Chiaroscuro

Early music ensemble

Rūta Vox
voice

Ieva Baublytė
recorders, gothic harp

Vilimas Norkūnas
harpsichord, organ

Saulius S. Lipčius
archlute, baroque guitar

Concerts

Spalio 10 d. 17 val.

Tytuvėnai, vienuolyno refektoriumas

„Mirštu dėl tavęs... o tu to nežinai“

Neapolietiškų vilanelų koncertas. Vilanelų poetinio teksto šerdis – meilė bei ją supančios žmogiškosios emocijos: nostalgija, džiaugsmas, liūdesys, pyktis ir atleidimas.
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Spalio 15 d. 18 val.

Vilnius, evangelikų liuteronų bažnyčia

„Canticum canticorum“

Tarptautinis Marco Scacchi Senosios muzikos festivalis
„Canticum canticorum“, sakralinės muzikos koncertas „Giesmių giesmės“ tekstais. Senojo Testamento Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – eiliuotas tekstas apie meilę, neišsenkantis įkvėpimo šaltinis visų kartų menininkams, teologams ir filosofams.
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Spalio 16 d. 17 val.

Vilkaviškis, Švč. M. Marijos Apsilankymo katedra

„Canticum canticorum“

„Canticum canticorum“, sakralinės muzikos koncertas „Giesmių giesmės“ tekstais. Senojo Testamento Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – eiliuotas tekstas apie meilę, neišsenkantis įkvėpimo šaltinis visų kartų menininkams, teologams ir filosofams.
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Praėję koncertai

Spalio 3 d. 12:30 val.

Išlaužas, Švč. M. Marijos Krikščionių Pagalbos bažnyčia

„Canticum canticorum“

„Canticum canticorum“, sakralinės muzikos koncertas „Giesmių giesmės“ tekstais. Senojo Testamento Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – eiliuotas tekstas apie meilę, neišsenkantis įkvėpimo šaltinis visų kartų menininkams, teologams ir filosofams.
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Spalio 2 d. 18 val.

Veliuona

„Mirštu dėl tavęs... o tu to nežinai“

Neapolietiškų vilanelų koncertas. Vilanelų poetinio teksto šerdis – meilė bei ją supančios žmogiškosios emocijos: nostalgija, džiaugsmas, liūdesys, pyktis ir atleidimas.
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Rugsėjo 15 d. 18 val.

Anykščiai, Angelų muziejus

„Mirštu dėl tavęs... o tu to nežinai“

Neapolietiškų vilanelų koncertas. Vilanelų poetinio teksto šerdis – meilė bei ją supančios žmogiškosios emocijos: nostalgija, džiaugsmas, liūdesys, pyktis ir atleidimas.
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About us

Ensemble “Chiaroscuro” was found in 2014 in Vilnius. Ieva Baublytė (recorders, gothic harp), Rūta Vosyliūtė (baroque singing) and Vilimas Norkūnas (harpsichord, organ) – every group member has completed the specialized Early Music studies in different countries of Europe (Switzerland, Italy and Austria). The name of Ensemble “Chiaroscuro“ is related to chiaroscuro notion in Baroque art. Strong feelings, deep emotions and contrasting moods were transmitted through light and darkness in all forms of Baroque art: from paintings of Caravaggio, dramas of Pietro Metastasio up to recitar cantare style of Giulio Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi.
“Chiaroscuro” appeared with concert program “J. S. Bach and C. Ph. Bach” to commemorate Carl Philips jubilee, theatralised performance “Affetti musicale” including acting and additional dancers, "Rosa das Rosas" – from Medieval songs to Baroque arias, “Augelletti, ruscelleti” for international “Banchetto musicale” festival in Vilnius and Riga Early music festival. They perform as Trio, as Duo and even with Solo pieces reaching variability of stage visual, aural attention and to show different artistry of each of them.

Ensemble “Chiaroscuro” is well known in Lithuania and abroad. All three members are annually giving master classes in Early music.
In our newest projects Saulius S. Lipčius (baroque guitar, archlute) is joining the ensemble. He is a member of well known Baltic Guitar Quartet.

The newest concert programs of Chiaroscuro are:
– Canticum Canticorum (Song of songs)
– Miracles
– Neapolitan villanelle

Rūta Vox :: Ieva Baublytė :: Vilimas Norkūnas :: Saulius Lipčius

Rūta Vox (Vosyliūtė)

Rūta Vox (Vosyliūtė) – baroque music singer, she studied choir conducting in National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Music and Art for 10 years. She finished her singing bachelor studies (2005-2009) at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (with Professor S. Stonytė). She finished specialised baroque singing master studies (with Professors P. Vaccari and G. Banditelli) in A. Pedrollo conservatory of Vicenza in Italy.

In 2018 she graduated artistic doctorate at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (with Professors Sigutė Stonytė and Gražina Daunoravičienė), theme of the work: The Relation between the Fixed and Non-Fixed Musical Texts in the Italian Baroque Vocal Music: Theory and Performance Practice. She atended master-classes with P. Lucciarini (Pesaro, 2010), Sara Mingardo (Naples, 2010), Paul Agnew (Weimar, 2013).

