On 9-16 October 2020 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. In coordination with the general epidemiological situation in the European Union and the Republic of Latvia, it is planned to organize the competition in person.
The competition is open to musicians born in or after 1990.
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 Louise Pellerin (Canada/Switzerland), 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.
Applications are to be submitted electronically by 15 July 2021. For more information about the competition, Competition Regulations, requirements, application process and application form find HERE.
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.
* 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.
Contact information for participants: jurjanscompetition(abols)jvlma.lv