Vineta Sareika and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra. Born in Latvia

Se. 13. Maijs 2017 19:00

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Performers: violinist Vineta Sareika, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lutz Köhler (Germany).

Program: F. Mendelssohn Overture "Hebrides", M. Bruch first concert for violin and orchestra op sol minor. 26 F. Mendelssohn Third Symphony la minor op. 56th

Violinist Vineta Sareika's multi-faceted career spans a wide range of activities from Primaria of the Artemis Quartet to soloist and recitalist. Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition, she has been performing as a soloist with the leading european orchestras and working as the first concert master of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. In addition to her concert activities, Vineta is teaching chamber music at the Universität der Künste Berlin and at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in the Baltic States. It was started in 1881, when the first Philharmonic in the Baltics was established. The establisher Hanss Hohapfel was also a conductor of the orchestra. In the beginning there were 37 musicians playing in the orchestra. During the summers they were accompanied by guest artists from Germany and Poland. As the time moved on, grew both the structure and professionalism of the orchestra, as well as its role in the eyes of general public.

Lutz Koehler studied bassoon and piano performance as well as composition and conducting at the Hanover Academy of Music and Drama. He has worked as a tutor there for 25 years and for several years has acted as the vice-rector of the institution. In 1999 he was appointed conducting professor at the Berlin University of Arts; he also leads the symphony orchestra of the university. The list of his former students includes Atvars Lakstigala - the current artistic director of the Liepaja Symphony Amber Sound Orchestra. Lutz Koehler is also a conducting professor at the Catalonia College of Music.

For more than a quarter century he served as one of the directors of the European Community Youth Orchestra; he has also been the principal guest conductor of the Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Lutz Koehler is on regular basis invited as an advisor and jury member to the International Music Competition of the ARD broadcast network, which in 2009 was won by the Latvian double bass player Gunars Upatnieks.

Together with the Berlin German Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and with other famous collectives Lutz Koehler has appeared in festivals in Dresden, Berlin, Seville, Miami and other major cities. He enjoys giving conducting masterclasses and has conducted several performances of the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. His students have won awards in competitions in Tokyo, Munich, Belgrade, Kalmar and elsewhere. The repertoire of Lutz Koehler encompasses music from the baroque to the contemporary periods.