April 12, 2021

Online Rīga Jūrmala Academy Masterclass by Concertgebouworkest Oboe Concertmaster Alexei Ogrintchouk This Afternoon!

A masterclass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s principal oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk will take place today, April 12th, at 4 p.m. on the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page with Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music students Varvara Zavjalova, Renāte Lodziņa, Pauls Kristaps Reinis and Kira Maija Kirsanova. 

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April 8, 2021

Wagner, Beethoven, Verdi and Mozart in World-Class Tenor Joseph Calleja’s Public Online Masterclass!

Tomorrow, April 9th, an online masterclass with famous tenor Joseph Calleja and Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music students Renārs Austrums, Dainis Kalnačs, Andris Kipļuks and Vladislavs Skrunds will be broadcast. Anyone can watch the masterclass online through the Rīga Jūrmala Academy Facebook page.

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April 1, 2021

Join the waiting list for the sold-out concerts!

If the concert you want to attend is sold out, you can join the Waiting List to be the first to receive a message from us if tickets become available again! If tickets become available, we will inform the first persons on the waiting list, who will have 24 hours to buy a ticket until we assign it to the next person on the list.

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March 11, 2021

‘Mariss Jansons: A Tale of Four Orchestras’, a film by Peter Maniura

‘Mariss Jansons: A Tale of Four Orchestras’, a film by Peter Maniura, tells the Latvian maestro’s story through the eyes of the four leading orchestras which he led. The Riga Jurmala Music Festival today announced the commissioning of a documentary dedicated to honouring legendary Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons (1943-2019), due for broadcast in early 2022.  ‘Mariss Jansons: A Tale of Four Orchestras’ will be directed and conceived by Peter Maniura, an award-winning television producer and director with more than twenty-five years’ experience in music and arts broadcasting at the BBC, the European Broadcasting Union and independently.

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March 8, 2021

Concertgebouworkest Flutist Emily Beynon to Lead Online Masterclasses!

Concertgebouworkest flutist Emily Beynon’s online masterclasses with flutists from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) and Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music Secondary School (JMRMV) will be broadcast this Wednesday, March 10th, from 3 to 6 p.m. The online masterclasses are organised as part of the Riga Jurmala Academy programme in collaboration with the JVLMA, and can be viewed on the programme Facebook page.

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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 

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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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