Monday May 6th, 2019

“Summer Media Studio 2019: ACTOR in film“ welcomes applications

Preila, Lithuania, April 24, 2019. – Call for applications for participation in „Summer Media Studio 2019“ is now open. For the twenty-first time Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) together with Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator (AMII) organizes the international workshop for film school students and young professionals. The project will take place in Preila, Neringa peninsula, Lithuania and will lasts for two weeks – from 23rd of June to 5th of July, 2019. The application deadline is 23:59 on 10th May, 2019.

SMS focuses on the most essential and relevant subjects of films, searching for new important topics, which would explore theoretical and practical knowledge of young Audiovisual arts students in the field of the professional cinematography. It is an intensive two-week workshop, which includes theoretical part with lectures given by experienced lecturers and a practical part: filming in international crews.

The 21st edition of „Summer Media Studio“ workshop will focus on the Actor in Film. The participants will focus on director-actor collaboration on film set, the influence which actor’s presence is able to make on set, analyze different techniques of teamwork. 50 participants from all over the world will be invited to participate in a series of lectures, individual consultations, pitch their ideas for a short film, shoot, edit and present their works. The workshop will be lead by the industry proffesionals – actor Zachary Spicer (US) director, scriptwriter Jonathan Tammusz (UK) and director Marija Kavtaradzė (LT).

The participation fee for „Summer Media Studio 2019“ is 360 EUR, including tuition, accommodation, local travel and meals.

More information on the lectures, schedule, application procedure:

Media contacts: 
Vaiva Martišauskaitė, coordinator of „Summer Media Studio 2018“:
Inesa Kurklietytė, head of the project:

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Tuesday April 16th, 2019

3rd International Conference „Music And Sound Design In Film & New Media“

On 12-14 September, 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre shall be welcoming the 3rd International Conference „Music and Sound Design in Film & New Media: Soundscapes and Immersive Sound“. 

For the third time, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre is organizing the event Music and Sound in Film and New Media. Previous editions included the subtopics History and Challenges (2015) and When Theory Meets Practice (2017). Now, in 2019, the conference will focus on Soundscapes and Immersive Sound, on creating a space for researchers, composers, sound artists and teachers to share knowledge and experience and to gain practical insights into the role and tools of this particular field in the context of Music and Sound in Film and New Media.


  • Changes in the role and function of music in film/new media
  • Historical and theoretical aspects of immersive sound and soundscapes
  • Music as soundscape versus soundscape as music
  • The craft and the business of immersive sound
  • Case studies of film music and sound design practices
  • The practice of teaching soundtracks
  • Future media film sound (crossovers of film, TV and gaming, 360 video/audio, virtual reality, interactivity, personalization, etc.)

Topics are to be discussed from various perspectives – those of the composer, the director, the theorist, the industry expert, etc.

The FORMAT OF THE SYMPOSIUM consists of a series of keynotes, presentations and masterclasses over the course of 3 days, including individual breakout sessions where delegates will be able to discuss issues with presenters in more depth. We pursue a 20-min presentation + 10-min discussion model for delegates and 40-min presentation + 20-min discussion model for keynote speakers and masterclasses. The language of the conference is English.


To register for the conference, just fill in an online application form.

Deadline for submissions – June 1.

Selection of candidates – June 15.

Deadline for participant registration – July 1.

The conference fee is €150. This includes reception, coffee breaks and other conference essentials.

The structure of the 2019 event includes an International Workshop for Students (September 8-11, 2019). The symposium will start with an afternoon arrival on Wednesday, September 11 and a presentation of the workshop results in the evening. The workshop will be focusing on mixing music and sound for 360-degree (virtual reality) videos and will be conducted in the facilities of the Music Innovation Studies Centre of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

The main programme of the symposium will be supported by a rich cultural programme which will include film screenings and concerts of immersive music.

