Jurmala festival

Opening concert. Baiba Skride and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, Jul 16, 20:00

Location: Great Hall
Event Producer: Dzintari Concert Hall

Baiba Skride, violin
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Jānis Liepiņš

The ninth Jūrmala Festival, the grandest musical event of the summer, will take place with ten magnificent concerts from 15 to 23 July at Dzintari Concert Hall, bringing together outstanding Latvian and foreign musicians.

On 16 July, a concert of symphonic music will be performed by violinist Baiba Skride, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jānis Liepiņš.

Baiba Skride is one of the most important violinists of our time, whose violin playing is heard in the world’s most famous concert halls. Her rare performances in Latvia are a great event and a celebration of music. In 2001 she won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels. Since then Baiba has performed regularly with prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandahaus Orchestra, London Philarmonia Orchestra and others. Conductors with whom Baiba Skride collaborates include Charles Dittois, Thierry Fischer, Peavo Jervi, Néme Jervi, Andris Nelsons and Kirils Petrenko, among others.

Jānis Liepiņš is one of the most promising and talented conductors of his generation, a sought-after conductor of opera music who has regularly collaborated with outstanding opera singers. Since 2019, he has been First Kapellmeister of the Mannheim National Opertheater.

The project is co-financed by REACT-EU funding for mitigating the consequences of the pandemic crisis.

Event Producer: Dzintari Concert Hall

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