6th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AND MASTER CLASSES

July 30 – August 6, 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS - July 30 – August 6

Featuring guest artists, faculty and students, will take place a the Lithuanian Art Museums, and the Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji str. 31).

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

 

INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASSES - July 31 – August 6

For violin, piano, and cello students (12 – 26 years old), and chamber ensembles will take place at the National M.K. Ciurlionis School of Arts (T. Kosciuškos str. 11).

VIOLIN master classes: July 31 - August 5.

CELLO master classes: July 31 - August 5.

PIANO master classes: August 3 - 6.

ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ALL STUDENTS!

 

Application deadline for master classes: June 15, 2017.

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 32 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 five years, Vivace Vilnius has attracted 139 international students, and is currently preparing for applications for the 2017 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.

 

ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION

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:

  • 139 participants (students ranging from 11 – 30 years old, average 18 y/o.)
  • 15 faculty members
  • 32 free of charge concerts
  • 3 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:

Photo by Diana Garbačauskienė Courtesy of "We love Lithuania"

Photo by Diana Garbačauskienė

Courtesy of "We love Lithuania"

  • 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.