Sunday, 21 december

11th International Competition of classical music "Jurmala 2010"

23.05.2010 - 16:00
Small hall
Koncertaģentūra "Mūza", tālr. 67764498

11th International Competition of classical music "Jurmala 2010"

It will be the Gala concert and awarding of groups C and D winners.

Participates: competition winners and chamber orchestra "Sinfonia Concertante", conductor and art director -  Andris Vecumnieks.

Pianist, teacher and professor Juris Kalnciems was born in Riga. After graduating Emīls Dārziņš Music School, he studies piano at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian State Conservatoire (now Academy of Music of Latvia) with professor Arnis Zandmanis and also in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with professor Samuel Alumyan. Juris Kalnciems has participated in several piano competitions and has won 1st prize of the Čiurlionis International Piano Competition, Vilnius, 1978. At present time Juris Kalnciems is a Head of Piano Department of the Academy of Music of Latvia. From year 2001 he is the official president of EPTA Latvia. Professor Juris Kalnciems often performs on various international stages. He has recorded two CD's of the music by Latvian composers.
Igor Lazko was born in 1949 in a family of famous musicians in St.Petersburg, Russia. He studied piano with Prof. Pavel Serebriakov at a special music school under the auspices of the St.Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. In 1964 Igor Lazko became the youngest winner of the famous J.S. Bach International Piano Competition in Leipzig. He continued his studies at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the celebrated class of Prof. Yakov Zak. After graduation Igor Lazko became the soloist of Leningrad Philarmonic. From 1978-1992 Igor Lazko was appointed Professor of piano at Belgrade Music Academy, there he recorded complete Partitas and Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach as well as music by P. Tchaikovsky and other composers. In 1985 Igor Lazko performed almost all keyboard works by J.S. Bach at the International Music Festival in Nanterre, France. His numerous concert tours took him to France, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece and the United States. In 1996 Igor Lazko founded the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris and became its Artistic Director. He is a Professor of Music at "Ecole Nationale de Musique de Fresnes", "Schola Cantorum" and "Conservatoire Russe A.Skriabine" in Paris.
Tallinn born Ivari Ilja studied the piano at the Tallinn State Conservatoire with Professor Laine Mets and at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Professor Vera Gornostayeva and Professor Sergey Dorensky. He has won prices in several national and international competitions, including the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the Vianna da Motta Piano Competition in Lisbon. Ivari has given recitals and performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, with conductors such as Arvo Volmer, Eri Klas, Leo Krämer, Veronica Dudarova, Urs Schneider, Roman Matsov, Imants Resnis, Andres Mustonen, Peeter Lilje, Theodore Kuchar and Vello Pähn. His repertoire mostly includes Romantic music, such as Chopin, Brahms, and Schumann, but he also performs repertoire by composers such as Mozart, Prokofiev and Britten. Ivari Ilja also performs in chamber music, and has accompanied amongst others Irina Arkhipova, Maria Guleghina, Elena Zaremba, Pauletta de Vaughn, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Future engagements will include a Delos recording with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Singapore concerts of IMG and St Olav's Festival in Norway.  

The Jurmala City Council and the Latvian Piano Teachers Association in collaboration with Jūrmala Secondary Music School and concert agency ‘Mūza' are delighted to announce the 11th International Academic Music Competition "Jūrmala 2010" for pianists, that will take place from May 16 to May 23 of 2010 and provide the audiences of Jurmala city with truly memorable youthful and creative performances for the whole week. Events will take place in Jūrmala Music School Hall as well as in concert hall "Dzintari", where competitors will perform with orchestra on a magnificent Steinway grand piano.
Jūrmala Competition for several years now has been the largest and most popular event for young pianists, it provides an invaluable opportunity for young concert pianists to further their careers through solo performances and an orchestra debut in the final round. As a result of this competition, the artists of tomorrow are introduced to the audiences of today.


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