8th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AND MASTER CLASSES
July 28 – August 3, 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania
CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS - July 28 – August 3, 2019
Featuring guest artists, faculty and students, will take place a the Lithuanian Art Museums - Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Arsenalo street 3A).
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS
INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASSES - July 29 – August 3
For violin, and piano students (12 – 26 years old), and chamber ensembles will take place at Organum (Basanaviciaus street 26, Vilnius).
VIOLIN master classes: July 29 - August 3 . Prof. Lynn Chang (USA) and Prof. Ingrida Armonaite (Lithuania)
PIANO master classes: July 29 - August 2. Prof. Jonathan Bass (USA)
ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ALL STUDENTS!
We only accept a handful students due to limited space. Students will receive 2 lessons , each lesson is 1 hour long. These lesson are open to the public. Students will also be able to sit, observe and listen to all the other students participating. In addition, students will play in a students concert on Friday, August 3rd, and receive Diploma for participation.
Students should prepare at least 2 (two) works for master classes, 3 pieces are preferred.
One of the pieces should be in a concert shape. Short pieces (3 - 7 min), or a movement of the sonata. Concerti are not preferred.
Application deadline for master classes: May 31, 2019.
Participation fee: 50 Euros. Limited number of participants.
HISTORY AND GOALS
The Vivace Vilnius International Summer Music Festival, established in 2012 by Lithuanian violinist Egle Jarkova, provides opportunities for promising musicians to advance their studies, and also to enliven the summer season in the historic city of Vilnius with world-class performances that were accessible to all. The Festival’s distinguished faculty and guest artists, who represent 14 countries, performed 60 free admission concerts. In addition to public performances, the Festival welcomes promising students from music, high school, conservatory and music academy to receive instruction and career guidance. Over the last six years, Vivace Vilnius has attracted 160 international students, and is currently preparing for applications for the 2018 Festival.
In 2016, the young musicians of Vivace Vilnius Music Festival performed as guests at the international conference “Music and Music Therapy for Child and Adolescent Health”. The conference led by Dr. Lisa M. Wong featured experts in music therapy and music medicine who explored current practices in the U.S. and Lithuania and offered workshops in the practice of music healing.
Festival’s idea is to provide students free education with internationally known teachers
and make the concerts free of charge and accessible to wide range of audiences regardless their
financial ability to visit concerts otherwise.
Facts and Numbers
Since its foundation in 2012, within three years of its growing, the festival had:
180 participants (students ranging from 11 – 30 years old, average 18 y/o.)
15 faculty members
60 free of charge concerts
5 outreach concert
14 guest artists
All of the above represented 14 countries: Albania, Japan, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of
America, and Venezuela.
“VIVACE VILNIUS” PRESENTED 22 FREE ADMISSION CONCERTS AT:
National M.K.Ciurlionis Art School
Vilnius Town Hall
Museum of Applied Art
Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum
Vilnius Picture Gallery
Beatrice’s Memorial Museum
Santariskes Children Hospital*
* as a part of a presentation about music-medicine intersection made by Dr. Lisa M. Wong.