News from Lithuania

The Activity of the Chamber Music Ensembe of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

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Masterclasses of prof. Avedis Kouyoumdjian (UDK Wien, 05-08 of May) and of members of ARTIS string quartet (Austria, 19-23 of May) took place. Masterclasses attracted interest among students, prof. Kouyoumdjian worked with 13 ensembles and 20 ensembles came to the masterclasses of the members of ARTIS quartet.

A beautiful example of partnership of ECMTA members was the final exams of the year 2011 (19-23 of May) where colleagues from Academy of Gdansk where asked to be the heads of the juries: prof. Ana Prabucka-Firlej was a head of chamber music jury and prof. Krzysztof Sperski was the head of string quartet jury.

Trio CLAVIOLA (class of prof. Julius Andrejevas) won the first prize in the 12th International Academic Music Competition JŪRMALA 2011 (Latvia, 24-28 of May, head of the jury prof. Alexander Bonduriansky, member of the jury prof. Gunta Sproge).

The string quartet TOTO (class of prof. AugustinasVasiliauskas) participated in the festival Lycka Kammarmusik (Sweden, 3-10 of July, invited by prof. Per Lundberg) and in the courses of Academy Musicale de Villecroze (France, 12-22 of July).

Both of these quartets participated in the courses of Internationale Sommerakademie Pragwienbudapest (Austria, 16-28 of August)

The department organized cycle of chamber music concerts in LAMT (27-30 of April), where the students of prof. Petras Kunca (27th of April, Concert hall), prof. Dalia Balsytė (29th of April, Chamber hall) and the students of the department (28th Concert hall, 30th Juozas Karosas hall) performed.

Also, the concerts of students of the Department took place on 11th of April and 05 of May in the Concert hall of LAMT.

Prof. G. Sproge (Latvia) was asked to lead the masterclasses on 30th of November to 4th of December and to be a member of the jury of 11th Lithuanian Composers' Chamber Music Competition on 3rd of December 2011.

Report from the Head of the Chamber Music department prof. Dalia Balsytė

Tutors of TOTO string quartet:

  • Sweden: Per Lunderg, Liv Hilde Klokk (Oslo quartet)
  • France: Hatto Beyerle, Ferenc Rados
  • Austria: Internationale Sommerakademie
  • Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartett)
  • Evgenia Epshtein (Aviv Quartet)
  • Márta Gulyás
  • András Keller (Keller Quartet)
  • Avedis Kouyoumdjian
  • Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartett)
  • Petr Prause (Talich Quartet)
  • Peter Schumayer (Artis Quartett)
  • Jan Talich (Talich Quartet)

TOTO String Quartet

Final exam jury