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Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Lithuanian chamber music – in recordings of LMTA graduates and concerts

To maintain the tradition of promoting Lithuanian music, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) is pleased to announce the recordings of sonatas for violin and piano by famous Lithuanian composers of the 20th century and invite to two exceptional concerts. On August 1 at the Paliesius Manor and August 7 at the LMTA Great Hall, soloists Simona Venslovaitė (violin) and Veronika Kopjova (piano), who are frequent music performers in Lithuania and abroad, will play chamber music by Juozas Gruodis, Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis, Stasys Vainiūnas, Povilas Dikčius, Julius Juzeliūnas, and Justinas Bašinskas. And what is more: on August 2-6, these works will be recorded by sound directors and a Grammy Awards nominees Vilius Keras and Aleksandra Kerienė.

Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor by Juozas Gruodis (1922), Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor by Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis (1935), Sonata for Violin and Piano op. 38 by Stasys Vainiūnas (1971), Small Sonata for Violin and Piano by Povilas Dikčius (1971), Sonata for Violin and Piano by Julius Juzeliūnas (1972), Sonata for Violin and Piano by Justinas Bašinskas (1977) — all these works belong to the Golden Funds of the 20th -century Lithuanian chamber music and were last recorded over 30 years ago, while some of them have never been released as CDs. This has led to the poor appreciation and accessibility of these Lithuanian chamber music masterpieces to a wider audience in Lithuania and abroad.

Yet, the memories of the atmosphere and musical life of those times shared by earlier performers of these musical pieces as well as their colleagues have not faded: these reflections are particularly valuable when we want to come up with the interpretation of the works as skilfully as possible to follow the composers’ intentions. As a result, we have welcomed the idea to not only perform and record the works but also engage in a lively discussion with the experts of this repertoire —prominent Lithuanian chamber musicians and LMTA professors— pianist Irena Uss-Armonienė; cellist Rimantas Armonas; violinist Petras Kunca; violist, conductor, and musicologist Donatas Katkus; and violinist Simona Venslovaitė and pianist Veronika Kopjova, LMTA graduates who are preparing the performance (the discussion was led by Gerūta Griniūtė).

The ardent recording sessions are going to take place on August 2-6 at the Horseshoe Concert Hall of the Paliesius Manor which is more and more often preferred by world-class musicians as the venue for their recordings. The performers of the musical works — Simona Venslovaitė and Veronika Kopjova are LMTA graduates pursuing a career in Austria and Germany. Simona Venslovaitė plays with Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert (artistic director Peter Burwik), a contemporary music ensemble in Vienna, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra (artistic director Clemens Schuldt) in the first violin section. Pianist Veronika Kopjova teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and is a member of the contemporary music ensemble Platypus. The recordings will feature exceptional instruments: the admirable Steinway & Sons concert piano and the especially valuable mid-18th century Florentine violin by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli. The sound director is Vilius Keras who has been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award several times and whose recorded albums have been featured in international record catalogues (including Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s Deutsche Grammophon recordings).

The programme will also be available as a live event: August 1, 2 p.m. –  Paliesius Manor (featuring sonatas by K. V. Banaitis, J. Juzeliūnas, J. Bašinskas and J. Gruodis); August 7, 5 p.m. – the Great Hall of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre located in the very central part of Vilnius (the programme includes sonatas by J. Gruodis, P. Dikčius, and S. Vainiūnas). The events are free of charge.

The recordings and concerts are part of project Juozas Gruodis, Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis, Stasys Vainiūnas, Povilas Dikčius, Julius Juzeliūnas, Justinas Bašinskas: the most important sonatas for violin and piano by Lithuanian composers of the 20th century carried out by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The project encourages studies, performance, and promotion of the most significant Lithuanian chamber music repertoire of the 20th century in Lithuania and worldwide. The Paliesius Manor is the Project partner. The Project is sponsored by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.

LMTA information
2021 07 20

Thursday June 24th, 2021

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

On August 17-20, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) invites doctoral students at the LMTA and other higher education institutions to Summer School for Doctoral Students in Art and Art Studies that is to take place at the LMTA Klaipėda Faculty. 

