Aivaras Stepukonis ( * 1972 in Lithuania) is a Lithuanian philosopher and singer. He represented Lithuania at Euro Vision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia. From 1998 to 2001 he was the singer of footprints. After that, he started his solo career and brought out several albums.
From 1983 to 1986 he studied at the first music school in Kaunas and from 1987 to 1991 on Kauno konservatorija ( the clarinet class). From 1992 to 1994 he studied philosophy and theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio, USA). From 1995 to 1998, he completed a master's degree in Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy ( Schaan, Liechtenstein ). From 2001 to 2005 he earned his doctorate in philosophy at kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas in Vilnius.
Since 2005 he is a Senior Science Fellow at the Institute for Lithuanian Cultural Studies. Since 2007 he is also director at UAB " Kranto studijos ".
Participation in the Euro Vision Song Contest 2002
Stepukonis finished second in the national preliminary in Lithuania. However, since the band B'Avarija was disqualified before the song contest, Stepukonis could drive with his song Happy you to Tallinn. There, he joined as the last artist, according to Marie N from Latvia to. He reached a penultimate ( 23 ) place with 12 points, so that Lithuania had to take a forced break in 2003.
- Aivaras (2002)
- Myliu arba tyliu (2005)
- Same Difference (2005)
- Sage & Fool (2010)