Peter Vasks Foundation invites to a concert on November 21 at 7 pm “Pēteris Vasks invites. Autumn. Sigulda“live broadcast from Sigulda Concert Hall”White grand pianoThe violinist will take part in the concert Magdalene Gecca and pianist Iveta Cālīte, and it will be available for free “White grand piano” a Peter Wax Foundation Facebook page, the portal “Delfi” informs the concert organizers.
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The concert program includes new works commissioned by the Wax Foundation: an opus by the Latvian composer Santa Bush and a composition by Plato Buravick “Restoration of a Work Instrument”. The concert will also feature the rarely performed Jānis Mediņš’s 1st Sonata for Violin and Piano (1946), as well as other compositions of Latvian classical chamber music.
Violinist Magdalena Geck performs all over Europe both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, performing at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Paris Philharmonic, “Herkulessaal” in Munich and elsewhere. Her name has been known to the Latvian public since her brilliant debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra in autumn 2014, which was followed by a nomination for the Grand Music Prize.
Magdalena Geck holds a Master’s degree in Violin and Chamber Ensemble from the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMDP), where she is currently pursuing her studies in the prestigious Artist Diploma program.
In 1734, Magdalena played a violin by Alessandro Gagliano, lent to her by the Anima Music Foundation.
Pianist Iveta Cālīte actively performs both as a solo artist and is a sought-after chamber musician in various chamber ensembles in Sweden, France, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway. She has performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto with the Stockholm Royal Academy of Music String Orchestra, as well as played the opportunity to play Maurice Ravel Sol’s major piano concerto with the Academy’s Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Blendulf at the conductor’s desk. Iveta studied at the Alfred Corto School of Music in Paris, France, with Professor Jean-Marc Luisada. He then continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden with Professors Stefan Bojsten and Mats Widlund, where he obtained a master’s degree and a soloist’s degree. Iveta is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm as well as the Swedish Freemasonry Order.
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