Executive Director - Vilnius Festival & General Director - the National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania
Born in 1968 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Ruta Prusevičienė graduated in 1986 from the M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts, Piano and Musicology Division followed in 1991 by graduating from the Lithuanian Academy of Music, Musicology Division.
In her extensive professional career she was Music editor at the State Encyclopedia Publishing House; from November 1991 – June 1997 – official of the Ministry of Culture holding the positions of Senior Official of the Music Division, Senior Official of the Foreign Relations Department and Head of the International Relations Department. In 1997 Ms. Prusevičienė was Head of Foreign Relations Division of the National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania, administrative manager of Vilnius Festival and in 2001 Deputy Director for Artistic Affairs of the National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania, Executive Director of Vilnius Festival. Since October 2006 - General Director of the National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania. Since January 2007 – Member of the Lithuanian National Board on Culture and Arts, member of governmental coordination committee of Vilnius – European Culture Capital 2009 and Millenium of Lithuania. Since April 2008 – Member of the Board of the European Association of Festivals (EFA)
In Ms. Prusevičienė’s experience in coordination of international projects we would highlight: 1992 – coordination and implementation of Lithuanian culture program at EXPO 1992 in Sevilla, Spain | 1993 - coordination and implementation of Lithuanian culture program in Land Brandenburg, Germany | 1995 - coordination and implementation of Lithuanian culture program in Tampere, Finland | 1997 - coordination and partial implementation of Lithuanian culture program at Leipzig Book Fair, Germany | 2000 - coordination and implementation of Lithuanian culture program at EXPO 2000 in Hannover | 2002-2003 - coordination and implementation of Lithuanian culture program of Lithuania and Sweden musical links’ program with participation of several hundred renowned Lithuanian and Swedish musicians, composers, musicologists, music managers, journalists, teachers | 2004 - coordination and implementation of Lithuanian-Polish music exchange program with participation of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Opera, Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, Wroclaw Festival, Torun festival “Probaltica”, Vilnius Festival | From 1997 till 2007 – tour manager of numerous European and Asian tours of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Choir, Lithuanian National Ballet Company, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra | 2009 – co-organiser of the General Assembly of the European Festivals Association (EFA) in Vilnius, international projects within EU programme “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture’2009”.