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March 2, 2021

Stravinsky, Handel, Bizet and Saint-Saëns in This Week’s Public Online Masterclass with World-Class Mezzo-Soprano Alice Coote!

This Friday, March 5th, an online singing masterclass with famous mezzo-soprano Alice Coote will take place with talented singers from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music: Annija Kristiāna Ādamsone, Diāna Bistere, Jana Lute and Līga Anševica. Anyone can watch the masterclass online through the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page!

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March 1, 2021

Tickets Go On Sale For the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Andris Nelsons’ Concerts in Riga

Tickets go on sale to the public today, March 1st, for Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival concerts with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Latvian Andris Nelsons. The plan includes the performance of two programmes of Wagner’s music for the first time in Riga, including Act I of Die Walküre with soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Klaus Florian Vogt and bass Günther Groissböck, on September 3rd and 4th this year at the Latvian National Opera. More on the programme and tickets can be found at www.riga-jurmala.com 

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February 22, 2021

Andris Nelsons brings the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra to the Riga Jurmala Music Festival for a rare appearance outside of Bayreuth

Riga Jurmala Music Festival announced today that the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, led by Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, will make its debut in Riga during the weekend 3 to 5 September 2021.   They will offer two concerts of all-Wagner programs at the Latvian National Opera, including Act 1 of Die Walküre with soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Klaus-Florian Vogt and bass Günther Groissböck. To complete this closing weekend of the Festival’s 2021 season, piano legend Maria João Pires will perform a solo recital.

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February 5, 2021

Which composer are you?

Have you ever wondered if you were a classical music composer, who would you be? Take the quiz, find out which composer you are & learn our recommendations for the Festival’s programme you should hear this summer based on the results! And last but not least - don’t forget to share the results with your friends!

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January 25, 2021

From Bach to Brahms: This Week, Public Masterclass with World-Famous Baritone Benjamin Appl and Latvian Vocalists

On January 27th, as part of the Rīga Jūrmala Academy’s online masterclasses, local vocalists—students of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music—will develop their singing skills with Benjamin Appl, one of the current generation’s brightest chamber singers. Viewers can watch the masterclasses at 5 p.m. through the Academy Facebook page.

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January 14, 2021

Riga Jurmala Academy Announces 2021 Season

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival is pleased to announce the 2021 season of the Riga Jurmala Academy. Organised in collaboration with the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, the country’s centre for excellence in classical music training, the Academy will provide unique artistic development opportunities for young and talented musicians from the Baltics and abroad. This year’s teachers for the upcoming online masterclasses include singers Benjamin Appl and Alice Coote, pianists Yefim Bronfman and Yoav Levanon, and principal musicians from the Concertgebouworkest, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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December 16, 2020

Riga Jurmala Music Festival welcomes Credit Suisse as new international sponsor and platinum partner!

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival today announced that Credit Suisse is to become an international sponsor and a platinum partner for the Festival’s 2021 season. This new partnership supports the Festival’s long-term ambition to become one of the top classical music summer events and underscores Credit Suisse’s continuous commitment to classical music. 

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Surprise your loved ones with a Christmas present that feels like summer!

For this Holiday season we have created a very special greeting card that comes to life through Overly mobile app (free of charge) & augmented reality, revealing a hidden magic to make your gift even more memorable! Purchase Festival concert tickets as a gift to your beloved ones and choose to receive a greeting card from our best summer moments spent in Riga or Jurmala!

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December 14, 2020

Young Latvian Talents Daniil Bulayev, Sabīne Sergejeva and Andrejs Jegorovs to Perform in Online Masterclass with French Violinist Renaud Capuçon

On December 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., talented Latvian violinists Daniil Bulayev, Sabīne Sergejeva and Andrejs Jegorovs will perform in an online masterclass with famous French violinist Renaud Capuçon as part of the Rīga Jūrmala Academy. The broadcast can be viewed on the Rīga Jūrmala Facebook page.

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December 2, 2020

Buy 1 ticket to any of the Festival’s day-time concerts and get +1 ticket as a gift!

With a light and positive view we are looking forward to next summer to enjoy beautiful atmosphere surrounded by the classical music. We believe that sooner or later we will be able to experience it! To purchase a ticket and get +1 (the same kind and price range), please use the special code.

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