Prof. Antanas Kučinskas PhD, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee 
(conferences and topics)

Giedrė Kabašinskienė, International Projects Coordinator
(marketing, public relations and logistics)

Rima Rimšaitė, Head of International Relations
(guest and conference programme coordination)

Lect. Mantautas Krukauskas, composer, Head of Music Innovation Studies Centre

Thursday March 7th, 2019

LMTA Theatre Days 2019

On 14-24 March, 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre shall be welcoming the V International Theatre Festival LMTA Theatre Days. In programme of the festival – 12 performances of various genres created by Lithuanian, Estonian and Finnish young artists. The main stage of the festival is LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius), but performances will also be shown on other stages. 


2019 March 14, Thursday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42) 

Charon. Documentary Performance 

Director: Kristina Trinkūnaitė 
Composer: Justina Trinkūnaitė-Sungailienė 
Operator: Vytenis Jankauskas 
Music performed by Justė Burškaitytė 
Performers: Giedrė Kederytė, Kristina Trinkūnaitė 
Partner: Theatre “Atviras ratas”

In the ancient Greek mythology, Charon is a creature that sails souls of the deceased across the river of death to the world of the dead.  This task is still performed nowadays –  not by mythical creatures but by ordinary people who volunteer to stay near those who are about to leave this world. 
Charon, a documentary performance, is based on stories told by the staff, volunteers and patients of a hospice, a palliative care hospital.

Duration: 60 min. 
Première: 2018 May 17, LMTA Slushko Palace. 

2019 March 15, Friday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

The Piano Hero. Audiovisual Performance 

Performer: Marta Finkelštein (piano) 
Visualisation author: Kornelijus Jaroševičius 
Light designer: Giedrius Gurevičius 
Sound: MiSC

Francesco Filidei – Toccata 
Johannes Kreidler – Study for Piano, Audio and Video Playback 
Ferenz Liszt – Rhapsodhy Nr. 2 
John Cage – 4.33 
Henry Cowell – The Banshee 
Stefan Prins – Piano Hero #1

The Piano Hero is a research into the image and activity of the contemporary pianist. Musicologist Alex Rosso says, “The problem is not that today’s way of performing music at concerts has become desperately trite, but that music, for a way too long, has been kept constrained in the same format which is reproduced almost universally.” 
The key message of ​​The Piano Hero is to present compositions of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries that reflect the diversity of the piano repertoire along with the variable curve and wide possibilities of the pianist’s performance on the stage.

Duration: 40 min. 
Première: 2018 October 12, LMTA Balcony Theatre. 

2019 March 16, Saturday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Performance “The Actress” (University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland)

Author and perfomer: Outi Condit 
Consultant, co-author: Vincent Roumagnac  

Duration: 55 min. 
Première: 2017 October 17, University of the Arts Helsinki. 

2019 March 17, Sunday, 17:00 
Hallway next to LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

My Dear Friend. Movement Performance

Performers: Year 2B Contemporary Dance students Elmyra Ragimova, Emilija Dūdaitė, Viktorija Zobielaitė, Viktorija Ambrazaitė, Ugnė Kavaliauskaitė, Martyna Meškauskaitė, Viktoras Fedorenko, Ignas Šmitas, Ciaran Turley, Scarlett Primerose, and Year B4 Acting student Marius Gotbergas.

The performance creator and student supervisor:  Giedrė Jankauskienė.

Music: William Basinski, Tom Waits, Gorillaz, Sote.

Remind me about it. I’ve forgotten a little. And next time tell me. Just in case, so that I don’t forget. You know how it may happen… 
Remind me that, usually, I exist. But, to tell the truth, I don’t exist at all. When I’m with you, but I don’t accept you. I take a step back and want to stay with myself, but at the same time, I can’t live without being connected…unconnected… So how would it be if it were different? How to make it all correct and well?

Duration: 50 min. 
Première: 2018 December 13, Hallway next to LMTA Balcony Theatre.

