Jury has announced the semi-finalists of the "Big Band Composition Contest for Young Baltic and Nordic Composers”

The competition jury has nominated the following young composers for further participation in the competition:

Mikkel Dahl Amundsen “Going”
Anna Vibe-Gorkuša “Prologue”
Peter Robertstad “Equilibrum”
Denisa Dārzniece “Beninging”
Kristers Lauriņš “Waiting For”
Eskild Sveås Okkenhaug “Heavy at Heart”
Patrīcija Anna Doniņa “Latvian Spirit”
Apolinaras Dubauskas “Vilnius”
Jurģis Lipskis “Es prom”
Lāsma Švemberga “A Night in Snow”

The works of these young composers will be performed by JVLMA/RDKS/JMRMV Big Band (artistic director and conductor Dāvis Jurka) and vocalist Aija Vītoliņa at the Semi-Final concert on October 27 at 18.00 in the Ziedoņa Hall of the Latvian National Library. Entrance to the concert is free.

The Finals of the competition will be held on November 30 in the Spīķeru concert hall, where the three finalists’ compositions will be included in the repertoire of the Latvian Radio Big Band concert program created especially for the final of the competition.

The contest is organized by Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in collaboration with Latvian Radio Big Band, supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, Erasmus+ and Riga City Council.

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