Active Participation 2020

July 19 - 31, 2020 in Klaipėda, Lithuania

KLAIPĖDA PIANO MASTERS 2020 invites pianists from all over the world to receive knowledge and training while discovering the beauty of Samogitia and the Lithuanian coast of the Baltic Sea. Our academy is tailored to the needs of a XXI century pianist seeking a career in the music business. The program of the academy consists of four equally important ingredients - piano lessons and practice, stage experience, career building classes, and body fitness.

In addition to piano lessons and concert performances, students of KPM 2020 will be offered lectures and workshops on important subjects, including:

  • Efficient Piano Practice

  • Technical Exercises

  • Narrative Recitals

  • Concerts for Children's Audience

  • Performance Psychology (incl. personal coaching)

  • Stage Presence & Presentation

  • Self-Management

  • Public Speaking

  • Vocal Coaching & Voice Training

  • Physical Exercise & Prevention of Common Injuries

Admission is open to pianists from 14 to 35 years old. The tuition fee for active participation is 440€. It includes 3 individual piano lessons with Mr. Gintaras Januševičius, 9 group lectures and workshops, 3 hours of physical exercise, 2 private massage therapy appointments, 1 personal performance psychology consultation, 1 personal vocal coaching session, at least 3 performances at the concert tour, as well as transportation to all KPM 2020 events outside of the Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts. Lodging is also included in the fee.

All lessons and lectures of KPM 2020 will take place at the Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts. Participants will be provided with shared practice facilities and rehearsal space 24 hours a day. All students of the course will be lodged at the dormitory of the Gymnasium.


All group lectures, workshop, and physical training sessions will be taught in English. Individual piano lessons and voice coaching sessions may be taught in English, Lithuanian, German or Russian.

Participants have a free choice regarding their program for individual lessons and concerts. Additionally, all participants will be asked to prepare and perform one obligatory piece chosen from the list of 30 piano miniatures (2-5 minutes long, different levels). The list of obligatory pieces will be made available to the chosen participants immediately upon transfer of the tuition fee.

All concert performances will be filmed with professional equipment (SONY FDR-AX53 4K Zeiss Camcorder, Sennheiser Microphone). After the academy, students will be provided with their video performances for their own promotion. Additional video recording opportunities will be available for students who wish to record a video audition for an upcoming competition application.

Students of the edition may be awarded special prizes, including:

  • a full scholarship to attend the international winter piano academy "Feuerwerk" in Einbeck, Germany

  • a recital at the "TangoBrücke" concert and culture house in Einbeck, Germany

  • a recital at the Historic Dr. Barner Sanatory in Braunlage, Germany

  • a recital at the Klaipėda Concert Hall, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Kaunas Philharmonic Society, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Biržai Music Festival, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Paliesius Manor, Lithuania

  • a recital at the M. K. Čiurlionis Museum in Druskininkai, Lithuania

  • a recital at the Užutrakis Manor in Trakai, Lithuania

  • piano scores by editions "G. Henle Urtext", "Bärenreiter", and "G. Schirmer", sponsored by the Congregation of Faith Immanuel Church and the KPM alumnus Caleb Flick

More prizes may be added to the list in 2020. Here you can find the list of previous laureates.


To apply, send an informal e-mail, a detailed artistic CV, two portrait pictures (each 1MB or higher), and a contact telephone number to

Deadline for all applications is May 20, 2020. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Our course is limited to 25 active participants. The applicants will be selected by their CVs and notified of their acceptance by May 23, 2020. Invited applicants will be then asked to pay the full tuition fee by June 10, 2020.


All active participants must arrive at Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts (Statybininkų pr. 2, Klaipėda) on July 18 or 19, 2020. KPM 2020 officially finishes on the evening of July 31, 2020, so students can plan their departure on August 1 or 2. Exceptions concerning arrival or departure dates may be made upon request.

A certificate of participation in English language will be issued to all participants.


Parents or teachers who wish to accompany minors must register as passive participants with all complying conditions and benefits.

@2016 by Gintaras Januševičius

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