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June 14, 2019

Festival Awarded European Festival Quality Label

The new Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival has been awarded an EFFE Label by the European Festivals Association (EFA). Only events who aim for arts engagement, community involvement and international involvement can be considered for this award. For 2017-2018, 715 festivals throughout Europe gained this label.

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June 10, 2019

Interview with Maestro Zubin Mehta: "Don’t look at the conductor, it doesn’t help"

"I have many plans, I’m still young! "A conversation with legendary conductor Zubin Mehta, who will perform this summer in the Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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June 3, 2019

Riga Jurmala Music Festival to Gather Audience Members from 50 Countries

This summer, audience members from more than 50 countries will come to Latvia to enjoy the new classical RĪGA JŪRMALA Music Festival - the most remote festival visitors will arrive from Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and the United States, while visitors from Germany, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Estonia have bought the highest numbers of tickets among European countries.

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RĪGA JŪRMALA Music Festival Comes First in The Telegraph’s Top 10 Summer Festivals

The new RĪGA JŪRMALA Music Festival has been named as the top classical music holiday destination alongside other world-class festivals in one of the UK’s largest newspapers, The Telegraph and Telegraph Travel.

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May 3, 2019

Martin James Bartlett will celebrate the release of his debut album

Today, on 3 May, the rising 22-year-old British pianist Martin James Bartlett will celebrate the release of his debut album “Love and Death” ("Warner Classics”). On 21 July Martin James Bartlett will give a recital based on “Love and Death” programme during the opening weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.

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April 20, 2019

The young and dynamic cellist Edgar Moreau has just released his new album

The young and dynamic French cellist Edgar Moreau has just released his new album on “Erato” label. “Warning: contains red-hot virtuosity! Full of high-wire thrills, this is music to enchant the ears and soothe the soul. A breathtaking and uplifting recording,” album notes say. Edgar Moreau will perform an all-Bach programme at the RIGA JURMALA Music Festival this summer. His recital will take place on 1 September at the Great Guild Hall in Riga.

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April 18, 2019

Bachtrack.com: From Latvia to the world

All of the Mariss Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra concerts at the RIGA JURMALA MusicFestival are now SOLD OUT! We’re thrilled that so many local and international music lovers will get to see this fantastic conductor and orchestra in action in our beautiful country.

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Mariss Jansons concerts are sold out!

All of the Mariss Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra concerts at the RIGA JURMALA MusicFestival are now SOLD OUT! We’re thrilled that so many local and international music lovers will get to see this fantastic conductor and orchestra in action in our beautiful country.

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April 10, 2019

Rudolf Buchbinder becomes exclusive artist of Deutsche Grammophon

Just announced! Rudolf Buchbinder becomes exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist to mark the upcoming 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Buchbinder will be playing Beethoven, as well as Schubert and Brahms with violinist Julian Rachlin, at the RIGA JURMALA Music Festival this year on 20 July!

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Star orchestras gather for the new Riga Jurmala Music Festival

Two beautiful cities in the summer, a stellar line-up including Yuja Wang and Mischa Maisky, and four weekends of wonderful music. Read all about the Festival in bachtrack.com!

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