2019-07-27 | Vocal masterclass with Asta Krikščiūnaitė (Soprano)

Vocal masterclass with Asta Krikščiūnaitė (Soprano)

Birštono kultūros centras

Jaunimo g. 4, Birštonas LT- 59206, LT-59206

The 7th Birštonas Summer Academy July 27 – August 5, 2019

Vocal masterclass with Asta Krikščiūnaitė (Soprano)

Birštonas is one of the oldest balneology resorts in Lithuania – it has been recorded from the Middle Ages. The combination of being in the exceptional inspiring environment of nature and sharing professional musical ideas brings wonderful results for the young musicians.

The VII Summer Academy in Birštonas is a ten days international academy of music, accepting highly-gifted, young singers, pianists, harpists and violinist who aim to make music their profession. It is a place where the individual student comes first and is inspired and cared for both musically and personally in a friendly atmosphere of intense work and wholesome, beautiful surroundings. Everyday concerts are performed exclusively by the students and teachers.

The VII Summer Arts Academy in Birštonas provides the Vocal masterclass given by Asta Krikščiūnaitė (Soprano).

Asta Krikščiūnaitė has graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music, doc. A. Vilčinskaitė’s solo singing class. She started her career in Klaipėda Music Theatre, where she played Rita’s part in G. Donizetti’s opera Rita and Monica in G. C. Menotti’s opera The Medium, which immediately attracted the audience’s and critics’ attention. For Monica’s part she was awarded the prize of Lithuanian Theatre Union in 1989. The same year she was awarded the first prize at the young performers competition in Moldavia, in 1992 a diploma at the international L. Pavarotti competition in Philadelphia (U.S.A.). In 1991-1994 the soloist studied in New York (U.S.A.) with Clair Alexander, Yves Abel and J. B. Klaviter.

A. Krikščiūnaitė has created many memorable parts in Lithuanian music theatres. Her most recent works include Kristina in G. Kuprevičius’s opera Prussians (Klaipėda Music Theatre), Margarita in Ch. Gounod’s opera Faust, Juliet in J. Offenbach’s opera Tales of Hoffmann, Mikaela in G. Bizet’s opera Carmen (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre). A. Krikščiūnaitė is often invited to sing in the Estonian National Opera, Tallinn. Estonian critics have approvingly responded to her parts - Angelica in G. Puccini’s opera Sister Angelica, Elisabeth in G. Verdi’s opera Don Carlo and Elvira in G. Verdi’s opera Ernani. In 2004, she was honoured with the Order of White Star for her contribution to Estonian culture. In 2005 she was awarded the Gold Disc Award by the Lithuanian Musicians Union.

The genres of opera, oratory, cantata or song are equally important in the singer’s repertoire. She sings solo parts in St. Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach, Dixit Dominus by G. F. Handel, Christ by F. Liszt, Requiem by W. A. Mozart and G. Verdi, Te Deum by A. Bruckner, Requiem and Stabat Mater by A. Dvorak, IX symphony by L. van Beethoven, Glagolitic Mass (Mša Glagolskaja) by L. Janaček. A. Krikščiūnaitė has been giving concerts with various symphony and chamber orchestras in Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, France, U.S.A. She sang under the baton of Lord Yehudi Menuhin (Great Britain), Mstislav Rostropovich (Russia), Juozas Domarkas, Saulius Sondeckis (Lithuania), Paul Mägi, Arvo Volmer, Andreas Mustonen (Estonia), Ingo Ernst Reihl, Pavel Berman (Spain), M. Sidlin (U.S.A.). In 1999 and 2001 she sang at the final concerts of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra’s season under the baton of the artistic director of Warsaw National Philharmonic Kazimierz Kord.

The singer interprets chamber music in an especially admirable way, which she performs with her regular partner pianist A. Kisieliūtė. The musicians have prepared several concert programmes, recorded two audio tapes, a compact disc. They often participate in radio and television programmes, tour abroad (U.S.A., Sweden, Germany, Poland, Russia, Poland), participate in international festivals.

Since 2005, she has taught singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Head of Singing Department (since 2016), inspirer, organiser and member of juries of many Lithuanian musical events and vocal competitions. In 2011 he received the Lithuanian National Prize.

The Academy includes recital, daily masterclasses and concludes with a student recital. Practice time and private instruction will also be available throughout the week.

Registration dead line: 20 June 2019

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Courses Price: 200 Eur

Accomodation Price: 150 Eur (
Meal Price: 120 Eur

Contact information:
Address: Lithuanian Musicians’ Union
Gedimino pr. 32–2, LT-01104 Vilnius
Tel. +370 625 73652

SWEDBANK, AB, kodas 73000
Banko sąskaitos nr.: LT51 7300 0100 0245 0037

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