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Music for Vilnius | TOSHIO HOSOKAWA (Japan)

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

World-Famous Composers' Music for Selected Vilnius Locations

Toshio Hosokawa

World premiere of composition dedicated to Vilnius University
Portrait concert of music by Toshio Hosokawa

Toshio Hosokawa, a leading Japanese composer who blends musical traditions from the Far East and Western Europe, recently visited Vilnius and was immediately captivated by the ensemble of Vilnius University Palace. He has dedicated a new composition to the University, recognising its significance in the history and development of both the city and the country. The concert will feature the world premiere of Hosokawa's new work "Invisible Angels" for violin and accordion, along with other pieces that offer insight into the composer's creative world. Hosokawa himself will be present for the premieres.


  • „Invisible Angels“ (for violin and accordion) – world premiere!
  • „Melodia“ (for accordion, 1979)
  • „Blossoming“ (for string quartet, 2007)
  • „Small chant“ (for violoncello,  2012)
  • „Silent flowers“ (for string quartet, 1998)
  • „Sen V“ (for accordion, 1991–1992)

LENsemble Vilnius (artistic director – Vykintas Baltakas)
–> Chordos String Quartet and Raimondas Sviackevičius (accordion)

Place: Vilnius University St. Jones church (Šv. Jono str. 12)
Date & Time: 2023 May 6 | 6:00 PM
Durration: ± 1 h 15 min
Doors open: 15 min before the event



The first 70 ticket holders for the concerts will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a special tour of the Vilnius University Palace. Get to know the space for which Toshio Hosokawa's music is dedicated!

The tours will take place on May 6 at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. More detailed information and a registration link will be shared to the first 70 ticket holders via email provided during the ticket purchase. If there are any remaining spots available for the tour, we will inform and invite others who have purchased tickets.


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 City 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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