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On November 29, at 19.00, concert hall “Latvija”.

The programme features compositions by J. Vītols, F. Chopin, S. Bortkiewicz, C. Debussy.

Organised by the Ventspils Music School, supported by the Ventspils State City Municipality Council.

Tickets available at “Biļešu paradīze”. Ticket price: EUR 5.00. https://www.bilesuparadize.lv/lv/event/133995.

Two young and promising teachers of the piano department of the Ventspils Music High School – Olga Trubenko and Andrejs Grīnbergs – will play in the concert. Both pianists took part in the Jázeps Vītolas 8th International Pianist Competition this autumn with good success, which means that both are in the best technical shape and have invested the maximum amount of time and effort in preparing concert programs under the guidance and support of their professors. The concert will show the performance of Ventspils pianists at the moment when they are best prepared.

About his student Andrej’s performance in the competition, Juris Žvikovs, professor of the piano department of the Jāzeps Vītola Academy of Music, writes as follows: “..a big thank you to my student Andrej Grīnbergs for the great pleasure of showing the best version of himself as a pianist-musician in two rounds of the competition. What better can a teacher wish for!”.

Looking forward to the concert, Olga Trubenko expresses: “I am especially happy for the opportunity to perform at home, on the stage of the “Latvija” concert hall with an extensive solo program, share beautiful music from different eras and enjoy the moment with the audience. It is also a great pleasure to perform in a wonderful company with Andrejs Mārtins Grīnbergs. Let’s spend autumn together!”.

On the other hand, Andrejs Grīnbergs expresses himself as follows: “I think, together with Olga, this Chamber Music Days event will not only be a concert, but also a kind of reference point – we prepared the pieces included in our programs for the 8th International Jázep Vītolas Piano Competition in October of this year. It will be a report (no matter how scary, businesslike and scary – businesslike this word may sound) not only for teachers, students and listeners, but also for themselves. The main difference probably lies in the fact that we will prepare these compositions less for the competition situation, but rather with warmth and sincere gratitude to the school where we both studied, graduated and where we have started work. The opportunity to share what you have done with your loved ones is probably one of several formulas for happiness”.

The invitation to play on the stage of the “Latvija” concert hall is a recognition of young teachers for their courage and efforts in preparing for an international competition and an encouragement for creative work in the future.

About musicians

Olga Trubenko is a graduate of Ventspils Music High School. Studied piano with teacher Ludmila Kamisheva, while simultaneously learning the organ. Currently studying at the Jāzeps Vītolas Academy of Music of Latvia, prof. Jura Kalnciema’s piano class. She works at the Ventspils Music High School as a concertmaster and teacher. Laureate of several international and national competitions, as well as a participant of organ festivals and competitions. She has participated in master classes with such pianists as Shu Nings, Antuāns Buvī, Nino Žvanija, Žans Millers, Zbignevas Ibelgauptas, Juris Žvikovs, Andrejs Osokins.

Andrejs Grīnbergs was born in Riga. Graduated from the piano class of Andy Renemanis at the Ventspils Music High School, while also optionally studying composition with Andras Dzenīs. He is currently studying piano at the Jāzeps Vītolas Academy of Music of Latvia with assoc. prof. Jura Žvikova, on the other hand, works as a teacher and concert master at the Ventspils Music High School.

Laureate of several piano and composition competitions, participated in master classes with artists such as Asija Ahmetzhanova, Antoine Bouvy, László Fassang, William Goldstein, Ivari Ilja, Tatjana Korsunskaja, Igors Lazko, Peter Máté, Sandra Mogensen (Sandra Mogensen), John Mortensen (John Mortensen), Andrejs Osokins, Reinis Zariņš and others.

About Ventspils chamber music days

Ventspils Music High School has been organizing the Ventspils Chamber Music Days since 2015, when the festival gathered Latvian musicians studying at European music universities – then the concerts were filled with youthful enthusiasm and courage to take a step into the unknown. Over the years, the festival has turned into a collaborative event for professionals – teachers and their partners in chamber music. The students of the school are not excluded either, or at least some of the best of them. The concert series of Ventspils Chamber Music Days is united by the idea of a school that is a gateway to the world of music – Ventspils Music High School is a platform of creativity for the participants, teachers, students, graduates and their old and recently met musical friends of the festivals, concerts and master classes it organizes.

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