Carus Verlag: Vytautas Miškinis – a Composer’s Portrait
In this lecture, the composer and conductor Miškinis, who is very popular in Lithuania and abroad, will present a his works. He will provide the participants an insight into his fascinating and diversified compositions, ranging from secular and religious songs to folks songs as well as songs for youth choir.
Vytautas Miškinis is the Artistic Director of the Ažuoliukas Boys’ and Male Choir, professor of choral conducting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and President of the Lithuanian Choral Union and renowned composer. He began his career in Ažuoliukas at the age of seven as a vocalist, and continued as Artistic Director from the age of 25. All the achievements of the choir from 1979 have been due to Mr Miškinis’ leadership. For several years he conducted the Kaunas State Choir and Vocal Ensemble Museum Musicum. He has composed about 400 religious motets a cappella, 18 Masses, Magnificats, Cantatas, Musicals and about 400 secular songs, which are performed by choirs throughout Lithuania and the rest of Europe.