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Brilliance and contrasts in chamber music “Big Amber”

On Saturday, April 17, at 7 pm, in the online video concert of the Liepaja Concert Hall “Lielais dzintars” concert series “Personally”, the chamber ensemble “Trio Carmine” will continue, bringing together bright young musicians: clarinetist Anna Gāgane, violinist Magdalena Geka,

The trio’s classical repertoire, as well as contemporary music, especially works by young Latvian composers, play an important role in the trio’s work. Young musicians want to challenge classical dogmas and break down the boundaries that separate classical music from other forms of art and creativity in their work in collaboration with video artists and actors.

“The two weights in the program” Glow and Contrasts “are the Trio for violin, clarinet and piano by Béla Bartok and Arama Hatchaturyan Trio, both written in the 1930s. Although both composers are inspired by the traditional melodies of Hungarian and Roma folk music, it is natural that the speakers have treated the subject very differently. The first mood of the concert will be created by the classic trio of the Czech composer JB Vanhal in the Mibemol major, while an intriguing atmosphere will be created by the unusual composition “Shine” by the fine Latvian modernist Santas Ratniece.

Clarinetist Anna Gāgane received the “Grand Music Award 2018” in the category “Young Artist of the Year” and was awarded a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. Anna is the deputy concertmaster of the clarinet group of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, works as a lecturer at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, and regularly performs in Latvia and Switzerland.

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Violinist Magdalene Gecca nominated for the Grand Music Award 2020 in the category “For Outstanding Interpretation”, has given wide concerts throughout Europe, performed at the Wigmore Hall in London and the Paris Philharmonic. She has a master’s degree from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, where she is currently studying in the prestigious Artist’s Diploma program. As an orchestra musician, she has performed with Kremerata Baltica, the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and other ensembles.

Swiss-born pianist Luke’s Loss (Lukas Loss) graduated with honors from the master’s and bachelor’s studies at the University of Basel, where he met the Latvian clarinetist Anna Gaganis. Playing with the Basel Symphony Orchestra and prestigious choirs and early music ensembles, he has proven himself in a wide range of genres – from academic music to George Gershwin’s compositions.

The concert director, musicologist and Latvian Radio 3 – Klasika program manager Signe Lagzdiņa will introduce the listeners to the compositions of the concert program and will offer intermittent conversations with the performers of “Trio Carmine”.

The concert program will be complemented by a video work by video artist Mārtiņš Zušs created especially for this program.


* Live access codes can be purchased at “Ticket Paradise”.

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