The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
The concert-series “Liepāja’s Sounds in Rundāle Palace” will be continued on 10 September at 5 pm in the Palace White Hall with an outstanding performance of Liepāja String Quartet.
To Rundāle Liepaja String Quartet will bring recently in the “Liepāja Summer” festival presented programme – outstanding music of outstanding musicians – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Latvian Jāzeps Vītols. The violin player Līga Baltābola says: “We chose music which is light, easy to listen and is an exquisitely tasteful treat. The concert programme will appeal to anyone who seeks harmony and beauty."
In 1998, the quartet was founded by GINTA ALŽĀNE, the principal 2nd violin of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, now it has established excellent reputation among the chamber music ensembles of Latvia. Cellist DINA PUĶĪTE is a member of the quartet since its foundation. Through times the members of the ensemble changed. In 2010, LĪGA BALTĀBOLA, soloist and the principal violin of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra became the quartet’s 1st violin, whereas the viola at that time was played by the second principal viola of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra Karlīna Īvāne. The musicians perfected their mastery at masterclasses with cellist Kristof Kuen, Vogler Quartet and Artis Quartet.
In June 2012, after studies with associated professor Agne Sprūdža, the quartet musicians with distinction graduated the professional master’s study programme at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. The quartet has given a number of concerts in "Liepāja Summer" festival as well as in festivals "Latvian New Music Days", "Via Baltica", in concert series "Iedez gaismu" of festival "Via Cultura", in Balvi Chamber Music festival and others. The quartet has collaborated with Latvian and foreign musicians, participated in projects in Rundāle and Bīriņi palaces, in Bauska Castle, Piksāri church, Lūznava manor and others
In 2013, the quartet won the first prize in the 1st Arvīds Norītis Baltic States String Quartet Festival-Competition, and recorded music by Jāzeps Vītols and Vilnis Šmīdbergs, as well as "Italian Serenades" by Hugo Wolf at the Latvian Radio Studio. Continuing this collaboration, Liepāja String Quartet gave concerts which were broadcasted live from the Radio Studio.
With the actual concert programme the quartet performes in a new set-up. The viola is played by ZANE DZIESMA, the second principal viola of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets to all the concerts organised by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra can be purchased in box offices of “Biļešu paradīze” and at www.bilesuparadize.lv.