2019 March 17, Sunday, 19:00 
LMTA Building 5: Theatre Factory (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius) 

Marie Cardona

Director: Agnius Jankevičius 
Author: Eleonora Baker
Acrtess: Gabrielė Ladygaitė 
Visual effects: Total Strangers Ltd 
Sound effects: Mighty God Records 
Production: Kaunas Chamber Theatre
Co-production: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Description: Once Marie gets hit on the head. Then she gets hit again. And again. 
After a while, Marie understands she has a problem and this problem opens up her eyes  – she is different from everyone else. This is how Marie’s long journey to the Society of the Right People starts. Her destination is what those whose eyes always turn red and who never get hit on the head call Feelings. 
When Eleonora Baker, the author of the play, received a proposal to write the stage adaptation of The Outsider by Albert Camus, she took a slightly different way. 
“Everyone knows Meursault, the main character of the novel; however, I’d like to raise a question. Who is Marie Cardona, Meursault’s lover, just occasionally appearing in the novel, and what happens to her? Who is she and where is she now?”

Duration: 90 min. 
Première: 2018 May 25, LMTA Theatre Factory.

2019 March 18, Monday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

PRA. Mono-performance

One-act Monoplay for an Aspiring Actor by Justas Tertelis 
Creative team: Karolis Norvilas, Viktorija Kuodytė, Giedrius Gurevičius, Justas Žilinskas.

Description: A sincere story about myself and about everyone who belongs to a captivating and magic world of the theatre that casts a spell upon us with its truths and lies.  
About an open, light-hearted and restless approach of an aspiring actor towards the theatre, here and now. About how he currently sees the theatre, what he agrees with, what and who he blames, and what seems important for him. The actor is telling us about the very beginning of the career, about his beginning of acting on the stage, about the love and responsibility for the career. Why is it hard to start? Are you born to become an actor? And, what seems the most important for an actor? 
This is what a young actor is telling us about, and his poem is so honest: 
“Dear audience, everything we create is for you. Even the advertising of a performance is for you. To grab your interest, to attract you and bring you here, where we are… And then, when the lights fade out, when you hear the music, when the curtains rise, I’ll be there standing in front of you – this will be the long-awaited beginning for me and you.” 
Yours sincerely, 
Young, Aspiring Actor.

Duration: 50 min. 
Première: 2018 April 22, LMTA Balcony Theatre. 
Instructions and warning: during the play, a stroboscopic effect and theatre smoke effect is used. 

2019 March 19, Tuesday, 16:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Discussion: Will the Young Bring the Fresh Air to the Theatre?

Moderators: theatrologist, dean of LMTA Theatre and Film faculty Elona Bajorinienė, performative arts critic Aušra Kaminskaitė.

Description: In the middle of the LMTA Theatre Days Festival, we will announce a one-day break where the participants of performing arts activities – creators, audience and theatre critics – are invited to discuss the creative processes, problems, needs, opportunities and prospects of young theatre artists. 
What are the new winds that the young artists are bringing to the Lithuanian theatre? Is young equal to new? Is new obligatory for the young? You are all welcome to discuss these and other questions.

Duration: 80 min.

2019 March 20, Wednesday, 19:00 
LMTA Building 5: Theatre Factory (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius) 

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

After a fantasy story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

Director: Milda Mičiulytė 
Performers: Arnas Danusas, Taura Kvietinskaitė

Description: The play focuses on the two most noble and indispensable to one’s morale feelings – shame and pity. A person who is able to possess them hasn’t yet lost the sense of humanity. The situation where these two feelings are analysed is loneliness deliberately chosen by a person and arrogance towards others.  What happens to a person who refuses to have human feelings?  What might encourage someone to behave like that?
The main theme revealed in the etude is the idea of ​​destruction.  A ridiculous man ruins the planet. He sins. The themes of sin and its redemption are not foreign to Dostoevsky and are emphasised on the stage to raise the key question – who can redeem a person’s sins and give this person a chance to change?

Duration: 40 min. 

2019 March 21, Thursday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42) 

Everything What’s Earthly Bespeaks Death


Creative team: Jonas Golubovskis, Džiugas Grinys

Description: I haven’t plugged my ears. Everyone else has but not me. That’s why I was the only one who’s heard everything. I haven’t covered my eyes with a cloth, either, like everyone else. That’s why I’ve seen everything. Yes, I was the only one to see and hear everything. But, unfortunately, I can’t understand anything, so what’s the point if I’m the only one who has seen and heard everything?

