Violin instructor Egle Jarkova feels strongly about nurturing a trusting relationship with her students. “I believe in a safe environment and in building a connection with each student. Having the student trust me is the most important thing to me. Building strong fundamentals, having good technical skills, understanding how instrument works, learning how to read music, and finally enjoying music and the whole learning process is a must.”

Egle has taught violin, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire classes privately and in music schools in Italy, Lithuania, and Boston. She is a founder and the artistic director of the International Summer Music Festival “Vivace Vilnius”. The festival attracts more than 180 international students from 16 countries and offers intensive masterclasses and free performances.

Egle is a top prize winner of several national and international competitions. She performs widely in Europe and America, including in Albania, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Puerto Rico, and more; and concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Beethoven Hall, Wiener Saal, Sala Tripkovich, and others. As an active chamber musician, she performed with Yo Ma, Lynn Chang, Petras Geniusas, Jemur Piano Trio, Trigon Trio, the Indian Hill Orchestra, and other various orchestras and ensembles around New England.

Egle studied at the National M. K. Ciurlionis Art School, United World College of the Adriatic, and “Scuola Superiore Internazionale di Musica da Camera del Trio di Trieste”. She is also a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and Boston University.

Egle loves spending time with her toddler daughter – “we love reading books, walks, cooking and the beach.”

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“I love teaching my students music. I become very creative and make my students sing, write stories, draw, and talk about what they feel while playing or listening to the piece of music.”


Bringing Music Home: Why CCM Violin Instructor Egle Jarkova Started a Summer Festival in Her Native Lithuania