After some years of silence, we are thrilled to announce the return of LTart.NL! The event will celebrate a fusion of Lithuanian, Dutch, and international artistry with the fresh line-up of returning and new talents.
To give you a taste of the magic we’re reigniting, we invite you to take a journey back to our 2013 event. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of creativity and passion that has defined LTart.NL over the years. This video captures unforgettable moments and the vibrant spirit we’re excited to bring back in our upcoming gathering. Watch, reminisce, and get ready to create new memories with us!
Prepare to immerse yourself in a symphony of senses as LTart.NL makes its much-anticipated return! We promises a cultural mosaic where your senses will journey through the creative realms of Hear, See, and Taste. Let your ears be enthralled by the eclectic mix of live performances, from the soul-stirring depths of classical compositions to the spontaneous zest of contemporary and jazz rhythms. Allow your eyes to feast on a visual gallery of imagination, where painting, photography, narrate untold stories and crystallize moments of pure emotion. But the allure doesn’t stop there; embark on a culinary adventure with authentic Lithuanian delicacies, each bite a testament to a rich culinary heritage. As we set the stage for a sensory celebration, we are excited already to introduce you to some of the masterful artists, musicians, and chefs who will be your guides in this unforgettable expedition. More to follow in coming weeks.
A rising star in the international jazz arena, Egle’s musical journey is rooted in her Lithuanian family’s passion for jazz. Her formative years were spent immersed in the works of iconic musicians, from Ella Fitzgerald to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Her unique sound, a blend of traditional, contemporary, and Brazilian jazz, has captivated audiences across Europe and Brazil. An alumna of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she’s performed with renowned orchestras and ensembles, showcasing her versatility and lyrical approach to music. Egle’s debut album, “Bird’s Notes,” highlights her multifaceted talents as a vocalist, arranger, and composer, offering a melodious fusion influenced by American and Brazilian masters. Her commitment to melody resonates throughout her work, inviting audiences to join her musical voyage.
Vytautas Straižys is a distinguished pianist with an extensive background in both classical and jazz music. Educated at the M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art and the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands, his performances are characterized by a synthesis of stylistic elements, drawing from the oeuvres of jazz luminaries such as Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, as well as classical composers like Sergei Rachmaninoff and Claude Debussy. In addition to his solo work, Mr. Straižys collaborates with a myriad of musical projects across genres, including jazz and soul, thereby establishing himself as a versatile contributor to the contemporary music landscape. He is also the founder of Downtown Piano Lab, a Vilnius-based music venue that has garnered significant attention for its unique setting—concerts are hosted within Mr. Straižys’s own residence, offering an unparalleled, intimate musical experience.
Kristina Kuprytė creates beautiful, spiritual, and meditative music with the ‘kanklės’—a unique Lithuanian plucked string instrument from the zither family. Holding a Master’s degree from the renowned Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, she has garnered various prestigious awards and widespread recognition both in Lithuania and abroad. A masterful ‘kanklės’ player, Kristina performs classical pieces from Eastern and Western composers, along with traditional Lithuanian folk tunes. She has given numerous solo recitals in countries including Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, England, Russia, Greece, the USA, and Egypt. Her cultural contributions earned her the title of honorary citizen of Omaha, Nebraska.
Emerging from Lithuania’s artistic echelons, Rima Dirse mastered diverse vocal genres and enthralled international audiences. Her move to Holland in 1990 marked new musical explorations and educational pursuits. Notably, Rima played a pivotal role in LTart.NL, fostering Lithuanian culture in Amsterdam. Beyond performing, she delved into media and literary translation, including work for Dutch channels and translating renowned works like Paul van Loon’s series, bridging cultural narratives between her homeland and adopted country.
Since embarking on her freelance journey in 2011, Maria has carved a niche in the competitive field of photography. Her talent shines in editorials for notable publications like Llamas Valley, Time-Out, 1st Dibs, Uitkrant, and A-Mag magazine.
Maria’s experience in modeling and acting has endowed her with a profound understanding of human nature and the nuances of personality, elements that profoundly influence her preferred genres of portrait and product photography. These insights are palpable in her work, capturing more than just images but the very essence of her subjects.
Currently living her dream, Maria revels in the perfect equilibrium between pursuing inspiring personal projects and nurturing her dedicated portrait and product photography studio. Each day is a testament to her passion, as she continues to create impactful visuals that resonate on both personal and commercial avenues.
Born in Klaipeda, Lithuania, Raimonda Grikšaitė now lives in the Netherlands, having been engrossed in art from a young age. After extensive studies in art and theater, she achieved notable recognition, including a nomination for the prestigious Royal Dutch Prize for Free Painting in 2008.
Grikšaitė’s art depicts theatrical scenes where disparate figures engage in compelled rituals, highlighting the struggle between personal ideals and imposed roles. Her work explores deep existential queries: the authenticity of our perceived reality and the intricacies of self-identity.
Her painting serves as introspection, revealing characters confronting their inner doubts and dreams while radiating an underlying strength and hope. Grikšaitė invites viewers into this intimate realm, prompting a face-to-face reflection with their own vulnerabilities and inner richness.
Catering by Sunnyside
Embracing a passion for culinary arts and communal experiences, Sunnyside Catering delights in bringing people together through food. Their journey, fueled by the joy of discovery, involves exploring diverse cultures, adopting exotic recipes, and infusing freshness into traditional dishes, mirroring the warmth and authenticity of a family meal.
At the event, they’ll offer an immersive ‘Taste’ experience, serving an array of Lithuanian dishes that promise a delightful journey for the palate, all prepared with the same homely care and international flair that defines their brand. Join in savoring these unique flavors and partake in the stories they bring to the table!