Duration: 60 min. 
Instructions and warning: during the play, a stroboscopic effect and theatre smoke effect is used 
Other information: I was tagged a bastard. But is it true? Not, it isn’t true. And I’m not going to prove it.

The performance Everything What’s Earthly Bespeaks Death is a laureate of the Audience Choice Award at the Stage Art Etude Competition Balkono okupacija 2018 (Occupying the Balcony 2018). 

2019 March 22, Friday, 19:00 
LMTA Building 5: Theatre Factory (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius) 

Guests: Dance Performance “Palun” (“Please”)

Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Creative team: Kaisa Kattai, Keithy Kuuspu.

Duration: 50 min.

2019 March 23, Saturday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 


Author: Motiejus Ivanauskas 
Performers: Mantas Bendžius, Andrius Alešiūnas, Povilas Jatkevičius, Deividas Breivė, Kamilė Lebedytė

Description: A meeting. Serious questions, relevant for the entire human race, are being discussed. But to be even more precise, the relationships among the people performing in this play are at once hard to define.  Such “tricks” are expected to grab the audience’s interest. Maybe they’ll seem comic, maybe not. Two different stories will gradually develop into a single theatrical mix.

Freezing is a laureate of the Stage Art Etude Competition Balkono okupacija 2018 (Occupying the Balcony 2018).

Duration: 90 min. 
Première: 2019 March 23, LMTA Balcony Theatre. 

2019 March 24, Sunday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Born for Hard Soil / Positive Minus. Dance Performances

“Born for Hard Soil”
Concept, choreography, dance: Scarlet Primrose, Viktorija Zobielaitė, Viktorija Ambrazaitė, Viktoras Fedorenko, Martyna Meškauskaitė, Marius Gotbergas
Music: Lapalux, Akkord 
Lighting: Giedrius Gurevičius

Description: “I won’t swim unless I learn to. When just born, I wasn’t able to swim. I was born for hard soil, not for water. When just born, I wasn’t able to think. I was created for life, not for thought. And the one who can think and turn his thought into action will go far. But then, he will leave the hard soil and move to water, and one day he’ll sink”.

Positive minus” 
Concept, choreography, performance: Ciaran Turtley, Emilija Dūdaitė, Elmyra Ragimova, Ignas Šmitas 
Music: Muslimgauze, Ben Frost 
Lighting: Giedrius Gurevičius

Description: “My body is like an everlasting magnet made of two opposite poles. These opposites attract each other to make one whole, but this whole doesn’t fill me with harmony”.

Duration: 50 min. 
Première: 2019 January 17,  LMTA Balcony Theatre. 

All events of the festival are free-of-charge.

Limited seating available. Priority tickets (“Balkono žetonai”/“Balcony chips”) will be distributed 30 min before the beginning of the of the play at the location of the event.

Wednesday February 20th, 2019

LMTA participates in the Vilnius Book Fair 2019

Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy participates in the Vilnius Book Fair, held on February 21-24, 2019.
Next year the international Vilnius Book Fair will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Held on February 21-24, 2019, with the slogan “20 years after” the Fair will invite the exhibitors, guests and visitors to celebrate and evaluate the changes that happened in the life of literature, and to discuss what will come next.

Since its start in the year of 2000, the International Vilnius Book Fair is the biggest and most important book fair in the Baltic states. It gives a possibility to evaluate the whole publishing market of Lithuania and the neighbouring countries. At the same time it has become the well-known cultural event in Lithuania and the main annual meeting place of publishers, authors and readers that attracts more than 60.000 visitors. The Fair is visited by the stars of the literary and culture from all over the world.

The LMTA stand is in the 3rd hall of the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO (Laisvės Ave. 5, Vilnius). Here you can find the latest news of the LMTA Publishing Center. Such as Liber continens. 1623. Facsimile edition. Editor Jonas Vilimas (Vilnius: Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija, 2018). 

