Hommage à Heifetz





2017.02.02 | 19:00

Concert in commemoriation of

Jascha Heifetz birthday

Hommage a Heifetz


Vilnius St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

Conductor Modestas Barkauskas

Art director Donatas Katkus


Mayumi Kanagawa (Japan/USA)

Johan Dalene (Sweden)

Jingzhi Zhang (China)

Justina Auškelytė (Lithuania)



W. A. Mozart. Concerto No. 4, KV 218 
 (Jingzhi Zhang)


E. Chausson. Poem, Op. 25 
 (Justina Auškelytė)


C. Sinding. Suite  in A minor, Op. 10
(Johan Dalene)


C. Saint-Saëns. Havanaise, Op. 83,
Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28, 
M. Ponce-J. Heifetz. "Estrellita"
(Mayumi Kanagawa)


*One part concert without break

More information about the EVENT HERE


Arrangemets by

Tadas Šileika,

Rūta Lipinaitytė-Savickienė

Concert hosted by

Gerūta Griniūtė

Projections and video instalation by

Lina Albrikienė


Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania,

Katedros a. 4, Vilnius

Tickets at www.bilietai.lt



2017.02.06 | 18:00


"EU policy – Unity in diversity or a path towards identity loss?"



Eglė Deltuvaitė,

Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė,

Arnoldas Pranckevičius.

Moderator – Gerūta Griniūtė.


Heifetz Longe, Totorių St 20, Vilnius



2017.02.07 | 18:00

Discussion: "Information field of ethnic minorities – propaganda through culture"



Arvydas Anušauskas,

Donatas Katkus

Moderator – Bernardas Gailius


Heifetz Longe, Totorių St 20, Vilnius



2017.02.08 | 18:00


"Reaching of underrepresented and socially vulnerable groups through art"



Viltautė Žemelytė, Red noses, Theatre of Senses
Aistė Ulubey, Artscape
Kristina Savickienė, Culture Managers Association
Moderator – Dana Podriabinkina-Kalytienė


Heifetz Longe, Totorių St 20, Vilnius



2017.02.09 | 17:00

Discussion: "Vilnius, Litvak culture in XIX and XX century and Jascha Heifetz"*



Faina Kukliansky, 

Eugenijus Laurinaitis,

Leonidas Melnikas, 
Larisa Lempert,

Donatas Katkus,

Moderator –  Jurgis Dvarionas.


Lithuanian Jewish Community, J. Heifetz Hall, Pylimo St 4, Vilnius



*Theme of the discussion might be updated



I Round of the V International J. Heifetz Competition for Violinists

Precise schedule.


Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Gedimino Avenue 42

Free entrance



2017.02.18 | 19:00

Kremerata Baltica 20th and Gidon Kremer 70th birthday concert


Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Aušros Vartų St 5, Vilnius

Tickets at www.filharmonija.lt



2017.02.19 | 11:00

Final of the competition


6 finalists will perform with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas


Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Aušros Vartų St 5, Vilnius

Tickets at www.filharmonija.lt





Hommage à Heifetz – is a project organised in commemoriation of famous Litvak violinist virtuoso Jascha Heifetz. It is also meant to honor the old Vilnius culture and litvaks by engaging with the audience in various cultural activities that will be held in Vilnius in February of 2017. 

The set of events held in Lithuania is a part of another bigger project that involves 8 partners from various European countries and is co-financed by European Union. Partner responsible for coordination of all the project activities is EMCY – European Union of Music Competitions for Youth.

Hommage a Heifetz is an event organised by Lithuanian partner PI Natų knygynas. EMCY coincides within the organising by providing contacts of European laureates and by sharing it's valuable experience, also by information dissemination.

During Hommage à Heifetz a unique space called "Heifetz lounge" will be presented. For this items from Old Vilnius and also pictures of Old Vilnius will be used (from the times when Jascha Heifetz lived in Vilnius). The created space will be used for aceactive discussions on interesting topics about audience building, ethnical minorities interactive engagement with society and adjustment.

The culmination of the project will be – the V International Jascha Heifetz Competition.




Totorių St 20,

LT-01121, Vilnius


+370 677 07044

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