Riga Jurmala Academy

In 2021 the Riga Jurmala Music Festival will continue its music education initiative, the Riga Jurmala Academy, organised in collaboration with the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, the country’s centre for excellence in classical music performance.

The Riga Jurmala Academy will provide young and talented musicians from Latvia and abroad with unparalleled opportunities for artistic development and collegial interaction through masterclasses and workshops with selected soloists and orchestral musicians from the 2021 festival roster, including András Schiff and Leif Ove Andsnes, who both have already confirmed their participation.

“I believe that all festivals should aim for both entertainment and education. For the wider public and classical music lovers, this might be in the form of pre-concert talks or more detailed notes by musicologists on the concert programmes. For young artists who, we hope, will soon be performing on the stage of this and other festivals, masterclasses by world-famous artists are a unique opportunity. It is also a chance for festival attendees who are able to take part in these public masterclasses and watch the established soloists’ dialogues with young talents. I am very proud that we have been able to implement this significant initiative already in the second year of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.”

Martin T:son Engstroem / Artistic Director of Riga Jurmala Music Festival 

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