VI Alion Baltic International Music Festival 2019

Schedule of Events


July 10
Festival Orientation ~ Welcome Party ~ Improvised Concert
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Main Hall, 19:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

July 11
Piano Masterclass - Professor Piotr Paleczny (Poland)
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Small Hall, 16:30 - 18:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

Festival Opening Concert - Professors & Students
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Main Hall, 20:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

July 12
Violin Lecture: "Bach and his time" - Professor Albert Markov (USA)
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Small Hall, 17:00 - 18:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

Lecture-Recital: Russian-Music - Professor Pavel Nersessian
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Main Hall, 20:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

July 13
Lecture on At of Violin Playing: Professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn (Poland)
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Small Hall, 17:00 - 18:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

Lecture-Recital: Russian-Music - Professor Albert Markov (USA)/Michael Bulychev-Okser, Piano (USA)
The Small Guild Hall, 20:00
Address: Amatu iela 3, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 14
Lecture on Business of Music: "How to advance music career - Opinions & advice"
Speakers include: Michael Bulychev-Okser, Krzysztof Wegrzyn
Pierre Amoyal, Pascal Nemirovski, Pavel Nersessian, Anna Shafajinskaya
Piotr Paleczny, Alexander Vinnitsky
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Big Hall, 20:00 - 21:00
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

Concert & Sightseeing trip: Jurmala city
14:00-21:30

July 15
Violin Lecture/Masterclass: Professor Pierre Amoyal (France)
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Big Hall, 19:00 - 20:30
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

July 16
Voice Lecture: "How to audition to Opera Theaters - Secrets of Success"
Professor Anna Shafajinskaya (Canada)
Rīgas Mūzikas internātvidusskola, Small Hall, 16:30 - 17:30
Address: Kalnciema iela 160, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia

Students Concert: Soloists & Chamber Groups
Riga Cathedral - address to be announced

July 17
Violin Lecture: "Art of violin playing" with Felix & Irina Andrievsky
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
120.klase - 16:30 - 17:30
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 18
Concert & Sightseeing trip: Tērvetē National Park & Concert
14:00-22:00

July 19
Chamber Music Lecture-Recital - Violin/Viola/Cello: "The wonders of string sound"
Alexandr Vinnitsky - Violin (Russia/Finland)
Michael Kugel - Viola (The Netherlands)
Ellionora Testelec - Cello (Latvia)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
120.klase - 16:30 - 18:00
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Students Concert: Soloists & Chamber Groups
Rīgas Latviešu biedrība
Ligo Hall - 20:00-21:30
Address: Merķeļa iela 13, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 20
Piano Lecture-Recital: "Grieg & Norwegian Music" - Professor Einar Steen-Nokleberg (Norway)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
120.klase - 16:30 - 17:30
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Woodwinds Lecture-Recital: "Benny Goodman & my musical journey" - Julian Milkis, Clarinet (Canada)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
120.klase - 20:00 - 21:00
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 21
Piano Lecture-Recital: "George Gershwin & American Music" - Professor Michael Bulychev-Okser (USA)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
LMT kamerzāle - 16:00 - 17:00
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Voice Lecture-Recital: "Vocal technique and bel canto repertoire - Success to auditions"
Professors Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni (Teatro Alla Scala) + Anna Shafajinskaia (Berliner Opera)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
LMT kamerzāle - 17:15 - 18:15
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Students Concert: String Orchestra & Chamber Groups
The Small Guild Hall, 20:00
Address: Amatu iela 3, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 22
George Gershwin International Music Competition - Pre-selection
All instruments, including voice
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
LMT Chamber hall - 17:00-21:00
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 23
Chamber Music Lecture-Recital: "British Music Traditions: from Purcell to Britten"
Professors Raffael Wallfisch, Cello/Graham Scott, Piano
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
LMT kamerzāle - 16:30 - 17:30
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Piano Lecture-Recital: "Spanish and Latin America Music"
Professor Juan Lago (Spain)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
LMT kamerzāle - 17:30 - 18:30
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Piano Lecture-Recital: "My legacy in recordings/performance practice"
Professor Dmitri Bashkirov (Russia/Spain)
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
LMT kamerzāle - 20:00 - 21:30
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 24
Festival Closing Ceremony & Gala Kontsert: Students + Faculty
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Lielā zāle - 19:00 - 21:00
Address: Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

July 25
Festival Concert Tour begins
10:00 - Bus trip to Palanga, Lithuania
15:00 - Free time: Palanga Sea Beach Rest
19:00 - Rehearsal
20:30 - Concert at Palanga Amber Museum

July 26
10:00 - Bus trip to Pärnu, Estonia
16:00 - Dinner/Free time
20:00 - Attending concert at Pärnu International Music Festival

July 27
Morning - Free time, exploring Pärnu Sea Beach
14:00 - Rehearsal
16:00 - Concert at Main Hall - Pärnu Kuninga Tänava Põhikool
19:00 - Trip to Tallinn, Estonia - 2 1/2 hours

July 28
11:00 - Morning - Free time, walking tour around Tallinn
17:00 - Rehearsal
19:30 - Concert - White Hall at Mustpeade Maja (Small Hall of Tallinn Philharmony)
21:00 - Dinner & Rest

July 29
Festival Concert and sightseeing trip to Helsinki, Finland
8:00 - Meeting at the Tallinn Pier A
8:30 - Ferry trip to Helsinki overlooking the Baltic Sea
11:00 - Arrival to Helsinki, observation of the city - Domsky Cathedral & Sibelius Monument
15:30 - Rehearsal
16:00 - Final Gala Concert at Temppleaukio Church - Helsinki, Finland
Address: Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Alion Baltic International Music Festival reserves the right to change the concert programs.


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