The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra under conductor Atvars Lakstīgala begins its concert tour in Germany with a concert at the Iceho town theatre. The tour comprises four concerts with two soloists – Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuznecovaite and Finnish pianist Henri Sigfridsson.
The orchestra will perform in German towns Iceho, Staad and Lindensteid with the Finnish pianist Henri Sigfridsson, who has appeared with Liepāja Symphony Orchestra at the Piano Stars Festival in Liepāja. He has participated in a number of internationally renowned competitions and in 2005 won the 1st prize as well as the Audience Prize in the International Beethoven Competition in Bonn, sharing the Chamber Music Prize with the semi-finalist Hyo Sun-Lim from South Korea.
From 2008 to 2009, Henri Sigfridsson was a professor at the Graz University for Music and Dramatic Arts and from 2010 to 2012, at the Musikhochschule “Hans Eisler” in Berlin where he is currently a guest lecturer. Since 2011, he is a professor at Essen Folkwang University. He participates in international festivals, gives solo recitals and performs with various orchestras as well as plays chamber music, which is an important part in his career.
In the second part of the tour – in Oberhausen, Emden and Witten, the orchestra will be joined by the Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuznecovaite, who is the winner of a number of national and international competitions. In 2008, she won the 3rd prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, and the 1st prize and Gold Medal at the prestigious Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition in Toluca City, Mexico. In 2009, the President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus awarded Dalia with his denominative premium for her creative achievements. As a soloist she has appeared in Europe and in the USA, and collaborates with orchestras in Lithuania, Austria, Germany, Mexico and other countries. Dalia Kuznecovaite plays violin “Dvorak 1899” which belongs to Lithuanian bank “Ukio Bankas”.
The tour programme will feature music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdi, Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schuman, Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonin Dvorak. The tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.