Jauna Muzika, one of Lithuania’s oldest festivals dedicated to artists working with sound and music as a form of experimental art, celebrates its 30th annual edition in Vilnius, 14–18 September 2022. The program centres around this year's main theme, Actions, and their historical, philosophical and scientific interpretations.
The residence will take place 20 June through 2 July, 2022. The two selected composers are expected to work individually during the first week, while during the following seven days they will rehearse together with the Melos. The concluding performance will take place in Church of Saint Mary's Scapular in Druskininkai.
The 21st international music theory conference “Principles of Music Composing” (17–19 November 2021, Vilnius) 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.).
This Friday, April 30, a long-awaited premiere is to be streamed on lrt.lt, the website of the Lithuanian public broadcaster, in the form of the concert that will feature the winning music of the Vox Juventutis Competition performed by the Jauna Muzika Choir. The show will crown the 14th contest which ended almost one year ago, but whose concluding performance had to be rescheduled several times due to the pandemic.
On 26 March 2021, during the live online broadcast, best pieces of music written by Lithuanian composers in 2020 were announced. The competition included five categories in which four composers were named winners, in addition to two other prizes, one for the best young composer and the other for the composition voted best by general public.
This spring Estonian Music Days will host the first Baltic Music Days in Tallinn and Tartu (22.04. – 02.05.2021). A festival dedicated to Baltic contemporary music was initiated by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Composers' Unions. An umbrella organization the Baltic Contemporary Music Network was established in 2019 with an aim to jointly develop the international visibility of outstanding Baltic musicians and composers.
The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Musicologists’ Section of the Lithuanian Composers’ Union are happy to invite to the international conference “Typologies of Music Signification: Retrospective and Perspective” that will take place at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, on October 21–23, 2021.
Vox Juventutis, a fourteenth competition of choral music for young composers, has changed its format this year due to the quarantine in that the final concert, usually held in early June, has been postponed and the winners have been selected online rather than during a traditional live performance of the submitted pieces.
April 20 was the deadline in the online vote to select the best pieces of music written in 2019 by Lithuanian composers. Shrî by Egidija Medekšaitė came out as the listeners’ choice with 10,813 votes. A total of 87 compositions written by Lithuanian composers and representing different genres, from miniatures to large-scale and interdisciplinary pieces, had been submitted for the competition.