Giedre Dirvanauskaite comes from a family of musicians in Kaunas, Lithuania.
She studied at the renowned Lithuania Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius and gained important musical impulses through master classes with Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Hatto Beyerle and the violinist Tatjana Grindenko and the Hagen Quartet.
Since 1997 she has been one of the founding members of the Kremerata Baltica Orchestra, which was founded by Gidon Kremer in the same year. She has been its principal cellist since 2008.
In addition to her activity with Kremerata Baltica, she is a regular guest at various festivals as a chamber musician and has thus played with many world-class artists like Martha Argerich, Michel Portal, Sa Chen, Valery Affanassiev, Oleg Maisenberg, Mate Bekovac, Yuri Bashmet.
As soloist she played under the direction of Saulius Sondeckis, Roman Kofman, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Andres Mustonen, Mario Brunello, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andrei Boreyko.
With Khatia Buniatishvili and Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite was awarded the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik" for recording the piano trios by Tchaikovsky and Victor Kissine by ECM.
In 2017 a recording of both Rachmaninov piano trios with Gidon Kremer and Daniil Trifonov was released by the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft and was very successful, followed in 2019 by an album with chamber music by Mieczysław Weinberg. In 2020 the joint album with Gidon Kremer and Georgijs Osokins (works by Beethoven and Chopin) was released on Accentus label.
Giedre Dirvanauskaite performs in a piano trio formation in addition to her regular worldwide tours with the Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer and Yulianna Avdeeva or Georgijs Osokins.
She plays an instrument by Matteo Goffriller.