The violinist Rusnė Mataitytė studied the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts under Professor Viktor Radovich and at the Moscow P. Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under Professor Valeri Klimov. She has also completed postgraduate studies at the same Concervatoire under Professor Igor Bezrodny. Rusnė has won prizes at the David Oistrach and Ludwig Spohr International Violin Competitions, and - as a member of the Kaskados Piano Trio - at the J.Brahms Chamber Music Competition.

For a number of years, she was the leader of the Gottingen Symphony Orchestra and the Gottingen Chamber Orchestra in Germany. As a soloist Rusnė has performed in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Yugoslavia and Greece. Prominent contemporary Lithuanian composers Algirdas Martinaitis, Osvaldas Balakauskas and British composer Sadie Harrison have written violin concertos dedicated to Rusnė, which she premiered with the Lithuanian National Symphony and St. Christopherus Chamber Orchestras. She has also recorded violin concertos by Raminta Šerkšnytė and Feliksas Bajoras.

Rusnė appeared at the Newbury and Aldeburgh Festivals in Great Britain, Europa Musicale in Germany and gave concerts at the Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall)  in New York and St.John’s Smith Square in London. Her CD recordings have been released by Proud Sound (UK),  ASV(UK), NMC(UK), BIS (Sweden), Naxos (Germany) , LMS and LMIPC (Lithuania). Since 1997 R.Mataityte is a member of the Kaskados Piano Trio. With this Trio she toured Russia, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Japan. Apart from the Kaskados Trio Rusnė has been a member of the Tate Ensemble (London); since 2002 she is also the lead violin of the Gaida Ensemble (Vilnius). Rusnė teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts.