The aim of the concert is to raise as much money as possible for the outstanding young musical talents of Lithuania: to acquire quality instruments for them, to train their class with today's leading educators, to travel to major European music competitions and other activities related to their development.
United for a common purpose
The Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation’s supported children and musicians known in Lithuania and all around the world will share the scene of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. This is an exceptional show where children will play together with renowned performers spreading the name of Lithuania.
The Winner of the Lithuanian National Prize pianist prof. Mūza Rubackytė will play on stage. As she says: “Music masters must contribute to the education of gifted children and encourage them to move forward”.
“Children are our future. My inner need is to help to unveil the talents of our country, to support them, to pass-on my knowledge and experience” says prof. Mūza Rubackytė.
One of the world's most famous cellists prof. David Geringas, charismatic jazz singer Laura Budreckytė will attend the concert on the same purpose.
The Alumni of the Foundation - winner of international competitions violinist Dalia Kuznecovaitė and well-known Lithuanian pianist Simona Zajančauskaitė-Giedraitė will join the concert.
The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra will accompaniment for the soloists during the concert.
Honorary guests - M. Rostropovich’s daughter and the President of the Foundation Jelena Rostropovich, as well as Sergey Krylov - Artistic Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra - will also attend the event.
So many celebrities in one place in the name of the generous purpose – making easier our supported children to achieve their dreams and goals. Many of the children sponsored by the Foundation have performed on major world stages and played with renowned orchestras.
“I want to deny the myth that a talented performer can show his potential by playing an instrument of any quality. High-quality instruments are essential for the gifted children to grow and develop their skill so that they could represent Lithuania properly as the future music ambassadors of Lithuania. The price of a quality instrument can range from a few to a few dozen or even tens of thousands of euros,” says Rasa Kubilienė, Chairman of the Board of M. Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation.
"Every person who has bought a ticket to the concert or otherwise supported the Foundation contributes for different but charitable purposes such as: the purchase of a new quality instrument, a child's journeys and participation in prestigious competitions and his or hers education with renowned educators," emphasizes R. Kubilienė.
Dreams to Come True
Charity and Support Foundation "Support for the Children of Lithuania" has been in existence for sixteen years and annually supports extremely gifted children. Up to now 120 children from different cities of Lithuania have been supported. Some of them are already well-known and have performed on major world stages.
Dalia Kuznecovaitė has got a grant for five years. Now she is a renowned violinist, the first violin in the Vilnius String Quartet and also performs as a soloist in various European countries and America.
Gifted Lithuanian young people who were supported and are supported at this very moment by the Foundation include pianists Gryta Tatorytė, Simona Zajančauskaitė-Giedraitė, clarinetist Žilvinas Brazauskas and Vytautas Giedraitis, mathematician Kęstutis Česnavičius, tennis player Ričardas Berankis, swimmers Giedrius Titenis, Danas Rapšys and many other talented young people.
Gifted Lithuanian young people who were supported and are supported at this very moment by the Foundation include pianists Gryta Tatorytė, Simona Zajančauskaitė-Giedraitė, clarinetist Žilvinas Brazauskas, mathematician Kęstutis Česnavičius, tennis player Ričardas Berankis, swimmers Giedrius Titenis, Danas Rapšys and many other talented young people.
We invite you to participate in the GALA Charity and Support Concert ”Inspired by the Music” on October 12, 2019 at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania at 6 p.m.
Purchasing tickets will help to support the children.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/2mh1wme
About the Foundation
Mstislav Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation "Support for the Children of Lithuania” was established on April 12, 2003 personally by Maestro.
Continuing the initiative launched by Maestro the Foundation established in Lithuania supports children who are extremely talented for music, science and sports. In addition to fulfilling their dreams, many of the children supported by the Foundation were able to perform in prestigious scenes, play with world-renowned orchestras and be recognized as the best.