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Moc'Art 2006 – Rendezvous in Europe

Information by NGO "Culture Artfact" 03.03.2006 Vilnius


For the first time Fashion & Style Centre "Europa" invited everyone to an unconventional art project Moc‘Art 2006 that will be taking place all year long. Its premiere – Rendezvous in Europe – took place on the 27th February 2006. (pdf) Ms. Odeta Abromavičiūtė, the Director of "Culture Artfact" and author of the project, expressed her gratitude to "Europa" for opening their windows to spring-like music of the Austrian composer. Everyone having his/her lunch in the Center witnessed an impressive event – transformation of a suspended café into a new concert space! It was an excellent opportunity to both, admire at W.A. Mozart’s piano music, improvisations inspired by it, stylized costumes of performers and to demonstrate one’s knowledge. Timeless characters of Mozart rewarded everyone with musical gifts. Active young artists and their pedagogues, grandparents and parents were painting while listening to the music of the concert, and have given their drawings to organizers of the project. (pdf)


Fashion & Style Centre "Europa", celebrating its second anniversary, opened its space to European culture and presented the project “Moc’Art 2006: Rendezvous in Europe" – dedicated to the 250th birth anniversary of the composer. This is a string of classical, chamber music, visual arts and social-cultural events.

“We wish to turn your visit in our style centre into a little feast”, said marketing director of the fashion & style centre,- “We consider the lunchtime to be a short break from everyday troubles, excellent for listening to the works of Mozart in the space of the style centre”.

At the end of February, in the suspended cafés of the "Europa" centre, music of the Austrian composer was performed by young Lithuanian talents, winners of international contests Rokas Valuntonis, Joana Daunytė and Vita Marija Daunytė, improvisations were performed by jazz piano player Artūras Anusauskas, historical characters were played by actors of "Teatriukas" Artūras Varnas and Žilvinas Ramanauskas. Pianists were playing on Austrian grand piano Wendl & Lung. Pupils of the International American School in Vilnius, young artists of “Užupio Menų inkubatorius” (Užupis Art Incubator), and pupils of early music education school “Strazdanėlės” took part in to feast. Inspired by Mozart’s music, they have drawn some very interesting pictures, which we intend to exhibit in various open-to-art spaces. Another participant of the international event was French video-artist VJ Bool, artistic photo actions with visitors of "Europa" were pictured by Marius Abramavičius. "Moc'Art: Rendezvous in Europe" caught interest of journalists and photographers.

Festive spirit was created and concert space was spring-like decorated by UAB "Shishi gėlės", "The Hour of Musical Happiness" was a gift of UAB "Baltic Optical Disk", "Kazlauskas ir Degesys Solvings", UAB "Audito formulė", Public Institution "Pirmoji kava" (special Thanks to Mr. Jogaila Morkūnas) and information sponsors - Verslo renginiai ir pramogos, Lietuvos zinios, Muzikos barai, Nemunas, 15 min, Moteris.

“We wish it would be pleasing to spend the lunchtime in "Europa" centre, listening to classical music. We are happy to be able to contribute to spreading of culture and reveal a different face of "Europa" centre to its visitors and consumers”, said organizers of the project.

Soon, in the Business Club of Vilnius International Airport, exhibition of artistic photos of the artist Algirdas Rakauskas and Marius Abramavičius “Moc‘Art 2006 – Ambassadors of Mozart’s Music in Lithuania” will take place.

“Moc‘Art 2006” events will be taking place till the 27th January 2007. Since "Europa" has refused from further professional cooperation, we recommend moving this project into new spaces, awaiting for internationally appreciated performers and classical-chamber music programs. You are welcome to have an unconventional lunch with the chamber music project “I take Music for Dessert”.

\'by The project is patronized by the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Vilnius, Honourable Ambassador Dr. Michael Schwarzinger and his wife.





Photos by L.Bryne, A.Ufartas, S.Sasnauskas, I.Askelavicius, O.Abromaviciute

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R.Valuntonis by Lars BRYNE

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ABOUT PERFORMERS OF PROGRAM I:
RENDEZVOUS IN EUROPE

ROKAS VALUNTONIS (*1988) Pianist
\'by He has been playing the grand piano since the age of 7 years. He was a pupil of the grand piano class at Panevėžys Children Music School (pedagogue Gražina Beleckienė). Since 2005, Rokas is a student of the National School of Arts of M. K. Čiurlionis (pedagogue Aleksandra Žvirblytė). He is active participant of concerts in Lithuania and abroad. A wide circle of audience admires his talent. Rokas has played in the Government House of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius City Hall, M. K. Čiurlionis house in Vilnius and Druskininkai, Biržai castle, J. Miltinis Drama Theatre, Panevėžys Music Theatre and Art Gallery, S. Vainiūnas house in Vilnius, LNOT, Danieli Gallery in Brussels (Belgium), Sigulda Festival 2003 (Latvia), etc. Rokas has been improving his skill at international courses for piano players, where he has been successful. He participated in a contest in Pianodriedaagase (the Netherlands), contest of grand piano players ensembles “Brother and Sister” in St. Petersburg (Russia), the XI and XIII national B. Dvarionas contests of pianists and violinists, the III international contest of young pianists in Poland, the III international contests of grand piano duets in Kaunas.
Since 1999, he has been noticed and awarded by experts:
1999 – The XXI International Pianist Contest “Le Muse” in Italy. The III premium
2000 – International Pianist Contest in Kiev. The III place
2001 – International Contest of Pianists and Grand Piano Ensembles in Belgium. The II place
2001 – International Contest of Pianists and Chamber Ensembles – Festival “Music without Walls” in Druskininkai.
          The III place
2002 – International Contest of Grand Piano Ensembles in Sochi (Russia). The I premium
2003 – The II International Polish Music Festival-Contest dedicated to Frederic Chopin in Vilnius. The II premium
2003 – The VIII International Contest-Festival of Young Pianists and String Players with Panevėžys Chamber orchestra. Laureate
2004 – International German and Austrian Music Contest of Young Pianists. The III place
2004 – The IV International Contest of Six Hand Grand Piano Players in Germany. The II place
2004 – Laureate of the Queen Martha Premium.
2005 – The 5th National Contest of Young Pianists dedicated to Morisz Moszkowski at Stasys Šimkus Conservatoire in Klaipėda. The I place
2005 – Laureate of the III National J. S. Bach Young Pianists Contest

