Seminars. Talks. Workshops. Discussions.

During the festival cellists and all the curious minds interested in the string-instrument making will be able to meet the luthiers who are going to present their craft in workshops and instrument demonstrations. Besides, some renowned cello teachers will visit Klaipėda during the festival and competition, and share their knowledge in the open seminars. The programme of talks, workshops and seminars aims to increase knowledge and inspire new ideas for open discussion.

Monday 
A seminar–workshop for cello teachers by Joseph Hasten (Germany)
2 pm, Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
“Teaching Methods for the Cello and the Teacher-Student Pact”
* Presented in English; can be translated into Lithuanian by request.

Tuesday
“I raise a child with a disability and a love for the cello”
2 pm, Chapel of St Francis of Assisi
A seminar on the Suzuki method and the integration of children with disabilities by Valdas Povilaitis (Lithuania)

Wednesday
Get to know the cello
2 pm, Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
A workshop by instrument maker and expert Gerardas Rūkas (Lithuania)

Thursday
On the Origin of the Cello
2 p
m–5 pm, Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
An exhibition, workshop and discussion presented by Charles Riché (luthier, France) and Bruno Cocset (cellist, France)

Friday
Playing Jazz and Bluegrass
2 pm, Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
A workshop by Rushad Eggleston (cellist, USA)
* Presented in English; can be translated into Lithuanian by request.