Schedule

The aim of the Summer School is to make the paradigm of artistic research site-specific for the domain of Lithuanian scientific and artistic research by expanding the concept of artistic research and honing doctoral students’ skills of developing artistic projects of higher quality and presenting them. In the last decade, artistic research, having notably escalated within the international cultural, scientific, and educational environment, promotes the appearance of new cultural and artistic products, a closer connection between artists and society, smoother development of creative innovations, and enables a more efficient cooperation between researchers and artists.

Summer School seminars and lectures present the major trends in artistic research at European higher education institutions and discuss issues arising in the process of the development of final art projects. The participants will be introduced to the strategies and methodologies for the development and modelling of such projects.

Alongside artistic research, the School will contribute to the improvement of general research competencies by enabling doctoral students to participate in seminars on academic ethics and creative writing. The academic ethics course will help the participants to gain a thorough understanding of the values and ethical principles researchers must follow; identify key ethical dilemmas; learn how to minimise misconduct in research by analysing liability and sanctions for violating research ethics; learn how to apply guidelines of ethical behaviour; and build up public trust in science. The creative writing seminar will analyse, both theoretically and practically, the possibilities of applying creative writing in artistic research. Summer School graduates will be sharing their achievements and experiences of how doctoral studies have helped them attain their creative goals.

Summer school will enable the participants — doctoral students at the LMTA and other institutions — to take part in seminars led by the most outstanding LMTA and foreign scholars and researchers, listen to their presentations, present their own research, master competencies related to academic ethics and creative writing, develop joint artistic and scientific research and to implement its dissemination.

The project is funded by the Research Council of Lithuania.

LMTA information 
7 June, 2021

Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

LMTA GRADUATION CEREMONY IN VILNIUS AND KLAIPĖDA

June 22, 23 and July 2, of 2021, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) organizes the Graduation Ceremony for LMTA bachelors and masters of arts. 

Schedule

2021 June 22, Tuesday, 12:00
LMTA Klaipėda Faculty Concert Hall (K. Donelaičio 4, Klaipėda)
Diplomas will be awarded for graduates of the Klaipėda Faculty 

2021 June 22, Tuesday, 13:00
LMTA Building 1, Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius). Live stream on www.tv.lmta.lt 
Diplomas – for graduates of the Music Faculty: Departments of Vocal Performance, Piano, Organ and Harpsichord, Accompaniment

2021 June 22, Tuesday, 15:00
LMTA Building 1, Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius). Live stream on www.tv.lmta.lt 
Diplomas – for graduates of the Music Faculty: Departments of Accordion, Folk Instruments, Ethomusicology, Musicology, Choir Conducting, Conducting

2021 June 23, Wednesday, 13:00
LMTA Building 1, Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius). Live stream on www.tv.lmta.lt 
Diplomas – for graduates of the Music Faculty: Departments of Wind and Percussion Instruments, Composition

2021 June 23, Wednesday, 15:00
LMTA Building 1, Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius). Live stream on www.tv.lmta.lt 
Diplomas – for graduates of the Music Faculty: Departments of String Instruments, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz

2021 July 2, Friday, 17:00
LMTA Building 1, Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius). Live stream on www.tv.lmta.lt 
Diplomas – for graduates of the Faculty of Theatre and Film: Departments of Film and Television, Acting and Directing, Art History and Theory, Dance and Movement; Art Management Division

June 9, 2021 

Monday June 7th, 2021

Apply to the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre!

On June 1 starts the centralized admission to bachelor and master studies. Entrance examinations will be organised remotely at the Academy between June 14 and August 2. EU citizens will be admitted in the same order as citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, and candidates may apply for a state-funded study place. 

