Rokas Valuntonis started playing piano at the age of 7 at the Panevežys Children School of Music (Lithuania). He was taught by Gražina Balenckiene.
Rokas later continued his studies in Panevežys Conservatory of Music with Vilija Geležiete. In 2005-2008 Valuntonis studied and graduated from National M. K. Ciurlionis School of Arts (prof Aleksandra Žvirblyte) and continued his studies in Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy under the same professor A. Žvirblyte. Here he gained his BA and MA as piano soloist. In 2011 he also completed an internship in Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) under prof Eero Heinonen. After completing his formal studies Rokas has been continuing his development with a renowned pianist Eugen Indjic in Paris.
He is a prize winner of more than 20 international piano competitions in Europe above all: 1st prize and Blüthner grand piano in the Nordic Piano competition in Malmo, Sweden (2010). 2nd prize in the International M. K. Ciurlionis Piano Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania (2011). Winner of the International Music Competition “Societa Umanitaria” in Milan, Italy (2013).
The geography of Rokas Valuntonis’ performances spans from Lithuania all the way to Japan including other Baltic Countries, Spain, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden, German, Portugal, Belgium and Austria. Rokas has performed in all major Lithuanian concert halls and has already accrued a wide listeners’ audience. He has given concerts with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Panevežys Chamber Orchestra, Lithuania Music and Theatre Academy Symphony Orchestra, Lund Symphony Orchestra including conductors Olivier Grangean, Juozas Domarkas, Lutz Köhler, Modestas Barkauskas, Roger Andersson and Vidmantas Kapucinskas. Rokas is invited to international festivals across Europe and in Japan to perform alongside acclaimed pianists like Andrei Gavrilov and Eugen Indjic. As of 2015 he is also invited to give annual master classes in Portugal.
Valuntonis has had master classes with pianists Jerome Lowenthal, Konstantin Papadaki, Denis Pascal, Petras Geniušas, Muza Rubackyte and others.
For his achievements he has been rewarded by the prestigious Queen Morta award as well as acknowledgements by Lithuanian Republic Presidents Valdas Adamkus and Dalia Grybauskaite.