Nuria Rial
Nuria Rial
Davide Pozzi
Davide Pozzi
Manfredo Kraemer
Manfredo Kraemer
Canto Fiorito
Canto Fiorito



"After the festival’s “début” last year with the great names such as “Concerto Soave” and Maria Cristina Kiehr as well as Leonardo García Alarcón, it is a great honour to host this year the prestigious ensemble “Les Cornets Noirs” with the amazing soprano Nuria Rial, who will perform a programme of Italian sacred music of the seventeenth century.


Another honourable guest of the second edition is the ensemble “The Rare Fruits Council” in a trio formation with world-wide famous performers Manfredo Kraemer (baroque violin and artistic direction), Juan Manuel Quintana (viola da gamba) and Luca Guglielmi (organ), who will perform a programme dedicated to the German music of the early baroque period.


As it is aimed that every edition of the festival includes one organ solo concert, this years solo recital will be performed by Davide Pozzi, the organ player of the ensemble “Canto Fiorito”, beloved by audiences in Lithuania and highly appreciated in all European countries, who will present music for organ created by composers from Rome.


The hosting ensemble of the festival “Canto Fiorito” will continue its mission to research, revive and popularise Lithuanian cultural legacy with a specially created programme “From Rome to Vilnius”, exploring the influence of Roman music school on the music production in the courts of Vasas’ and Sapiegas’, the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.


The four concerts of the II International Kretinga Early Music Festival will take place on the 16-19th of August, free of charge for the public, willing to experience the revived music of the past and appreciate its treasures."


Artistic director Rodrigo Calveyra




Thursday 16 August 2018 at 7pm

Vulnerasti cor meum: sacred vocal and instrumental music from the XVIIth century

Núria Rial (soprano) & „Les Cornets Noirs“ (Spain, Switzerland)

Frithjof Smith (cornetto), Gebhard David (cornetto), Johannes Strobl (organ)



Friday 17 August 2018 at 7pm

Roma caput musicae mundi

Davide Pozzi (organ). Solo recital (Italy)



Saturday 18 August 2018 at 7 pm

Hortus Musicus: XVIIth century chamber music for violin, bass viol and organ

Ensemble „The Rare Fruits Council“ (Spain)

Manfredo Kraemer (baroque violin, artistic direction), Juan Manuel Quintana (viola da gamba), Luca Gugliemi (organ)



Sunday 19 August 2018 at 7 pm

From Rome to Vilnius

Ensemble ,,Canto Fiorito“ (Lithuania)

Lina Dambrauskaitė, Renata Dubinskaitė, Saulė Šerytė, Algirdas Bagdonavičius, Nerijus Masevičius (voices), Rodrigo Calveyra (cornetto, artistic direction), Josue Melendez (cornetto), Juan Manuel Quintana (viola da gamba), Davide Pozzi (organ)



All concerts free of charge