Rytis Ambrazevičius has graduated as physicist from Vilnius University and he received
his PhD from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He is Prof. at Kaunas
University of Technology and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. His research
interests include ethnomusicology, music and speech acoustics, and music cognition. A
considerable part of his studies center at traditional singing (Lithuanian and other
traditions; performance, stylistics, perception, transcription, transmission). He has
authored or co-authored more than 70 papers and five monographs, ca 200 entries for
Lithuanian Encyclopedia of Music, and more than 120 conference papers in Lithuania
and abroad (Europe, USA, Japan, South Korea). He gave lectures in a number of
European countries. Laureate of Lithuanian National Science Prize (2017).
Rytis is also active as folk and folkrock musician, leader of folklore groups “Intakas”,
“Mindrė”, and a member of folkrock group “Atalyja”. Starting from 1990s, he gives
workshops on traditional singing at various seminars in Lithuania and abroad, first of all,
in Poland, yearly International Summer School of Traditional Music.