She had participated and became a winner of international contests of early music, such as: Fatima Terzo (Vicenza, 2011, first place), Francesco Provenzale (Naples, 2009, second place). Rūta is engaged in active concert activities, she participates in many festivals of Early music in Lithuania and Europe.
She performs with Theatre of Baroque Opera and ensemble Chiaroscuro; she has collaborated with La Venexiana, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Cantar Lontano, De Labyrintho and RossoPorpora. The principal field of her interests is Baroque vocal music.

Ieva Baublytė

Ieva Baublytė acomplished her studies of Renaissance and Baroque music In famous Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) in 2006, where she studied recoder with Kathrin Bopp and gothic harp with Heidrun Rosenzweig and Masako Fujimura. She also participated in variuos recorder and improvisation masterclasses held by Pedro Memelsdorf, Pierre Hamon, Rodrigo Calveyra, Mutsuyuki Motomura, Jean Tubery, in Switzerland, France, Spain, Lithuania.

She regulary performs with Early music ensembles and Interaction musical theater groups, such as „the Troupe of Saint Genesius“, ensemble „Chiaroscuro“, „In Campo Aperto“, „Basso Ostinato“ project and others. As a member of different ensembles and as a solois she perfoms in many different halls of Lithuania and other countries.

Ieva Baublytė gives masterclasses of Early music to children and young musicians in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius (Saint Cecilia educational Early music festival), and in Biržai Castle (Early music Festival „The Baroque spring in Biržai), works as a recorder teacher in Balys Dvarionas Ten Year Music School in Vilnius, participates in educational projects for children of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music.

Vilimas Norkūnas

Vilimas Norkūnas (born in 1981) is a musician from Vilnius, who has a broad range of music experience and qualifications as a professional organist, conductor and harpsichord player. At a young age he studied at the music department of the M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art, where he recieved training in violin, piano, organ and choir conducting. In 2002 Vilimas Norkūnas went to Austria to study Organ and Church music with H. Metzger at the Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg. Since 2008 he has been studying at the Music University in Graz, where he studies Organ and Church music with U. Walther, Choir conducting with J. Prinz, and Harpsichord and Early music with M. Hell. In 2011 he finished his Masters in Church music, in 2012 in Choral conducting and 2014 in Harpsichord.

In 2006 Vilimas Norkūnas won first prize at the Jonas-Žukas Organ Competition in Vilnius. In 2017 appeared successfully in H. I. F. Biber competition for Early music with Duo commovendo. He has taken part in masterclasses with M. Sander (2006), L. Lohmann (2007), P. van Dijk (2008), M. Märkl, H. Vogel und R. Meyer (2010), M. Melcova and P. Planyavski (2011), L. Ghielmi (2013), T. Linder (2016) and others.

2014-2015 he was teaching Organ and Choral conducting at Klaipėda University (Lithuania). Since 2015 he works as organist in St. Ignatius church (Vilnius, Lithuania). 2014 he grounded together with Ieva Baublytė and Rūta Vosyliūtė an Early music ensemble Chiaroscuro. They played at international Banchetto Musicale and Marco Scacchi festivals programs “Augelletti, rusceletti“, “Vilanellas”, gave concerts with medieval music „Rosas das Rosas“, extraordinary Baroque performance with dance “Affetti musicali“, 2017 appeared in Riga and Bauska festivals (Latvia), etc. Vilimas also gave harpsichord concerts with baroque violinists Ūla Kinderytė (USA, Juliard School), Vera Otasek (Austria), Grazer Hofkapelle, Kristoforas chamber orchestra, Klaipėda chamber orchestra, Brevis consort and choir, Jauna muzika choir and other musicians. Vilimas Norkūnas is Art director of Early Music Festival “Baroque Spring“ at Biržai Castle. He is well known as a vivid and splendid seminar leader for Early music, Church music, Organ, Harpsichord, Chamber Music and Choral conducting.

Saulius S. Lipčius

Saulius S. Lipčius is an acitve performer, teacher, guitar Associate Professor in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The guitarist in addition to playing classical guitar, performs on a modern archlute "Liuto forte".

In 2008 he received his MA diploma in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (guitar class of Prof. Julius Kurauskas). Saulius has won several national and international guitar competitions. The guitarist actively performs with various musicians, actors and ensembles. Since 1998 he has been performing together with his father, who was a long time member of the M. K. Čiurlionis string quartet. In 2007 together with a Lithuanian actress Virginija Kochanskytė Saulius S. Lipčius released a poetry-music CD "Romansero bėgančiam laikui" while In 2011 his first solo CD "Guitar Temptations". Since 2017 the musician is an active member of various early music ensembles, playing his liuto forte and baroque guitar he participated in "Baroque spring in Biržai", "Marco Scacchi early music festival", "Banchetto Musicale" and others.

Since 1999 the musician had performed in famous concert halls both in Lithuania and abroad, including Latvia, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Russia, Norway, France, Spain, Sweden, and Estonia. At the age of mere 19 he made his debut in the prestigious London‘s Southbank center, where he performed a two-part recital in the Purcell room.

Since 2004 Saulius has been actively teaching and many of his pupils and students have become the winners of national and international competitions. The musician is an Associate Professor (Docent) in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, where he works since 2008. Since 2014 Saulius plays with a modern lute "Liuto forte".