The State Choir LATVIJA is one of Europe’s most well-known choirs, invited to collaborate with world-class conductors and orchestras, and requested at prestigious concert halls and festivals. The singers’ musical intelligence and skill makes this a musical unit that feels at home with delicate a cappella choral music as well as in large-format performances with triple orchestra. Since 1997, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the choir is Māris Sirmais, and the Executive Director is Māris Ošlejs.
The State Choir LATVIJA is a regular guest at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, where they have performed Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and György Ligeti’s Requiem with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and their conductor Kent Nagano. A solo concert in 2019 saw them perform with the world-renowned Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna. Previous performance also include those at KKL Luzern, The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The National Music Auditorium in Madrid, The Lincoln Centre in New York, Shanghai Concert Hall, The Esplanade in Singapore, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Bavarian State Opera and many others.
The State Choir LATVIJA has collaborated with world-renowned symphony orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, The Cadaqués Orchestra, The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and others, performing with such outstanding conductors as Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko, Sylvain Camberling, Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi, Jaap van Zweden, Paavo Järvi, David Zinman, Simone Young, Tõnu Kaljuste, and others.
The State Choir LATVIJA is internationally acclaimed both for its academic excellence as well as its innovative projects. The choir has participated in recordings produced by Naxos, Warner Brothers, Harmonia Mundi, Wergo and Ondine, as well as numerous recording projects by both Latvian and foreign music publishers.
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