* To the LMTA entrance examinations are invited all applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility during the preliminary application

Online application form (Centralised admission online application form) shall be completed no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the entrance examinations. The Timetable of entry examinations and consultations please find HERE

The entry application includes:
1) documents (originals) witnessing secondary education (for bachelor studies), or a university Bachelor’s degree (diploma and its supplement; for master studies), or copies certified by a Notary Public,
2) recognition of education gained in a foreign country (for bachelor studies), recognition of a Bachelor’s qualification (for master studies): certificate issued by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education concerning equivalents of subjects and transfer of grades (more information at www.skvc.lt), 
3) certificate in level of English or Russian language proficiency (at least B1), 
4) copy of passport (or ID card), 4) certificate in level of English or Russian language proficiency (at least B1),
5) payment receipt of administration fee,
6) 1 photo. 

Regulations for student admission in 2021

More information: Admission to LMTA

June 1, 2021 

Tuesday May 25th, 2021

EMBASSY OF SWEDEN AND LMTA JOINT CELEBRATION CONCERT PLANNED

On May 25, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre had the honour to welcome Ms Inger Buxton, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Lithuania, who together with LMTA Rector, Prof. Zbignevas Ibelgauptas discussed the plan of holding a joint concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment and the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations of Lithuania and the Nordic Countries.

The concert has been scheduled for 29 October 2021 to take place at the Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania and feature the LMTA Symphony Orchestra (director Assoc. Prof. Martynas Staškus). The programme is expected to include works by composers from the Nordic countries — Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway — and Lithuania. The concert is going to feature LMTA students as soloists.  

During the visit, the Ambassador and First Secretary Emil Lidén were introduced to the concert programme by Head of the LMTA Art Centre Ana Ablamonova. The follow-up conversation at the Rector’s Office led to an idea of ​​ performing the concert programme for a second time, organising a short concert tour or giving an additional concert in the regions of Lithuania. The idea received support from the participants of the discussion; however, time will show whether it will be implemented.

The official part was followed by a tour of the LMTA halls and spaces for events and performances — The Great Hall, the Balcony Theatre, and the Julius Juzeliūnas Spatial Sound Sphere.

LMTA information 
Beata Baublinskienė
May 25, 2021

Wednesday May 19th, 2021

Klaipėda Faculty celebrates 50th anniversary. Discover. Learn. Experience.

The LMTA Klaipėda Faculty that merged with the LMTA just several years ago celebrates its 50th anniversary! The Klaipeda Faculty —a leader of performing arts studies in Western Lithuania —is to reveal its artistic identity throughout a series of celebration events that are going to take place for almost a month (May 19-June 18) under the motto Discover. Learn. Experience

Established in 1971, the Music Faculties in Klaipėda became part of the then Lithuanian State Conservatory in 1975. For 22 years, until 1997, the Faculties offered education to music education professionals, choreographers, and directors of amateur theatres. In 1997–2018, the Faculties were a subdivision of the Klaipėda University and eventually were transformed into the Academy of Arts of the Klaipėda University. In 2018, the Klaipėda Faculty again joined the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, thus becoming one of the three LMTA faculties, alongside the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Theatre and Film. 

The 50th Anniversary programme was opened in the morning of May 19 at the KF Learning Theatre by the performance Įkrauti (Charged), the final exam of the third-year students in Directing (lecturer Darius Rabašauskas).  On May 20, the courtyard of the Klaipeda faculty hosted a concert Let’s Make Music Together featuring students of Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts, Klaipėda Stasys Šimkus Conservatory, and those of the LMTA Klaipėda Faculty (KF). 

On May 22, 6 pm, the students in Vocal Performance and students in Folk Instruments (the KF Department of Music) together with the students of the KF Department of Dance are holding a concert May the Lithuanian Music Play. The event is to take place in the Klaipėda Sculpture Park near the Klaipėda Centre of National Cultures. If the weather does not permit for the outside event, the concert will take place in the LMTA KF Concert Hall. 

