The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.

LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL

LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL will be held for the twenty-seventh year in a row. Once as the International Piano Stars Festival it was started in 1993 by former artistic director of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra – Imants Resnis. There have been more than 170 pianists participating from all of the world − Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia. We have had the privilege of seeing such high class artists as Julian Joseph, Mikhail Voskresensky, Freddy Kempf, Noriko Ogawa, Robert Mitchell, Christina Ortiz, Dmitrij Bashkirov, Stanislav Igolinsky, Brigitte Engerer, Lazar Berman, Rolando Luna, Chano Dominguez, Eldar Djangirov and many more.

During the closure of the 23rd International Piano Stars Festival Uldis Lipskis, Board member of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra pointed out that the festival will have its rebirth in the coming year, acquiring a broader scope and featuring not only pianists but also outstanding singers and virtuosos of other instruments to attract even greater audiences. Therefore this is no longer the International Piano Stars Festival, but the Liepāja International Stars Festival.

The Festivals' successful cooperation with the foreign soloists and conductors makes the world aware of Latvian culture and ensures residents of Latvia and not only with a high quality live performances.

27th LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL  9. – 16.03.2019
Concert hall Great Amber, Liepāja

 

9 MARCH | SATURDAY | 18.00
MISCHA MAISKY


Soloist

Mischa MAISKY / cello

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Conductor
Gintaras RINKEVIČIUS; Lithuania

Program
Ottorino RESPIGHI - Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra P133
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY - Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra op.33
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Winter Daydreams

 


10 MARCH | SUNDAY | 18.00
DANISH JAZZ. 3X HESS

 

Jazz trio "3xHESS" from Denmark

Program
Danish jazz in its best performance by three brothers.

 



14 MARCH | THURSDAY | 20.00
SINFONIETTA RĪGA


Soloist

Guntis KUZMA / clarinet; Latvia

Sinfonietta Rīga; Latvia

Conductor
Normunds ŠNĒ; Latvia

Program
Richard STRAUSS – "Metamorphosen", study for 23 solo strings AV 142
Ruta PAIDERE – Chamber symphony "And Nothing More"
Sebastian FAGERLUND – Clarinet Concerto

 



15 MARCH | FRIDAY | 20.00
VESTARDS ŠIMKUS


Vestards ŠIMKUS / piano; Latvia

Program
Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni – Nine choral preludes
Vestards Šimkus – "Dream scenes. Nine etudes for piano"





16 MARCH | SATURDAY | 18.00
ELGAR. THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS

 

Soloists
Rihards MAČANOVSKIS / baritone; Latvia
Tuuri DEDE / mezzo-soprano; Estonia
Mark WILDE / tenor; Scotland

State Academic Choir LATVIJA
Liepaja Symphony orchestra

Conductor
Risto JOOST / conductor; Estonia

Program
Edward Elgar – oratario for soloists, chorus & orchestra "The Dream of Gerontius" Op. 38

 


 

 Tickets for the concerts of the 27th LIEPĀJA INTERNATIONAL STARS FESTIVAL may be purchased at all the “Biļešu paradīze” trade spots and in internet –  www.bilesuparadize.lv