Lecture | The musical heritage of Litvaks
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About the event
Musicologist Dr. Kamilė Rupeikaitė completed her Master degree at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 1999, studied at the European Institute for Jewish Studies Paideia in Stockholm (2004 – 2005), and defended doctoral dissertation on semantics of musical instruments in the Bible at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2006.
She worked as an editor for the classical music program on Lithuanian State Radio (1998 – 2001), as an editor of musical column at the cultural weekly „7 Days of Arts“ (2007-2011), and was associate professor of music history at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (2007-2019).
Currently she has been director of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum since April 2019 (before that, since 2009 she has been deputy director of the museum's activities), and also is the researcher at Lithuanian Culture Research Institute.
Her scientific research interests include music in the Bible, symbolism of musical instruments in different cultures, use of biblical motives in professional music, multicultural contexts, musical heritage of the Lithuanian Jews, and the work of Lithuanian composer Anatolijus Šenderovas (1945-2019). She has delivered papers at the international conferences held in Israel, Finland, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia and Slovenia. Her scientific articles have been published in peer reviewed journals Lithuanian Musicology [Lietuvos muzikologija], Studies in Art [Menotyra] and other editions.
Rupeikaitė has lectured on her topics of interest at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, Lithuanian Jewish Community, Kėdainiai Multicultural Center, Vilnius Choral Synagogue, International Cello Festival in Klaipėda and elsewhere.