May 26 invites you to as many as three (!) events. At 1 pm, the KF fourth-year students in Acting are going to present a visual performance of objects The Road of Love based on Rumi’s poetry (director Karolina Jurkštaitė). The performance takes place at Room 459 of the Klaipėda Faculty. At 5 pm, the KF courtyard holds a musical performance Tabulas musica (created by director Professor Valentinas Masalskis and composer Associate Professor Nijolė Sinkevičiūtė) by the KF second-year students in Acting. If the weather does not permit for the outside event, the performance will be held in the LMTA KF Concert Hall. At 6 pm, students in Vocal Performance, Piano, and String Instruments (the KF Department of Music) hold a concert Magic of the Classic open to all the citizens of the Klaipeda City. Weather permitting, the concert will take place in the courtyard of Klaipėda County Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library (otherwise, the lobby of the 1st floor of the library). 

On May 27, 6 pm, the KF Learning Theatre is to show a contemporary drama performance (director Kornelija Krasilnikovaitė) by the fourth-year students in Acting based on Caryl Churchill’s play Love and Information. 

The last weekend of May, the 29th and 30th, from 12 to 6 pm, invites the audience to Martynas Mažvydas Alley in Klaipėda to enjoy performances Fifty Instances of Culture by Year 1 students in Directing. 

On June 3, 6 pm, students and graduates of the LMTA KF Department of Music will boost your mood with a real jazz fiesta Let’s Play Jazz that is to take place at the Raketa Social Club of the Creative Incubator Kultūros fabrikas. 

On June 8, 6 pm, the LMTA KF Juozas Gudavičius Hall hosts contemporary dance compositions Sapnai (Dreams) by the students of the KF Dance Department (directed by Associate Professor Agnija Šeiko). 

To echo the opening, the KF 50th Anniversary celebration programme also closes with a staged performance. On June 18, 11 am, the LMTA KF Year 1 students in Directing and Acting are to present their final exam performance (Tik)ėjimas (lecturer Darius Rabašauskas). The performance takes place in Room 211 of the LMTA Klaipeda Faculty. 

All the events are free; however, registration is required. The number of spectators at the events will be limited in compliance with the instructions of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in force on that day. Please follow the information on the Facebook page of the LMTA Klaipėda faculty regarding possible amendments to the programme. 

LMTA information 
May 21, 2021 

Tuesday May 4th, 2021

“SUMMER MEDIA STUDIO 2021“ REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Call for applications for participation in Summer Media Studio 2021 is now open. For the twenty-third 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 Pervalka, Neringa peninsula, Lithuania and will lasts for two weeks – from the 23rd of June to the 5th of July, 2021.

The application deadline is 23:59 on the 20th May, 2021.

Summer Media Studio (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.

Each year SMS is dedicated to a different aspect of audiovisual industry. SMS 2021 is inviting the participants to explore location scouting curiosities in the unique landscape of Neringa and Klaipėda. There are no limits on film genre – the inspiration is all that matters! Workshop surroundings offers wide selection of locations, from sandy beaches by the Baltic sea and small villages by the lagoon to truly urbanistic streets of Klaipėda or historical vibe of the city’s oldtown with it’s neoclassic architecture.

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 workflow of film making will be guided by industry professionals, tutors: director and producer Jonathan Tammuz (GB/CA), producer Paul Nethercott (US) and composer Mantautas Krukauskas (LT).

The participation fee for Summer Media Studio 2021 is 300 EUR, including tuition, accommodation, local travel and meals.

More information on the lectures, schedule, application procedure: http://www.summermediastudio.lt

For more information: Vaiva Martišauskaitė, coordinator of Summer Media Studio 2021: summermediastudio@lmta.lt

Organizers information
2021 05 04 

Wednesday April 28th, 2021

Three-Party Online Concert to Precede ANMAtalks Meeting

On April 26, ANMA (The Association of Nordic Music Academies) rectors, international office coordinators, and students met remotely in ANMAtalks. The meeting was preceded with a three-party improvisation music concert — the first in the region to be open to public and using a low-latency and high-quality audio and video transmission system LoLa.

