Krista Audere from Latvia wins prestigious Eric Ericson Award
At the final concert of the Eric Ericson Award competition in the Swedish Radio Concert Hall Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, the latvian conductor Krista Audere was elected winner of the competition, by an international jury. Harry Bradford from Great Britain and Julia Selina Blank from Germany also participated in the final. Concerts with ten European radio choirs and a prize sum of 100 000 Swedish kronor (10.000 Euros) awaits the winner
Jurjānu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
On 9-16 October 2021, the Jurjānu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition will take place at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA), Great Hall. A total of 73 young musicians from around the world, including 21 participants from Latvia, will compete in five categories (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone)
Latvian Section of ISCM Announces an International Competition for Girls’ Choir Compositions
International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) will mark its centenary in 2022. Four local sections of ISCM representing Switzerland, Basque Country, Estonia and Latvia, organise a creative work competition in each respective country. Each member country elaborates its competition regulations and approves the jury. The international competition for girls’ choir compositions is organised by the Latvian Composers Union, Latvian Section of ISCM
Several SKANI recordings nominated for the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK awards
The nominations for the prestigious Opus Klassik (formerly Echo Klassik) music recording awards have been announced. A number of recordings involving Latvian musicians are among the nominees, but this year has been particularly successful for the Skani Latvian national recording label. In fact, all of the albums submitted by Skani have received nominations.
Assessing the artistic program and organizational quality, as well as its importance in international music network, the European Festival Association has repeatedly awarded the Rīgas Ritmi Festival the prestigious quality mark EFFE Label.