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Music for Vilnius | IVAN FEDELE | World Premiere

International site-specific music festival „Muzika erdvėje“ presents | Part of the official program „Vilnius 700“

World-Famous Composers' Music for Selected Vilnius Locations

Ivan Fedele

of the new composition dedicated to the Kazys Varnelis House-Museum

"I always wanted to turn images into music!" exclaimed Italian composer Ivan Fedele upon seeing the attention-grabbing paintings by Kazys Varnelis - a Lithuanian painter of optical art who spent most of his life in the United States and achieved fame there, yet remains undiscovered by many in our country. Fedele has dedicated his new composition, "Varnelis Variations," to this artist's work and philosophy. The world premiere of the piece for piano and electronics will take place in the Kazys Varnelis House-Museum, a labyrinth of art and secrets, with talented pianist Indrė Baikštytė and the composer's fellow in experimentation, Italian Alvise Vidolin, performing. The concert will be accompanied by special tours of this unique cultural space and a meeting with Ivan Fedele.

The event includes a world premiere concert and a special tour of the Kazys Varnelis House-Museum.
When purchasing tickets, you can choose whether to participate in the tour before or after the concert.

Duration: ≈ 1 hour 45 min. (concert and a tour)
Date: May 25, 2023
Starts at: 2:00 PM (if you choose the tour before the concert) / 3:00 PM (if you choose the tour after the concert)

Other performances: on May 25 at 6:00/7:00 PM | on May 27 at 6:00/7:00 PM.

LENsemble Vilnius – Indrė Baikštytė (piano, LT)
Alvise Vidolin (live electronics, IT)


Additional information:

  • Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors, people with disabilities, and high school students. You will be asked to present proof of your eligibility for the discount at the event venue.
  • We regret to inform you that the event location is not currently accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.
  • Children up to 6 years old are admitted to the event free of charge.
  • The event may be filmed and photographed. By participating in the event, you give consent for photographs and/or video material containing your image to be publicly published and used for the purposes of advertising the event and/or the organizer.



World Premiere + Portrait Concert


MUSIC FOR VILNIUS | World-Famous Composers' Music for Selected Vilnius Locations

Seven world-famous composers from diverse countries and cultures, renowned for their performances on prestigious concert stages and at international festivals from New York to Tokyo, will honor Vilnius by offering their exclusive musical gifts in celebration of the city's 700th anniversary. Each composer is creating a new music piece dedicated to a selected location in the city, which will be publicly presented during the cycle of world premieres from May to July. Accompanying the premieres are portrait concerts and other events. These compositions, as installations, will remain in their respective locations as a cultural legacy of the composers for future generations, contributing to the history of Vilnius.

Head of the project – Matas Drukteinis
Music director – Vykintas Baltakas

Composing for Vilnius

Vilnius University | May 6-7
Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation | May 10-14
Kazys Varnelis House-Museum | May 25-27
The Chapel-Columbarium of the Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park | June 3-4
Gediminas Castle Tower & K29 Business Center | June 17-18
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania | June 30 – July 1
Courtyard of the former building of the Jewish Council in the Vilnius Ghetto | July 5-6


For more:

„Meno genas“ | LENsemble Vilnius

Supported by:
Vilnius City | Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania | Lithuanian Council for Culture

Main partners:
Lithuanian Composers Union | Vilnius Town Hall

Location parners:
Vilnius University | Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation | Police Department | Kazys Varnelis House-Museum | Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania | Gediminas Castle Tower | K29 business centre | Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania | Vilnius theatre „Lėlė“

Hotel: „Artagonist“

Water: „Druskininkų Hermis“

Media partner: LRT PLIUS

Info partners:
„JCDecaux Lithuania“ | „Media Traffic“

„LTG Link“ | „Rotaract“ | Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The event organiser takes responsibility for the quality of the event. The organiser will make a decision regarding the refund if the event does not take place or is postponed. For more detailed information on circumstances and refunds, please refer to the Event-Related Circumstances

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