Rytis, educated as a physicist and musicologist, now is a professor at Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. His research interests include ethnomusicology, music and speech acoustics as well as music cognition.
Susanne, folk singer, professor and Doctor of Music, has been a pioneer both in rediscovering the older Swedish style of folk singing and in using it in new artistic environments, involving cooperation with contemporary composers and directors.
Susanna is a folklorist, folk performer, musician, folk singing lecturer, leader of folk ensemble Božyči and project Vizerunčasti pisni. She has created a distinctive folk singing method based on the use of head resonators.
Ilja is a folklorist, folk performer, musician, ethnochoreographer, founder and leader of folklore ensemble Božyči. He has accumulated a lot of experience in folklore expeditions, created a distinctive traditional dance teaching method and adapted S. Karpenko folk singing teaching methods for male vocals.
Children's group leader
Irena is as an ethnomusicologist, currently, a doctoral student at the Institute in Arts of Polish Academy of Science. She has a considerable experience in working with children, and also gives workshops on traditional singing at seminars in Poland and Lithuania, mostly at various international summer schools for traditional music.
Gancho teaches at the National School of Folklore Arts "Shiroka Luka" and also leads "Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria" and vocal quartet "Vaya". Gancho shares: "for me, folk music is a way of life, of constant search and development."
An ethnomusicologist Loreta has more than 20 years of experience in traditional singing, as well as performing and teaching of sutartinės. She directs the Traditional Song Club, where the year’s cycle passes by singing sutartinės as well as calendar and family festivity songs of all regions of Lithuania.
lecture & hike
Jonas Vaiškūnas (Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology)
graphic score reading sessions
workshops and parties
lecture, visit & final concert