The event ran on LoLa version 2.0 that enabled three remotely located musicians to perform simultaneously. Back in 2020, LoLa founders were the first in world to launch the trials of three-party performances. While the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre has been using technologies for remote music teaching and performing since 2011, it started working with LoLa in 2018 by applying a 10 Gb connection and other specialised equipment provided by LITNET — the Lithuanian Research and Education Network — particularly for such simultaneous real-time performances.

Sound Director of the LMTA Music Innovation Studies Centre Vytenis Gadliauskas, an internationally competitive specialist of audio-visual and network systems who takes part in international strategic partnership and European GEANT network projects, provided the ANMA partners with a unique opportunity to demonstrate high-quality audio and video remote music performance in real time. The short improvisational piece was performed by percussionist Dominykas Snarskis (LMTA MA student in Contemporary Music), pianist Jaak Siik (the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre), and cellist Teemu Mastovaara (Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland).

The recording of the performance is available here.

LMTA information 
2021 04 28

Friday April 9th, 2021

Call for papers: 21st International Music Theory Conference “Principles of Music Composing”

On 17–19 November 2021, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Lithuanian Composers’ Union organize the 21st International Music Theory Conference “Principles of Music Composing: phenomenon of creativity”. 


Lithuanian Composers’ Union 
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The 21st International Music Theory Conference 
Principles of Music Composing: phenomenon of creativity 
17–19 November 2021, Vilnius

The 21st international music theory conference “Principles of Music Composing” focuses on the phenomenon of creativity. The topic covers a wide field of research, the new perspectives of which open up only via interdisciplinary inquiries across different areas (arts, psychology, philosophy, socio-cultural sciences, etc.).

The intention of the conference is to consider the already uncovered attributes of creativity (flow by Csikszentmihalyi, fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration by Guilford, creative synthesis by Wundt, creative visualisation, etc.) in the context of compositional practice. In addition, a breakthrough of new concepts and ideas is expected in this area, which is both theoretically and practically unexhausted yet. From this point of view, phenomenal creativity of the famous Lithuanian composer and artist M. K. Čiurlionis (1875–1911) is worth discussing on the 110th anniversary of his death.

                      Suggested subtopics:

  • The phenomenon of creativity and composing: theoretical, philosophical, psychological, etc. aspects. 
  • From the creative process to the result: preconditions, stages, and continuity of the work. 
  • Realisation of a musical work as a whole: 
    – from an idea to a detail; 
    – a work as a result of a synthesis; 
    – a work as a combinatorial play; 
    – a work as a set of derivatives for the selected pattern; 
    – a work as transformation of a template into a new quality.
  • Differentiation of creative intentions and their coexistence (novelty, originality vs. continuity of tradition, communication, identity).
  • Specifics of creative work as a medium for creativity (individual work vs. collaboration; acoustic music composition vs. studio/electronic composition; etc.).
  • The role of a performer for the creative process and the end result.
  • Interdisciplinary and inter-sensory interaction (acoustic visualisation vs. visual audialisation; inter-sensory conversion; etc.).
  • Cultural, social, philosophical criteria, prototypes, ideals of creativity (genius – profane; master; visionary; etc.).
  • The phenomenon of M. K. Čiurlionis’s creativity: a unique case of interaction between different fields of art.

Paper proposals (abstract and a short biography) should be sent by email: pmc.lmta@gmail.com. The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of full presentation is limited to 20–25 minutes. The main language of the conference is English.

The deadline for proposal submissions is the 1st of September, 2021. Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the scholarly committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in the second half of September 2021.

The participation fee is 20 Euros.

In case of social restrictions, the conference will be held online.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in the annual peer reviewed scientific journal “Principles of Music Composing”.

