas Domarkas. Modestas Barkauskas is one of the most accomplished and well-known young Lithuanian conductors. Since 2010, Barkauskas has been regularly invited to perform as a guest conductor to the most important Lithuanian orchestras.
His repertoire ranges from music of the seventeenth century to contemporary work and encompasses all genres: symphonic, operatic and chamber. He currently lectures at the Conducting and Singing Departments of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.