On 9-16 October 2021 the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) will host the Jurjānu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition, where young musicians will take the stage of the Academy’s Great Hall to compete in five categories: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. The main prize - 3000 EUR.
The competition is open to musicians born in or after 9 October 1990.
Applications are to be submitted electronically by 15 July 2021. The list of participants will be published on the competition’s website, and the selected participants will receive a confirmation e-mail by 1 August 2021.
There are three rounds to the competition, and the participants will be evaluated by an international jury comprised of flutist, associate professor of the JVLMA Ilona Meija and saxophone player, JVLMA professor Artis Sīmanis from Latvia, as well as top-notch musicians representing other countries – flutist Renate Greiss-Armin (Germany), oboist Christian Schmitt (Germany), clarinetist Karel Dohnal (Czechia), bassoon player Peeter Sarapuu (Estonia), and saxophone player Christian Maurer (Austria).
Participants of Round III will perform with the Latvian chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga and conductor Normunds Šnē.
All rounds of the competition are open to the public.
The Jurjānu Andrejs VII International Woodwind Competition is supported by the JVLMA and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
* We ask all potential participants to follow the information about the possibility of international travel, vaccinations and other current events.
** The competition will be held in person only.
For further information: COMPETITION