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August 20th, Saturday 12:05 pm /the tower of the Main Town Hall/

Lithuanian Weekend – Echoes of Lithuanian bells 

Kęstutis Kačinskas /Klaipėda, Lithuania/, Monika Kaźmierczak /Gdańsk/ 


Kęstutis Kačinskas:

Stasys Šimkus (1867–1946)
Lietuviais esame mes gimę

Mikalojus Konstnatinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911)
Preludium op. 6 nr 1
Preludium op. 11 nr 3
Preludium op. 7 nr 2

Balys Dvarionas (1904–1972)
Du mikropreliudai

Juozas Naujalis (1869–1934)

Kęstutis Kačinskas (*1955)

(wszystkie opracowania: K. Kačinskas)

Monika Kaźmierczak:

Kęstutis Kačinskas (*1955)

Zita Bružaitė (*1966)
Epitafija Juliui

Algirdas Klova (*1958)

Loreta Narvilaite (*1965)
Varpas Prabyla Į Tylą

Loreta Narvilaite
Dzwonowe mosty (Varpų tiltai) – premiera


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.


is a city carillonist of Gdańsk (Poland). She is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk (Theory of Music, Church Music, Choir Conducting) and the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort (studies with Arie Abbenes and Bernard Winsemius). During her studies, she received several scholarships, including the Mayor of Gdansk’s scholarship for the best student in the department (2002) and the Huyghens scholarship from the Dutch government (2003/2004) to study with Arie Abbenes and Bernard Winsemius. In 2007, thanks to a cultural scholarship from the City of Gdańsk, she took masterclasses from Geert D’hollander in Belgium. She teaches carillon and other subjects at the Music Academy in Gdansk. Monika is a laureate of several international carillon competitions and a finalist of the 2008 Queen Fabiola competition. As a performer, she is internationally in demand, playing concerts across Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, USA, France, Denmark and Ireland. She collaborates on creative projects such as performing solo recitals for the acclaimed early music festival Actus Humanus in Gdańsk, premiering and recording pieces by leading Polish composers for Polish Music Editions, and performing regularly with tower trumpeters, top Gdańsk jazz players.
Monika is the founder and director of ongoing musical initiatives such as the Gdańsk Carillon Festival. Since 2012, Monika has held a doctor of arts degree, specialising in carillon playing. She also conducted the Gdansk Burgers’ Choir (Chór Mieszczan Gdańskich) for 11 years and was a president of the Polish Carillon Society. In 2021, Monika was awarded the highest cultural prize in her city: Splendor Gedanensis and received the bronze medal for merit to culture – Gloria Artis. In 2022 her solo album, Contemporary Carillon, released by Polish Music Editions (Anaklasis series), was nominated for the most prestigious musical award in Poland – the Fryderyk Award.