Autumn Chamber Music Festival
The motto of the Autumn Chamber Music Festival is tête-à-tête or ‘eye to eye’, emphasizing the uniquely intimate chamber musicianship atmosphere and the special dialogue that takes place between the audience and musicians.
For several years now the festival has been held under the patronage of the world famous Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. His acceptance of this honourable position encourages musicians to include pieces composed by him or by other Latvian composer into their programmes. This year Vasks’s String Quartet No.4 will be performed by the Tempera Quartet of four girls from Finland and his ‘Little Night Music’ will be interpreted by Liene Circene.
The world premiere of Pēteris Vasks’s Flute Concerto by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Normunds Vaicis and Michael Faust playing the flute solo part will be the most special event of the festival. To a great delight of our audiences Giya Kancheli, the exceptional Georgian composer and spiritual relative of Pēteris Vasks, has agreed to celebrate his 75th birthday at the concert of Sinfonietta Rīga and Andres Mustonen – Kancheli’s music has many admirers in Latvia. This year the festival will also feature two young musicians, prize-winners of prestigious international competitions: Andrejs Osokins, laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium), will perform Bach’s keyboard concerto with Kremerata Baltica; Ainārs Rubiķis, winner of the International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany), will be conducting the performance. We eagerly expect the debut of the young percussionist and student of Strasbourg Conservatory, prize-winner of many international competitions Guntars Freibergs.