Get to know the anatomy of the cello! 2018

 Klaipėda International Violoncello Academy

28 June - 6 July


Get to know the anatomy of the cello! is a motto of the First Klaipėda International Violoncello Academy, or KIVA, encouraging and inviting young and aspiring cellists to expand their knowledge of the instrument’s possibilities and their own abilities. It will extend the ideas of the First Klaipėda International Violoncello Festival and Competition held last year. The Festival and Competition drew exceptional attention and earned rave reviews to become one of the largest and most successful events held in Klaipėda that was announced Lithuanian Capital of Culture in 2017. In an attempt to expand the cello music traditions and improve professional skills of young performers it was decided to organise the International Violoncello Academy. For a period of nine days the port city will be engulfed by the beautiful sounds of the violoncello.   

Mainly aimed at young and talented cellists, college students and senior pupils, KIVA educational programme offers superior opportunities to excel, improve professional competencies under the tutelage of celebrated professors and enrich musical experience. The Academy is intended for participants aged between 16–30 years old. Younger children who play the cello for their pleasure without high professional goals will be accepted to Suzuki Violoncello Workshop.

Play the cello – move yourself! Participants of the KIVA can start a day at the creative movement workshop and to appear in an improvised cello and dance art night.

Listen to the violoncello – enjoy the music! The Academy’s wide and manifold programme of concerts will intrigue not only participants, but also audiences. Its objective is to generate positive social and cultural environment through cello music. Concerts will be held in various venues in Klaipėda, many of them will be free of charge.

The Klaipėda International Violoncello Academy invites to participate, behold and listen!

Programme of concerts

Thursday 28 June, 7 pm, at the Klaipėda Concert Hall
Opening concert
Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn, Somei Satoh, Aulis Sallinen, Arvydas Malcys

Friday 29 June, 8 pm, at the “Raketa” Social Club
Stephan Braun (jazz cello, Germany)
Programme: jazz improvisations

Saturday 30 June, 9 pm, at the St Francis of Assisi Chapel
“Cello Stories: La Nascita del Violoncello...”

Programme: Diego Ortiz, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Domenico Gabrielli, Giuseppe Maria Jacchini, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean Barrière

Monday 2 July, 7 pm, at the Exhibition Hall of the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre
KIVA faculty in concert “Cello solos through the ages”
Programme: Jean-Louis Duport, Auguste Franchomme, Adrien-François Servais, Alfredo Piatti, David Popper, Sofia Gubaidulina, Andrzej Bauer, Jacek Grudzień, Roel Dieltiens, Algirdas Martinaitis

Tuesday 3 July, 8 pm, at the Muntifunctional Hall of the Culture Factory
Cello dance jam session

An improvised night of the cellos and dance

Wednesday 4 July, 6 pm, at the Courtyard of the Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library
MARATHON of the KIVA participants

Programme: works for solo cello, cello and piano, or cello and orchestra

Thursday 5 July, 9 pm, at the St Frances of Assisi Chapel
Closing concert I

Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Edward Elgar, Joseph Haydn, Piotr Tchaikovsky

Friday 6 July, 12 pm, at the Art Yard of the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre
Family concert
Closing event of the Suzuki cello workshop

Friday 6 July, 8 pm, at the Klaipėda Concert Hall
Closing concert II

Programme: music by various composers