VIVACE VILNIUS FESTIVAL
History and Goals
In 2012, Egle Jarkova founded a music festival at her home country Lithuania called
International Summer Music Festival “Vivace Vilnius”. This festival offers intensive master
classes for young professional musicians and presents concerts performed by the faculty and
guest artists from all around the world.
Intended for advanced music school, high school, conservatory or music academy
students looking to pursue a professional music career, the festival aims to improve participant’s
creative thinking and their learning process. Students learn to become better observers and
listeners. From master classes and studio classes, to students’ performances and faculty concerts,
festival encourages students to come eager to learn, explore and share their ideas with peers and
teachers. During this time students get to establish new connections and create valuable
Festival’s faculty members come from USA representing American musical culture and
esthetics to the participants and concert attendees. These guests are leaders in the musical world
with extensive experience as pedagogues, soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians.
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:
115 participants (students ranging from 11 – 30 years old, average 18 y/o.)
15 faculty members
28 free of charge concerts
2 outreach concert
13 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.
Photo by Diana Garbačauskienė
Courtesy of "We love Lithuania"