The publication presented here is dedicated to a monument of Lithuanian writing – a manuscript chant book dating to the 17th–18th centuries called Liber continens gradualia cum antiphonis et quibusdam responsoriis ac prosis (“A book containing graduals with antiphons and some responsories and proses”), which is kept in the library of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. It is a leather bound cardboard cover book, 46.5 cm in height, 31 cm wide and 5.8 cm thick (at the base, up to 7 cm), weighing 4.3 kg, which started being written in around 1620 (the title page indicates the year 1623). This publication consists of a scholarly study analysing the manuscript, with illustrations and music examples, a commentary, a bibliography; a genre and alphabetical index of the chants in the book is also presented; this complex publication is concluded with the colour facsimile of the whole manuscript.  
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Monday January 14th, 2019

LMTA students played at a concert dedicated to the January Events

On 12 January, 2019, students of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre played at a concert “In Memoriam” at the Churche of St. Johns in Vilnius, dedicated to the January Events.

Students of LMTA Department of String Instruments and LMTA Departament Wind and Percussion Instruments appeared on stage alongside the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO. These students are Rūta Šeduikytė, Artūras Maniušis, Džiugas Daugirda, Agata Ursul, Vilija Bogušaitė, Kotryna Ugnė Daunytė, Jonė Barbora Laukaitytė, Beatričė Marcinkutė, Jokūbas Švambaris, Birutė Ilčiukaitė, Dovydas Bulotas, Karolis Vaičiulis, Šarūnas Pozniakovas, Aušvydas Kriščiūnas.

Programme of the concert featured Alfred Schnittke’s opus “Sutartinės”, that was created by composer immediately after the January Events. Interpretation of Schnittke’s work was prepared by compositions of NICO artistic director composer Gediminas Gelgotas (“Sanctifaction”, “Mountains. Waters (Freedom)”, “Echoes for the Thousand Years”, “Transitory”).

At the end of the concert, the National Anthem of Lithuania composed by Vincas Kudirka was played.

You can watch the concert here:

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Monday December 3rd, 2018


On 23-23 November, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre will hold the master-class of famous Finish opera soprano Soile Isokoski.

Soile Isokoski is recognized as one of the world’s finest lyric sopranos and regularly appears on the most renowned stages and concert halls. After graduating from the Sibelius Academy, she gave her début recital in Helsinki in 1986 and subsequently won a number of important international singing competitions. She made her début at the Finnish National Opera as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème and has since delighted audiences and critics alike at opera houses in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, London, Milan and Paris, at The Metropolitan Opera and at music festivals in Salzburg, Savonlinna, Edinburgh and Orange.

Soile Isokoski has worked with numerous distinguished conductors such as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernhard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev and James Levine. Her recent opera roles include Die Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Alice (Falstaff), Margarethe (Faust), Rachel (La Juive), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Desdemona (Otello), Liù (Turandot), Elsa (Lohengrin), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos). She has an extensive concert repertoire, and she regularly gives recitals with her permanent accompanist Marita Viitasalo.

Soile Isokoski’s recording, for Ondine, of Luonnotar and other orchestral songs by Sibelius with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Leif Segerstam won the 2007 BBC Music Magazine Award ‘Disc of the Year’, in addition to a MIDEM Classical Award. Her rendition of Four Last Songs and other orchestral songs by Richard Strauss with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Marek Janowski received a Gramophone Award in 2002. Her 2006 Christmas album Jouluyö, juhlayö, featuring also the YL Male Voice Choir, became a gold-winning best-seller in Finland.

In honour of her notable contribution to Finnish music, Soile Isokoski was awarded with the Pro-Finlandia medal in 2002. In September 2008, she received in Vienna the honorary title of “Österreichische Kammersängerin”.

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre regularly organised master-classes for young musicians and singers and invites renowned pedagogues and music performers from all over the world. 

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Monday December 3rd, 2018


On December 1, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) hosted the XVIII International Competition of Lithuanian Chamber Music dedicated to the 85th Anniversary of the LMTA.  

