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.
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.