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Thanks Kaunas Piano Fest 2022 for offering a very special and wonderful
environment for young pianists to develop, with masterclasses, concerts,
interesting lectures and talks, photo sessions and recordings, yoga classes
and even very tasty food and cultural
Kaunas Piano Fest is a jewel in the landscape of piano events. Improving for
the best the cultural life of Kaunas and giving to young professionals a
generous and deep experience during ten days. The organization is
irreproachable, and the concept is
innovative with some coaching and conferences, but the main part of it is
the deep human links that it creates between the pianists, but also with the
audience. I didn't know about Lithuania before, but now I know
I want to come back sooner or later. All my support for the future of KPF!
It was great joy for me to participate at Kaunas Piano Festival! It was a
pleasure to teach those wonderful young pianists and listen to their
concerts. Fantastic organization! Warm and friendly atmosphere. Bravo and
thank you to Monika and Robertas for
this fantastic festival!
Hortense Cartier-Bresson| professor KPF2021
If extremely high level of professors and participants was expected, then
what a wonderful surprise was everything else - so responsive, flexible and
well organized staff, available very decent grands in good condition during
the whole festival for unlimited
time(!), useful lectures, authentic local food everyday, even leisure
possibilities and a trip to another city. And finally - what a common
positive spirit is there. It was even real quality time. Join KPF!
It was the brightest highlight of my summer in Kaunas! The festival is
unique not only with its idea. It is a fascinating community that inspires,
motivates and unites the best pianists of the Europe. Looking forward to see
those people, that i have seen
playing, conquering the biggest classical music halls and peoples hearts,
just like they conquered mine. Best wishes!
Viltė Stefanija Duksaitė| volunteer KPF2021
Kaunas Piano Fest was the highlight of my summer 2021! I had heard wonderful
things about this festival but my experience surpassed all expectations.
Organized by talented young musicians, Monika and Robertas, the festival is
welcoming, modern, and inspiring,
with a great sense of community. This year it was especially important.
After more than a year of lockdowns, video recordings, and Zoom calls, it
was refreshing to perform for live audiences, attend classes in person,
and most importantly, socialize with talented, friendly, like-minded
musicians. My lessons were incredibly useful and professors outstanding. We
had unlimited practice time on quality pianos. I really enjoyed the
lectures and the food was delicious too! Would recommend Kaunas Piano Fest
to everyone and look forward to coming back in 2022!
Kaunas Piano Fest 2021 was such an amazing experience for me! Lessons with
world-class professors, the most useful lectures for managing your career or
sound/video recording, concerts everyday in different venues. The organizers
are the coolest people,
all the staff including photographers — only increased the level of
creativeness and fun at the academy. The atmosphere at KPF is the most
supportive and encouraging, you see others working and you want to go
immediately. Very inspirational. The food there would also be the highlight
of my summer, because it was just delicious! And I miss all our lunch/dinner
talks so much already. The opportunity to meet so many amazing
people itself is worth coming to KPF. We all became a huge musical family,
we supported each other, played ping pong together of course we had so much
fun! I’m eternally happy to have been a part of this project,
and I would definitely come back again!
Kaunas Piano Fest’21 has completely surpassed my expectations. As a
Lithuanian pianist studying abroad, I would have always search for something
that good and professional outside my own country, underestimating the
chance of finding that inspiration
in my own "backyard". Yet this young generation of Lithuanian artists, who
are organizers of this festival, keep surprising us all and every time leave
us absolutely astounded by their potency. The level and the
essence of this festival is everything todays pianists are looking for. The
quality of individual lessons, space for creativity and innovative, daring
lectures will certainly awaken your longing for newness soul.
The things and lessons I’ve learned, the inspiration I’ve captured, the
friendships I’ve made and the experience I’ve gained have empowered me.
Right there, in Kaunas city every summer one can find his/her own
as a musician and as a human being.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Kaunas Piano Fest for four
reasons. One, they were highly well-organized; all matters of scheduling,
communication, and technology were handled smoothly. Two, they were both
career focused and musically focused;
the lectures and lessons from experts were engaging and relevant to the
aspiring artist. Three, they highlighted the astounding music of Litvak
composers, a body of music I did not recognize before. Four, they were
fun, flexible, and supportive; they fostered a sense of community through
games and post-recital cheers to every participant. Considering that
everything was virtual, accomplishing these feats were astounding!