Here are the results of the competition:


Julija Bagdonavičiūtė (piano) 
Marija Pranskutė (violin) 
Deividas Dumčius (cello) 
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Indrė Baikštytė


Viktar Tsimafeyeu (saxophone)
Hanna Maryniak (piano)
Belarusian State Academy of Music  
Assoc. Prof. Žanna Varlamova

Marius Kavaliauskas (clarinet) 
Lukas Gedvilas (piano)
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Indrė Baikštytė 


Justina Šalkauskaitė (violin) 
Domas Zaborskis (clarinet) 
Evelina Kuprytė (piano)
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Lect. Ingrida Rupaitė-Petrikienė

Augustina Vizbaraitė (violin) 
Konrad Levicki (violin) 
Skaistė Žižytė (viola) 
Domantė Ramančiūnienė (cello) 
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Lect. Ingrida Rupaitė-Petrikienė


Gintarė Stasiūnaitė (cello) 
Gustas Raudonius (piano)
Music Academy of the Vytautas Didysis University  
Prof. Rimantas Armonas

Medeinė Mickevičiūtė (piano) 
Augustina Vizbaraitė (violin) 
Domantė Ramančiūnienė (cello)
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
Prof. Dalia Balsytė

Aliaksandra Batalonak (violin) 
Nadzeya Dziarnovich (piano)
Belarusian State Academy of Music  
Prof. Larisa Dziaduk

Jury: Prof. Dr. Liudmila Orlova – chair (Belarusian State Academy of Music), Prof. Valentinas Gelgotas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), Prof. Jurgis Karnavičius (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), Prof. Jonas Tankevičius (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), composers Arvydas Malcys, Anatolijus Šenderovas. 

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Tuesday September 25th, 2018

The 3rd “Doctors in Performance” reached a high note

On September 4–6, 2018, the third “Doctors in Performance” festival conference of music performance and artistic research welcomed artist-researchers from all over the world to the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

“Doctors in Performance” is a festival conference where music performers conducting artistic research at doctoral and post-doctoral levels present their artistic research in the form of recitals, concert lectures or paper presentations. The first “Doctors in Performance” festival conference was held at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki on September 4–5, 2014. The second edition took place at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), Dublin, on September 8–9, 2016.

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre hosted “Doctors in Performance 2018” in Vilnius, the event being particularly varied in terms of geography of participants. Artist-researchers from 22 countries took part in DIP this year: Latvia, Ireland, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Australia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Estonia, Norway, Catalonia, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Brazil, Serbia, France, South Africa, and Malaysia. Eleven participants represented the hosting body, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. On September 4 and 5 respectively, keynote lectures were delivered by one of the major figures in music performance studies, musicologist and pianist Prof. Dr. John Rink (University of Cambridge) and the Lithuanian composer and conductor, founder of the Lithuanian Ensemble Network Prof. Vykintas Baltakas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Maastricht Academy of Music). 72 recitals, lecture-recitals and paper presentations of researchers into musical performance were delivered during the 24 sessions of DIP 2018. Nearly half of the participants hold a PhD or Doctor of Arts degree, the remaining ones are currently doctoral students.

“Doctors in Performance 2018” was organised by HARPS, Hub for Artistic Research and Performance Studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (lead by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli). Of crucial importance was the collaboration with major institutions and communities carrying out artistic, or practice-based research and music performance studies. Representatives from Cambridge University (UK), Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Antwerp Conservatoire (Belgium), Catalonia College of Music (ESMUC), artistic doctorate schools at the Norwegian Music Academy and Estonian Music and Theatre, among others, have attended DIP 2018. Large participant delegations were sent to DIP 2018 by the conference partners, Helsinki University of the Arts Sibelius Academy, Irish Royal Academy of Music and Royal Music Academy (London), the members of DIP steering committee belonging to these institutions (Dr. Anu Vehviläinen, Dr. Markus Kuikka, Dr. Denise Neary, and Dr. Sarah Callis made a fine contribution to the event’s organisation.

Keynote lectures and those lecture-recitals taking place at the Music Innovation Studies Centre were live broadcasted and are available on MiSC LMTA YouTube channel. All presentations from the event were filmed and will constitute a virtual archive of “Doctors in Performance” – online proceedings will be published on the basis of papers delivered at the conference. The photo gallery of the event may be found on HARPS website:

HARPS info
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