Rytis Ambrazevičius

Lithuanian traditional singing

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.

Sasha Lurje

Yiddish traditional singing

Sasha Lurje is a Berlin-based acclaimed Yiddish singer performing and teaching across the world. Sasha is a co-founder of Berlin Yiddish music festival Shtetl Neukölln and Seattle Yiddish Fest, and has performed and taught Yiddish singing in Russia, Europe and North and South America and has been a longstanding artist and faculty member at Yiddish Summer Weimar, where she directs the Song workshop.

Susanna Karpenko

Ukrainian traditional singing

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.

Daiva Vyčinienė

Sutartinės (Lithuanian polyphonic traditional singing)

Daiva Račiūnaitė-Vyčinienė is Prof., head of the Department of Ethnomusicology, member of ESEM and ICTM. She has published more 90 scientific articles and three monographs, presented more than 100 papers at conferences in Lithuania and abroad. She teaches the practical subject “Singing Lithuanian Folk Songs Sutartinės” to Lithuanian and foreign students at LAMT. Daiva is also active as folk singer, leader of sutartinės singers; group “Trys keturiose”, and a member of folklore group “Visi”, as well as organizer the annual International Folklore Festival Skamba skamba kankliai in Vilnius.