Klaipėda International Cello Festival and Competition

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Klaipėda International Cello Festival and Competition

For six days between May 1 and 6, 2017, an international assembly of cellists from different countries offers various perspectives on the art of music and invites the audience to explore the diversity of musical forms, styles and genres. A special competition for cellists is held for the first time in Klaipėda, in which young musicians compete in the presence of the authoritative international jury. The festival fills the city with sounds from the early morning till late at night, offering a programme packed with concerts, master classes, seminars, exhibitions, film screenings, theatre and dance performances. A wide range of art forms across the disciplines, the synergy of various cultural institutions and artists, a broad selection of events for various tastes turned Klaipėda into a capital of cello during the first week of May!
 
What?
The first Klaipėda International Cello Festival and Competition, taking place between 1 and 6 May 2017, is a project of the Lithuanian Capital of Culture programme "Klaipėda – a warm-water port of culture 2017". It is initiated by the Concert Agency of Klaipėda Municipality Klaipėda Concert Hall. More
 
Where?
It takes place in various venues and open spaces of Klaipėda. More
 
When?
Commencing at the beginning of May in 2017 it promises an intense music and art week, filled with activities from breakfast until the late night-time. Programme
 
Why?
Did you know that Klaipėda is the place where the first Lithuania's professional cello school was established? According to historical facts, 1923 was the year when Klaipėda Music School opened the first cello performance specialisation in Lithuania, which was taught by German and Czech professors. Klaipėda seeks to nourish the professional cello school tradition and gather an open-minded community of prestigious foreign and Lithuanian musicians, young talented performers and music admirers.
 
6 days
58 events
22 venues
5 types of art (music, dance, theatre, film art) 
Over 300 participants from 21 countries
 
All residents and city guests who love Klaipėda and music!