Scientific committee of the conference:

Prof. dr. Pavel PUŞCAŞ (Music Academy Cluj-Napoca, Romania) 
Prof. Miloš Zatkalik (University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia) 
Prof. Roger Redgate (Goldsmiths, University of London, England) 
Dr. Bert Van Herck (New England Conservatory of Music, USA) 
Dr. Jānis Petraškevičs (Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Latvia) 
Dr. Martin Vishnick (United Kingdom) 
Prof. dr. Rimantas Janeliauskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) 
Prof. dr. Antanas Kučinskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) 
Assoc. prof. dr. Mārtiņš Viļums (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) 
Assoc. prof. dr. Marius Baranauskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)

2021 04 09

Thursday April 8th, 2021

LMTA to Hold Long-Established Competitions for Singers

LMTA Honorary Doctor Stasys Baras Foundation Award Competition for Singers and the 21st Vincė Jonuškaitė-Zaunienė Competition for Female Singers: these competitions organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre have already become a tradition and are to take place on 19-20 April, 2021.

The events will be held online. While the singers will be performing on the stage of the LMTA Great Hall, the audience can enjoy their performances in real time via tv.lmta.lt platform.

The competitions are open to the LMTA students only.

In 2020, the music community celebrated the birth centenary of Lithuanian tenor Stasys Baras, an acclaimed opera singer, a famous member of the Lithuanian community in the USA, and Honorary Doctor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. LMTA Honorary Doctor Stasys Baras Award Competition for Singers is held to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Stasys Baras. First taking place in 1997 and having been held since then, this competition is one of the oldest not only among the contests held at the Academy but among those organised for Lithuanian male singers, in general. Its most famous laureates are Edgaras Montvidas, Kostas Smoriginas, Tadas Girininkas, Eugenijus Chrebtovas, Merūnas Vitulskis and many other experienced and young singers of Lithuania.

Lithuanian opera soloist, tenor Stasys Baranauskas-Baras was born in 1920 in a small village of Mierčiai, Vilkaviškis district (the south-west of Lithuania). He entered the Kaunas Conservatory to study vocal performance and also attended classes of Lithuanian baritone Jonas Būtėnas. Stasys Baranauskas-Baras made his debut in 1943 in Kaunas; however, a year later, left Lithuania and continued mastering his vocal skills as well as performing in Germany, Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy) and Chicago (the USA). In 1949, Chicago became his second home; yet, he continued giving performances all around the world: in Europe, Australia, and across the United States. The tenor also performed in the Lithuanian opera of Chicago and made vinyl recordings.

In 1958, Stasys Baranauskas-Baras started a career at the Standard Federal Bank of Chicago; from 1983 to 1998, was a member of the Board of Directors of the bank. In 1991, he organised a two-week Lithuanian music festival in Chicago: this event also hosted the 7th Lithuanian Song Celebration of the Lithuanians of the USA and Canada.

In 1977, Stasys Baranauskas-Baras joined of the Lithuanian Foundation; later – acted as its Board member; and for six times (1982–1985; 1988–1991) was elected the Lithuanian Foundation Board Chairman.

In 1997, Stasys Baranauskas-Baras established Stasys Baras Foundation Award for Young Lithuanian Singers. In 2000, he was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Singer and patron Stasys Baranauskas-Baras died in Oak Brook, the suburbs of Chicago in 2006.

Stasys Baras Foundation Award Competition is held not only to commemorate the famous tenor: it also makes his life meaningful and relevant nowadays. This year, the total fund of USD 2.250 will be divided among the three best male singers.

As for female singers, they are invited to participate in the Vincė Jonuškaitė-Zaunienė Competition that has been organised by the LMTA since 2000. This year, we will be able to enjoy the event for the twenty-first time. The Vydūnas Youth Foundation, the sponsor of the event, has assigned EUR2.000 for the prizes. Vincė Jonuškaitė-Zaunienė (1901–1997) was the most expressive Carmen of the interwar opera and a most memorable performer of other mezzo-soprano roles. After the WWII, she moved to the USA becoming an active member of the musical world of the American Lithuanians.

For over twenty years, the laureates of the Vincė Jonuškaitė-Zaunienė Competition for Female Singers have made a successful career both in Lithuania and abroad. These are, among others, Asmik Grigorian, Jurgita Adamonytė, Raminta Vaicekauskaitė, Viktorija Miškūnaitė, and Lina Dambrauskaitė.

Each year, the two competitions bring up more and more new names that deserve the attention of the audience, and, naturally, young singers find these competitions a valuable event, worth taking part in.  

