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RHAPSODY: Sophia Kirsanova
& Amir Farid

November 10, 2021

“Demonstrating outstanding technique and musicality” (Latvietis, Melbourne), concert violinist Sophia Kirsanova amplifies the horizons of the traditional violin repertoire, exploring the distinctive voice of Latvia. Pianist Amir Farid joins Sophia to present a passionate and colourful program of classical repertoire masterpieces and treasures of Latvian violin music.

Conference:
Baltic Musics After the Post-Soviet

January 21-23, 2022

Presentation -
"Latvian Violin Music in Transition, c.1980 - 2000"
Abstract: This presentation showcases “Latvian Classical Violin Music in Transition, c. 1980 - 2000” research project inspired violin repertoire. You will hear music by Latvian composers, including commissioned works by Linda Leimane and Ēriks Ešenvalds, specially written for this project. The end of the 20th century was a period of political and economic change in Latvia, including the Baltic Revolution, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet transition. This significant period had an impact on all aspects of life in Latvia. Following the 1991 independence, classical music in Latvia adjusted to Western Europe and was restructured from the Soviet system to the one operating today. Latvian culture explored a new, independent identity. In this context, I will tell about my art practice performing the repertoire of this period, amplifying the horizons of the traditional violin repertoire, and exploring the distinctive voice of Latvian music through the promotion of new works and commissions.

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