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The Grand Music Award nominees announced

7. January, 2020

The nominees for The Grand Music Award 2019 - the highest honor in the field on music in Latvia -  have been announced. This year the jury of 7 experts in the field of music have chosen 23 nominees in 8 categories:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:

  • Composer Maija Einfelde
  • Composer Pauls Dambis

 

PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR:

  • "Dialogues of the Carmelites" - Opera by Francis Poulenc. Latvian National Opera. 
  • "West Side Story" - Musical by Leonard Bernstein. Cēsis Arts Festival
  •  "I played, I danced" - Opera by Imants Kalniņš. Latvian National Opera

 

NEW WORK OF THE YEAR:

  • Andris Dzenītis - "Leaves Leaving Lepizig"
  • Santa Ratniece - "Pļavas"
  • Gundega Šmite - "Rītausmas dieve Ēosa"
     

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR  

  • Cellist Gunta Ābele
  • baritone  Rinalds Kandalincevs
  • Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
     

OUTSTANDING WORK IN AN ENSEMBLE  

  • Cellist Ivars Bezprozvanovs
  • Organist Aigars Reinis
  • Pianist Mārtiņš Zilberts


CONCERT OF THE YEAR  :

  • Dialogue with Mozart - soloist Irina Zaharenkova, Sinfonietta Rīga, conductor Olari Elts  (organizer – “Latvijas Koncerti”) 
  • Iveta Apkalna solo recital in concert hall "Latvija" in Ventspils  (organizer – “Kurzemes filharmonija”)
  • “Ķeniņš and Quadra” by piano quartet Quadra (organizer – New Music Festival “Arēna”)
     
  • OUTSTANDING INTERPRETATION:
  • Tenor Raimonds Bramanis
  • Conductor Ainārs Rubiķis, conductor
  • Pianist Vestards Šimkus and conductor Atvars Lakstīgala
     

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • Pianist Edgars Cīrulis
  • Singer Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine
  • Saxophonist Aigars Raumanis

    The Grand Music Award is organized by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and VSIA "Latvijas Koncerti".