SISTERS JOANA DAUNYTĖ & VITA MARIJA DAUNYTĖ were born and live in Vilnius. Today, their father, writer and poet Vaidotas Daunys, who has died tragically, would be proud of his daughters Joana, Vita Marija, Elena and Kotryna, who continue the creative mission and spread beauty and kindness, supported by his wife and their mother Raimonda Daunienė, who is committed to their professional success.

VITA MARIJA DAUNYTĖ (*1989)
\'by Flutist. Soloist of the symphonic orchestra of the National Art School of M. K. Čiurlionis.
Being a student under the choir conducting line of studies at the National Art School of M. K. Čiurlionis since 1996, at the same time she was attending recorder classes. Since 2002, she has been learning recorder playing (pedagogue Žibutė Valaitytė). He is active participant of concerts in Lithuania and abroad. For her own pleasure, she plays music at home with her sisters, and her programs are performed at various innovative art projects. In 2005, at the National Juozas Pakalnis Contest of The Winds she won the III premium.

JOANA DAUNYTĖ (*1987)
\'by Harpist, laureate of many international contests. Since 1996, she is a student of the National School of Arts of M. K. Čiurlionis. She was taught to play harp by the pedagogue Daiva Slyžienė. Since 2000, her guiding star is professor, harpist Florence Sitruk residing in Germany, who has been visiting Lithuania quite often these days and has been taking care of popularising the art of harp. Joana is active participant of open lessons organized in Lithuania and skill courses abroad; she has been gaining stage experience and wisdom from the best pedagogues of the world. In 2003, she took part at the skill courses of U.S. pedagogue Susann Mc Donald (Switzerland).

Joana actively prepares for and takes part in international contests, which always bring her success: in 2004, at the International European Music Contest "Musique en Picardie 2004" (France) she was awarded the II premium, at the International Contest of Young Talents of Martine Geliot (France) she was awarded the finalist’s diploma and a special prize.

In 2005, participants and guests of the World Harp Congress in Dublin (Ireland) admired artistic playing of Joana. Central Committee of the Youth Ambassador Program elected Joana Daunytė to be the representative of Lithuania. Thanks to her, the name of our country was in the TOP 6.

ARTŪRAS ANUSAUSKAS (*1964)
\'Photo Studied jazz improvisation in Denmark and Germany (the Berklee College seminars) and currently teaches jazz improvisation at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 1985, he was the winner of the International Student Piano Improvisation Festival organised by the Academy of Music. Since then, he has played with the most prominent Lithuanian jazz musicians, including Vytautas Labutis, Gediminas Laurinavičius and the quintet Gone with Jazz (1996), and the Danish vocalist A. Kierulf and the American percussionist Aras Biskis. With his quintet (Mockūnas, Malūnavičiūtė, Kazakevičius and Afinogenovas), the winner of the Grand Prix at the Birštonas Jazz Festival in 1994, he has appeared at jazz festivals in Romania, Minsk and Tallinn, and has given concerts in Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, and elsewhere.

In 1983, Anusauskas began appearing also as a soloist. His major performances include Gershwin‘s Rhapsody in Blue, performed with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gintaras Rinkevičius. In 1997, Anusauskas became a laureate of the International Improvisation Competition in Leipzig, winning also a special prize for the best polyphonic improvisation.

Anusauskas has participated in the jazz festivals of Kaunas (1995, 2005), Birštonas, Vilnius (1996), Montreux (1996, 1998, 2004), Minsk, Bucharest and Kishinev, and has given concerts in Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. For a time, he was artistic director of the international student piano music festival, Jazz Improvisation. He has given master classes in Romania (1994), Moldova (1999, 2001), and at the Sibelius Music Academy in Helsinki (2005), participated in international project HARMOS (2004). In the spring of 2003, he participated in the International Jazz-Transit Festival in Ekaterinburg (Russia), and in the summer that year gave concerts in Moscow, Slovenia and Germany.

The pianist has recorded CDs: Sleeplessness, with the group Gone with Jazz (1996), Jazz Classics (2002) and Feast of Silence (2003) with the Artūras Anusauskas Jazz Quartet as well as participated recording CDs Christmas Flowers (1999), Die Frauen von Kurt Weill (2002), Gipsy Songs and Romances (2002).

Making full use of his academic background, Anusauskas intelligently and inventively, yet at the same time spontaneously, combines of jazz and academic music.

2006-04-06, Vilnius, Culture ArtFact

 
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