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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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November 27, 2020

Riga Jurmala Academy Launches New Season Combining Online and in-person Masterclasses

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces the 2020-2021 season of the Riga Jurmala Academy, organised in collaboration with the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Masterclasses in piano, strings, brass and wind instruments, conducting and singing will take place online beginning in December as well as face-to-face in Riga during the scheduled weekends of the 2021 Riga Jurmala Music Festival, to be led by the artists appearing in future or past concerts.

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November 10, 2020

Special offer for students, seniors and representatives of music institutions!

Although Latvia is now back under increased restrictions for the good of public health, the Festival team is looking hopefully towards the future and continues to work actively in anticipation of the summer and the chance to enjoy high-level classical music over four weekends! We remind you that, once again for this season of the Festival, students, seniors*, and all representatives of music institutions** will receive a 20% discount on ticket prices for all Festival concerts.

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