loader image

August 19thFriday 8:30 pm / the tower of St Catherine’s Church /

Lithuanian Weekend – The mosaic of Polish and Lithuanian bell music

Master and students: Kęstutis Kačinskas, Vilius Aleinikovas, Ignas Vydeika /Klaipėda, Lithuania/

Kęstutis Kačinskas:

Vydūnas (Vilius Storostas-Vydūnas, 1868–1853)
Lietuva, brangi šalele (opr. K. Kačinskas)

Balys Dvarionas (1904–1972)
Legenda (opr. K. Kačinskas)

Ukraińska pieśń ludowa
Dumy moji (opr. K. Kačinskas)

 Fryderyk Chopin(1810–1849)
Preludium Des-dur op. 28 nr 15 (“Deszczowe”, opr. K. Kačinskas)

Ignas Vydeika:

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849)
Preludium e-moll op. 28 nr 4 (opr. S. Žilevičius)

Preludium c-moll op. 28 nr 20 (opr. S. Žilevičius)

Zigmas Virkšas (1946–2001)
Saulelė raudona

Preludium c-moll op. 28 nr 20 (opr. S. Žilevičius)

Vilius Aleinikovas:

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849)
Nokturn Es-dur op. 9 nr 2 (opr. S. Žilevičius)

Giedrius Kuprevičius (*1944)
Preludium pamięci Mikołaja Konstantego Čiurlionisa (Preliudas M. K. Čiurlionio atminimui)

Duet Vilius Aleinikovas, Ignas Vydeika:

Remigijus Šileika (*1950)
Mozaika (opr. S. Žilevičius)

Krzysztof Komeda (1931–1969)
Kołysanka z filmu „Dziecko Rosemary“ Romana Polańskiego (opr. M. Kaźmierczak)

Kęstutis Kačinskas:

Kęstutis Kačinskas (*1955)
Morskie igraszki (Jūros žaidimai)

ok. godz. 21:15 – Kamil Cieślik (*1991)
Opowieści Fontanny Heweliusza (2016) na carillon, elektronikę i Fontannę Heweliusza


Carillon player from Klaipėda has been the loyal servant and promoter of this majestic instrument for almost three decades. He is presenting over fifty carillon concerts a year in Klaipėda. He has also given more than sixty carillon concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States. He also composes and arranges music for carillon. In Gdansk Carillon Festival among the other pieces he will perform his own compositions. K. Kačinskas also works as a choirmaster of the Klaipėda Choir “Aukuras”.

In autumn 2019, the Klaipėda Concert Hall launched an educational project “Discover the Carillon,” which provides gifted young musicians with an opportunity to get to know the instrument and learn how to play it under the tutelage of Stanislovas Žilevičius. The participants of this project Ignas Vydeika (Klaipeda Stasys Šimkus Conservatory) and Vilius Aleinikovas (National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts) also took part in the opening concert of the Klaipėda Carillon Festival on 24 June 2022.


Began his music studies in Klaipėda, Eduardas Balsys gymnasium of arts, where he studied choir conducting. Since the fall of 2021, Vilius has been continuing choir conducting studies at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts under the guidance of the principal conductor at the Lithuania National Opera and Ballet theater, Ričardas Šumila. In 2020, he became a prizewinner in the X Republican Young Conductors competition. In 2021 Vilius won 2nd prize at the Republican Juozas Naujalis Young Choir Conductor competition. Vilius’ passions are history, arts, especially music, the making and restoration of musical instruments. Painting and piano improvisation are other passions which Vilius enjoys.


Has just graduated from Klaipeda Stasys Šimkus conservatoire. He is looking forward to joining the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. His main instrument is saxophone. At the national Petras Vyšniauskas Saxophonist Competition he won the third place. He also is interested in composition. His pieces were selected to the final concert at the National Student Music Composition Contest “Mano nata” twice. It is three years as he plays the carillon. Mostly, he likes listen to jazz or to music performed on bells.