Well done to the organisers of Kaunas Piano Fest: Even online this year, the
teaching was excellent, lectures covered a broad range of topics applicable
to a career in music, we all were still given a platform to perform and on
top of all of this, there
was such a friendly atmosphere between both staff and students. I am so
impressed by the level of success the festival and organisers have achieved
and can only imagine how even more brilliant it would be in real
life! I couldn't recommend this festival enough to all my piano pals.
Peter Regan| participant
Thank you for an unique and amazing experience of this years edition of the
Kaunas Piano Fest 2020, a week full of joy, inspiration, learning experience
with great colleagues, professors and organisation in perfection and the
generous support through
a full scholarship to participate in the festival. I highly recommend the
KPF to young musicians and music lovers and I will never forget my great
I have really enjoyed my participation at the Kaunas Piano Fest. Despite the
worldwide circumstances, they handled all schedule and technological issues
really swiftly so that everything could run smoothly, from lectures to
online concerts. The quality
of the lessons and music making was fantastic. I would definitely apply
again next year, hopefully in person!
Nuno Lucas| participant
KPF was one of the most amazing experiences of my life so far - the team of
professors were so inspiring and dedicated and all of the other staff
members are amazing. The organisers do the most outstanding job of
coordinating the whole course and are
so kind and helpful. The emphasis on friendship and socialising over
competition is one of the unique plus-points of this course. Would
definitely recommend to anyone who is considering applying!
Iain Clarke| participant
Amazing festival, fantastic facilities, welcoming atmosphere, great
professors and wonderful environment for musical development. Highly
One of the best festivals I've ever been to, very professional, interesting
and a great, fun spend of time. Amazing people, professors and organisers!
So grateful to be given a chance to to participate in this amazing festival
,it was really one of the kind! One of the greatest opportunities in my
life,from having to play our own recitals in beautiful concert halls on
great instruments that were carefully
picked and delivered by the organizers themselves,to having plenty lessons
with the most famous pianists that were truly making the most of it. Not to
mention inspiring and thought provoking seminars and individual
sessions,great facilities from endless time to practice to delicious food
that seems we had endless amounts too. With all that being said,the most
inspiring were the organizers,whom with even being busy as bees
making sure everything runs smoothly,still had the time for a friendly chat.
or honest talk. The atmosphere there was amazing and im forever thankful to
be given scholarship without which I wouldn’t have experienced
I really enjoyed my time in Kaunas Piano Fest. The organisation was
wonderful, the festival had accommodation and food included, leaving all the
time left for us to focus on the music, the lectures/workshops/concerts and
socialising. It was a very inspiring
community, and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to play a whole
recital as well as to listen to everyone else's performances!
The time I spent there proved to be very useful and amazing! Very friendly
environment and positive atmosphere. I'm glad that I participated. I highly
recommend this festival.
The Kaunas Piano Fest was an amazing experience. The organizers had thought
through and executed everything well. From lodging to food, they ensured
that the participants were well taken care of and can focus on their
practice and performances. They also
gave us all the opportunity to perform at different venues, arranged
photography, physiotherapy, performance psychology/anxiety sessions etc. I
am very much looking forward to next year's KPF!
Wayne Neo| lecturer,
pianist, clinical hypnotherapist
I am very very happy that I had a chance to be one of the participants in
Kaunas Piano Fest 2018. There was very positive people, interesting and
useful lectures, amazing masterclasses with professors. There you don't need
to worry about something just
enjoy everything that this festival offers you. It was beautiful adventure
that I will not forget very long time!
Kaunas Piano Fest has been an amazing experience for our musical and
personal development. The organization team had everything under controll,
well prepared and ready when we arrived. I really recommend the Festival,
extraordinary professors, good facilities
and structure of the course and incredible places where we were able to
perform. Keep going!
Blai Mañer Ferré|
It was such a pleasure to be in the Kaunas Piano Fest. We had magnific piano
lessons, and we could learn a lot apart from those, because the team
organized such variated lectures, each of them very intersting. Food, and
dormitory provided were relly good
too. So cheap for all you can enjoy there.