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.
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:
- 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.