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Organist Apkalna, composer Auznieks and Orchestra Riga receive Grand Music Awards

BC, Riga , 07.03.2018.Print version

During the annual Grand Music Awards ceremony in Riga last night, organist Iveta Apkalna won the Musician of the Year award.

Krists Auznieks' Fire and Rose, first performed at Cesis concert hall on August 25 by Sinfonietta Riga orchestra, won the Best New Composition award.

Orchestra Riga received the Outstanding Achievement award, and harpsichordist Ieva Saliete - the Outstanding Ensemble Work award.

Opening concert for the 25th International Star Festival, featuring Liepaja Symphony Orchestra and soloists, was praised as the best concert last year, while performance of Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar - the best performance in 2017.

Violinist Kristine Balanas won the New Artist of the Year award and composer Romualds Kalsons - the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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