Festivals

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Get to know the anatomy of the cello!

In an attempt to foster traditions of cello music and create a hub for advanced professional training of young cellists in Klaipėda, the first ever Klaipėda International Violoncello Academy (KIVA) was launched in 2018, at the initiative of cellist and Artistic Director of the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra Mindaugas Bačkus. Mainly aimed at young and talented cellists, university students and senior pupils, the academy’s educational programme offers superior opportunities for improvement and development of professional competencies under the tutelage of celebrated professors, as well as for the enrichment of their musical experience. The academy’s wide and manifold programme of concerts engages not only participants, but also the wider local community. Its objective is to generate positive social and cultural environment through cello music.