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Lithuanian Art Music Showcase and Q&A

Lithuanian Culture Institute


Showcase and Q&A

Friday, 30 October, 2020

01:PM Vilnius time (GMT + 02:00)

The Lithuanian Culture Institute and Music Information Centre presents the first Lithuanian Art Music showcase, which will feature some of the most outstanding Lithuanian composers and performers of art music today. The creative work of six composers and six ensembles will be introduced in this session as we explore the diversity of the Lithuanian experimental music scene. Following the showcase there will be a group Q&A.

The Lithuanian Art Music showcase marks a new chapter in the Lithuanian Culture Institute’s Study Visit Programme. The programme has been adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic format by offering newly produced virtual content and networking possibilities, with in-person visits to Lithuania proposed for the future.


Asta Pakarklytė, musicologist, director of the Music Information Centre Lithuania

Rasa Murauskaitė, music critic, senior editor of the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA


Asta Pakarklytė (b. 1982) is a musicologist and director of the Music Information Centre Lithuania, whose professional interests and areas of work focus on the context of Lithuanian contemporary music.

Pakarklytė has written extensively on music in various print and online publications and has produced over ten co-productions of international music recordings with various companies.

She has worked as a senior editor for the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA; editor of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society‘s Public relations Department; music editor of the magazine Kultūros barai and has been as research fellow of the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute.

Rasa Murauskaitė (b. 1992) is a Lithuanian music critic, radio and event host. She graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy with a Master’s in Music Theory and Criticism. For half a year she studied at the CNSMDP as well as the Paris School of Gregorian Chant.

Murauskaitė has presented papers at international conferences in the United States, Paris,
Riga, Istanbul, Warsaw, Leipzig, Gdańsk, and Vilnius. Since 2018 she has been a visiting lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Vilnius University. Since 2020 she has been senior editor at the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA. Murauskaitė has published extensively, writing reviews and conducting interviews about music and culture in the Lithuanian and international media. Her interests include music criticism, early Lithuanian music, contemporary Lithuanian music aesthetics and philosophy.

More information:


Lithuanian Culture Institute

Music Information Centre Lithuania


Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania