Kaunas Piano Fest is an international piano festival and masterclasses in Kaunas, Lithuania aiming to bring young, emerging pianists from all over the world to improve their performing skills, mental toughness, stage presence, body awareness skills. The organizing team believes that there is a need for performers to not only master their instrumental technique, but also improve their communication skills, self-management, performance psychology and career planning. Therefore, in addition to piano coaching with renowned teachers, the project offers group lectures and seminars touching on relevant topics.
A unique aspect of this festival is in providing young performers with a major opportunity to give a solo recital which requires an enormous amount of physical and psychological work from the pianist. Participants of the festival benefit immensely from such an opportunity. The concerts, which are free, are held in different venues around Lithuania. Organizers look for authentic, unusual performance venues in order to attract listeners to lesser known undiscovered venues. The gala concert takes place in Kaunas St. Michael the Archangel Church, the most famous building in Kaunas city.
The project was launched by pianists Monika Mašanauskaitė and Robertas Lozinskis in 2018, July with the aim to build an international centre for musical excellence in their hometown Kaunas.
For more information please visit: www.kaunaspianofest.com