Lithuanians in the News
28th June 2009
Success on the International Music Stage for Young Lithuanian Composer
Justë Janulytë.
Photo courtesy Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre
The composition for mixed choir ”Aquarelle” by the young Lithuanian composer Justë Janulytë was announced on 12 June 2009 as the best work for composers under 30 at the 56th International Rostrum of Composers for contemporary music in Paris.
The International Rostrum of Composers has been has been held in Paris annually since 1954, with participation of international public broadcasters involved in broadcasting contemporary music. It is supported by UNESCO and "Radio France". Lithuania has participated since 1996 through Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) as a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This year 29 international broadcasters presented 56 works for the competition.
The 27 year old Justë Janulytë studied composition in Lithuania and Milan. In 2004 her work “White Music” for 15 string instruments was acknowledged as the best chamber music work by the Lithuanian Composers Union. Her works have already been performed in many countries in Europe. Her composition “Textile 2” for symphony orchestra was honoured by being performed during the gala opening ceremony of the 2008 Venice Music Biennale.
Janulytë’s work” Aquarelle” had been composed in 2007 for the “Gaida” festival in Lithuania. It has already been specially selected to be performed at International Society’s for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days 2009 in Sweden September 24 – October 4, 2009. Australian Lithuanians will be interested to note that the ISCM World Music Days 2008 were held in Vilnius in Lithuania October 24 - November 7, 2008, and the World Music Days 2010 will be held in Sydney 30 April - 9 May, 2010.

Further information: 12/06/09