LMTA Honorary Doctor Stasys Baras Foundation Award Competition for Singers take place on 19 April, 2021 from 12 amThe 21st Vincė Jonuškaitė-Zaunienė Competition for Female Singers take place on 20 April, 2021 from 12 am

LMTA information 
2020 04 12 

Events

2021/08/01

LITHUANIAN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 

2021 August 1, Sunday, 14:00

Paliesius Manor (Dvaro 7, Paliesius village, Mielagėnai eyre, Ignalina district)

LITHUANIAN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 

SIMONA VENSLOVAITĖ – violin
VERONIKA KOPJOVA – piano

Free entrance, but the registration is required by the e-mail info@paliesiausdvaras.lt


PROGRAMME

Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis (1896–1963)
Sonata for violin and piano in D minor (1935) 

Julius Juzeliūnas (1916–2001)
Sonata for violin and piano (1972) 

Justinas Bašinskas (1923–2003)
Sonata for violin and piano (1977) 

Juozas Gruodis (1884–1948)
Sonata for violin and piano in D minor (1922)


The recordings and concerts are part of project Juozas Gruodis, Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis, Stasys Vainiūnas, Povilas Dikčius, Julius Juzeliūnas, Justinas Bašinskas: the most important sonatas for violin and piano by Lithuanian composers of the 20th century carried out by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The project encourages studies, performance, and promotion of the most significant Lithuanian chamber music repertoire of the 20th century in Lithuania and worldwide. The Paliesius Manor is the Project partner. The Project is sponsored by the Lithuanian Council for Culture. More

2021/08/07

LITHUANIAN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 

2021 August 7, Saturday, 17:00

LMTA Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

LITHUANIAN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT 

SIMONA VENSLOVAITĖ – violin
VERONIKA KOPJOVA – piano

PROGRAMME

Juozas Gruodis (1884–1948)
Sonata for violin and piano in D minor (1922) 

Povilas Dikčius (1933–1991) 
Small Sonata for violin and piano (1971)

Stasys Vainiūnas (1909–1982) 
Sonata for violin and piano op. 38 (1971)

Free entrance: registration by e-mail menas@lmta.lt


The recordings and concerts are part of project Juozas Gruodis, Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis, Stasys Vainiūnas, Povilas Dikčius, Julius Juzeliūnas, Justinas Bašinskas: the most important sonatas for violin and piano by Lithuanian composers of the 20th century carried out by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The project encourages studies, performance, and promotion of the most significant Lithuanian chamber music repertoire of the 20th century in Lithuania and worldwide. The Paliesius Manor is the Project partner. The Project is sponsored by the Lithuanian Council for Culture. More

2021/09/30

45TH LMTA SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

2021 September 30, Thursday

LMTA Building 1 (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

45TH LMTA SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE “TRANSNATIONALISM AND ART: NEIGHBORHOOD, BORDERS, CONFINES”

Paper proposals (abstract and a short biography) should be sent by email: mokslas@lmta.lt. The abstract must not exceed 100 words. The duration of full presentation is limited to 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes for questions). The main language of the conference is Lithuanian.

The deadline for proposal submissions is the 10th of September, 2021. 

2021/10/28 - 2021/10/31

PIANO COMPETITION “LISZTOFONIJA-3” 

2021 October 28, Thursday

LMTA Building 1: Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

PIANO COMPETITION “LISZTOFONIJA-3” 

To the 210th anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Liszt


2021 October 29, Friday

Paliesiaus Manor (Dvaro 7, Paliesius village, Mielagėnai eyre, Ignalina disctrict)

PROF. MŪZA RUBACKYTĖ’S MASTER CLASS FOR THE LAUREATES


2021 October 30, Saturday

Paliesiaus Manor (Dvaro 7, Paliesius village, Mielagėnai eyre, Ignalina disctrict)

LAUREATES’ CONCERT


2021 October 31, Sunday

LMTA Building 1: Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

AUDIO / VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE LAUREATES’ PROGRAMMES