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Director / Artistic Manager

Assoc. Prof. Rolandas Daugėla

Conductor, festival organiser and teacher, Rolandas Daugėla (b. 1961) is an artistic director of the Cantica Children Choir, the Vivere Cantus Student Choir and the Cantate Domino Chamber Choir, all based in Kaunas. He teaches choral conducting at the Juozas Naujalis Music School and the Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University. In 1992 he launched Cantate Domino, a festival of sacred music, which evolved by 2011 into a series of international choral competitions under the Kaunas Cantat brand before becoming Lituania Cantat, an organisation in charge of six international choral contests and festivals. A member of the Lithuanian Musicians’ Union and the Lithuanian Choir Union, he has been the chief conductor of regional song festivals in Kaunas since 1996 and larger events for Lithuanians from all over the world since 1998. Every year he works as head or member of jury at international choral competitions in Lithuania and Europe.

 


 

 

Event Manager

Silvija Pročkytė

Studied piano and musicology at the Juozas Naujalis Music School in Kaunas before taking on music education and conducting at the Music Academy of the Vytautas Magnus University. Recently she has been working with two academic choirs in Kaunas as an assistant conductor. She was a member of the Youth Committee of the European Choral Association, Europa Cantat, of which she was appointed chair in 2019. She has worked for the Europa Cantat festivals in Hungary and Estonia and collaborated with other choral associations, such as Musica Ficta, in charge of the Rimini International Choir Festival in Italy, and Choralies in Vaison la Romaine, France. In 2018 she worked for the Lithuanian Song Festival in Vilnius. Since 2019 she has been a manager and member of the steering committee of the Europa Cantat Junior Festival.

 


 

Communication Manager

Rokas Naudžius

He studied public administration at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and then worked for the Kaunas State Philharmonic and Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra. As a member of choirs, he has taken part in international choir festivals and competitions in Slovakia, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania. While still a student, he was a member of the management team of the Academic Choir of the Vytautas Magnus University and has recently been working as its president. He is the founder of the Association of Kaunas Academic Choirs.