Composition classes

In September my composition classes will continue at the Maastricht Academy of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Registering is still possible until the end of August (Maastricht) and September (Brussels).
As of this fall a new master program for performers of contemporary music starts at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Download the information sheet here.
For information: International Relations Office +370 5 2124967,

Portrait CD by KAIROS


1. (co)ro(na) for ensemble 10:24
2. Pasaka for piano solo 05:15
3. Sinfonia for ensemble 03:25
4. b(ell tree)for string quartet 11:35
5. Ri for soprano and electronics 09:21
6. Poussla for ensemble and orchestra 14:47
7. Pasaka for piano and tape 08:43
8. Saxordionphonics for solo saxophone, accordion and orchestra 12:36
Total Time: 79:47
Tokyo Sinfonietta, Benjamin Kobler, LENsemble (Lithuanian Ensemble Network), Chordos Quartet, Rita Balta, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Marcus Weiss, Teodoro Anzellotti, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Yasuaki Itakura, Vykintas Baltakas, Johannes Kalitzke, Emilio Pomárico

Catalogue No.: 0015004KAI
EAN Code: 9120040735043

Mauricio Kagel concert trail in Vilnius

9.4.2016, 19:00 Energetikos ir technikos muziejus | Energy ant Technology Museum Vilnius (LT)

Kantrimiusik, 50′
Phantasiestück, 15′
Mitternachtsstük, 40′
Het Collectief ensemble
LENsemble (Lithuanian Ensemble Network)
Jauna Muzika choir
Oskaras Koršunovas, direction
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor
Full program book

Kagel concert trail at the Concertgebouw Brugge

12.3.2016, Concertgebouw Brugge (B)
19:30 Vykintas Baltakas “Smokey Arnold” (2015) for ensemble
20:00 Mauricio Kagel:
Die Stücke der Windrose for ensemble, 50′
Kantrimiusik (1973-75), 50′
Mitternachtsstük (1980-86), 40′
Het Collectief ensemble
LENsemble (Lithuanian Ensemble Network)
Jauna Muzika choir
Oskaras Koršunovas, direction
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor

Portrait in Vienna

12.12.2015, Alte Schmiede,  Vienna

lecture-concert by Baltakas and Ensemble Wiener Collage


Recitativo (2014) for violine and piano

das Lied (2000) for piano and elektronics

Commentum (2011) for cello and piano

(how does the silver cloud s)ou(nd?) for piano solo

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2013) for violine solo



Moderation: Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio

Recitativo and Commentum in Vilnius

11.11.2015, International Accordion Music Festival
Church of Saint Catherine, Vilnius
Recitativo (2015) for violin and piano
Commentum (2011) for cello and piano
Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Edmundas Kulikauskas, cello
Albina Šikšniūtė, piano
Full program

GAIDA festival Vilnius

GAIDA, 25th Festival of Contemporary Music
2015.10.27, 21:00
ŠMC | Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Justina Repečkaitė – Tapisserie (2014)
Albertas Navickas – Accidental (2011)
Vykintas Baltakas – Redditio 2 (2013)
Justina Repečkaitė – Rapid Eye Movements (2014)
Ignas Krunglevičius – Gradients (2012)
Vykintas Baltakas – Redditio (2010)
Veronika Krausas – Analemma (2006)
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor

CANTIO – chamber opera – first CD recording and distribution online

The recording of my chamber opera CANTIO from the festival Ultraschall in Berlin 2013 – is now available as CD and accessable via all major online distributors.
Text: Sharon Lynn Joyce
German Text: Erika Ria Otto
Stage dir.: Cornelia Heger
Vivian Lüdorf (narrator), Margret Giglinger (sopr.), Florian Feth (tn), Tobias Hagge (bs)
L’ENsemble (Lithuanian Ensemble Network)
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.
Production of Kulturkontakte e.V., Konzerthaus Berlin and Ultraschall Festival / Deutschlandradio Kultur
© LEN media, 2015


HORIZONS 2009–1014
by Lithuanian Ensemble Network (LEN)
Osvaldas Balakauskas – Rain for Cracow (1991)
Luciano Berio. O, King (1968)
Vykintas Baltakas – Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2013) for violin solo
Vykintas Baltakas – Nichtstück (1996)
Matthias Pintscher – Svelto (2006)
Wolfgang Rihm – Am Horizont. Stille Szene (1991)
L’ENsemble – Vykintas Baltakas, cond.
Rita Mačiliūnaitė (mezzo), Rusnė Mataitytė (vno), Aidas Puodžiukas (pno.), Edmundas Kulikauskas (vc.), Albina Šikšniūtė (pno.), Raimondas Sviackevičius (acc.), Andrius Žiūra (cl.), Laurynas Lapė (tp.), Liudas Mockūnas (s.sax.), Simonas Sipavičius (a.sax.), Giedrius Gelgotas (fl), Ieva Sipaitytė (vno.), Robertas Bliškevičius (vla.), Vita Šiugždienė (vc.)
© LEN media, 2015

Happy New Year!

A very interesting year has started for me. Exciting collaborations with Het Collectief ensemble, Concertgebouw Brugge, Sax Allemande, Bl!ndman ensemble, Oslo Sinfonietta and KammarensembleN from Stockholm are coming. The compulsory piece for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition is already in the shelf and a Portrait-CD by KAIROS is expected in may of 2015.
There is also an important practical change: all scores of my works written in 2015 will be free downloadable! Only the parts will be payable but only once: once paid – never charged again for additional performances. No hire material, no sending back…
Just like in the good old times, when one could take a sheet of music and just play it, without thinking much about the copyrights, prices, orders… It is important to bring the focus back to the musical thoughts, freedom of musical exchange and discovery — leaving the practicality in the background, where it belongs.
I whish you freedom in music for 2015!
Vykintas Baltakas

composer & conductor