Solveiga Selga - Latvian composer, performing artist

"It was pleasure to review your music; if this work is representative of your talent, I am sure your future will be bright."

Tristan Willems, a director of Britten-on-the-Bay Piano Composition Competition.

Born in Riga, September 29. Graduated from E.Dārzins Music College in 1992 where studied the piano with I.Juriksone, and from the Latvian Music Academy in 1997 where studied a composition with Professor Ādolfs Skulte and Gederts Ramans. Post-graduate studies in composition master classes led by Professor Juris Karlsons were finished in 1999. Degree Master of Art in the piano playing in 2001. At present doctorate student at Latvian Academy of Culture . 

S.Selga has always been one of the most active participants of the creative open-air gatherings (at Jaungulbene 1994, Ogre 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002) held in Latvia, presenting herself both as a composer, performing artist and lecturer.

A participant of the International Piano Competition of Maryse Cheilan in France 1995, 1996. A finalist of the International Jazz Piano Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. Award for outstanding piano playing 1995. Award for participating at the competition of Vocalizes held at Jāz. Vītols Music Academy, Department of Composition.

A Diploma of the International Piano Competition of Maryse Cheilan in France 2000.

A Diploma of the International Britten - on the Bay Piano Composition Competition in New - York 2000 for Sonata Fantasia Where to? 

 

Her works were performed in concerts of chamber music in Riga, Liepāja, Daugavpils, Limbazi, Ogre, Jaungulbene and Graz, Austria.The simphonic poem "Current version" first was performed in Liepāja and Riga , Wagner Hall and conducted by I.Resnis. As a pianist, S.Selga has represented herself with several solo programmes in Latvia and abroad as well.

2003 and 2004 masterclasses with Prof. I.Lazko (Russia/France) and Prof. D.Merlet (France) 2004. A concert tour in USA (Cleveland, Milwokee, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New-York) together with Latvian saxophone player Artis Gaga. As a pianist, S.Selga has represented herself with several solo programs in Latvia, France, Italy, Austria and USA. 2003 The first author concert at Latvian Composers' Union (participated Antra Bigača, mezzosoprano, Artis Gāga, saxophone and S.Selga, the piano) 2004 The second author concert at Riga Latvian Union Gold hall (participated string quartet "Diference", Aldis Jurisons, accordion; Artis Gāga. saxophone; Anrijs Pitāns, clarinet; Aleksandrs Jalaņeckis, percussion, Antra Bigača, mezzosoprano and S.Selga, the piano).

In 2003 I had recorded and published 2 CDs:

Piano Solo (F.Chopin, B.Bartok, S. Selga)

and

 

 

Solveiga Selga (F.Chopin, I.Albeniz, B.Bartok, S.Selga)

In 2003 I had recorded and published 2 CDs:

Solveiga Selga Piano 2003 (V.A.Mozart, F.Liszt, E.Pozzoli, F.Busoni, A.Ginastera, S.Selga)

and

Solveiga Selga Selected works (compositions 1995-2003).

"I have been enjoying your CD again. My friend also ageed that the distinct and very meticulous (careful) way your fingers make clear every note is most unusual - he thought perhaps it was the great Hungarian pianist Geza Anda playing the Bartok!" 

Piers Hellawell, a composer

Music  for String quartet Largo-Allegro and Adagio doloroso (excerpt MP3 file, 292K) 

WORKS

Toccata for the piano (1993)
Variations for the piano (1994)
Organ Sonata in two parts (1995)
Three songs on the poems by G.Appolinaire, P.Eliar, J.Cocteau (1996)
A Game for 3 saxophones and the piano (1996)
Variation on BACH (1996)
Music for String quartet- Largo-Allegro and Adagio doloroso (1997)
Scherzo-misterioso, Waltz-grotesque, Duet for B cl. and the piano (1998)
Current version for the simphonic orchestra (1997)
Senza misericordia, senza dolore (1999 - not performed yet)
Serenada to the Sea for the piano (2000)
Sonata - Fantasia Where to? for the piano (2000)

A song for bariton and the piano You are (2001)

Berceose for bariton and the piano A fairy-tale (2002)

Sonata "Eternal dialogues" for soprano saxophone and the piano (2003)
Dedication to the Italy for the piano (2003)
A cycle for mezzosoprano and percussion "No reason to promise anything" (lyrics by composer) (2003/2004)
Suite for accordion and clarinet ("Disturbance"; "Longing for"; "Just nearly"; "Years of Light") (2004)
Sostenuto and Animato for soprano saxophone and string quartet (2004)
2 songs for the vocal ensemble "Cosmos" ("Flowering", "A bird") (2004)

PROGRAMME FOR THE PIANO

J.S.Bach Toccata g moll

W.A.Mozart Fantasie c moll KV 475

L.van Beethoven Sonata op. 10 Nr. 3

L.van Beethoven Sonata op. 53 Nr. 21

F.Schubert Musical moments op.94

R.Schuman Novelette op. 21 Nr. 8

R.Schuman The Carnival op. 9

F.Chopin Etude op.10 Nr.3

Etude op.10 Nr.12

Etude op.25 Nr.12

Fantasie f moll op.49

Bercause Des dur op.57

Barkarola op.60

F.Liszt Etude transcendante Nr.9

F.Liszt The Second Hungarian Rapsody

F.Liszt Aux Cypres de Villa d'Este

F.Liszt Sursum corda

I.Albeniz Iberia : Evocation

                        El Puerto

                        Fete Dieu a Seville

                        Triana

P.Tschaikovsky The Seasons

N.Metner Two Fairy tales op.20

A Fairy tale op.34

S.Prokofiev Sonata Nr.3 op.28

B.Bartok Suite op.14

A.Ginastera Sonata ( 1952 )

J.Ivanovs Sonata brevis

S.Selga Sonata - Fantasia Where to?

D.Scarlati 3 Sonata
F.Busoni Fantasy
V.A.Mozart Sonata c moll K 457
F.Chopin Ballad Nr.1 g min.
F.Liszt Concert Etude Gnomen reignen
S.Rachmaninoff Etude-tableaux op. 33 Nr. 7;8;9
   
The program of the concert tour in USA:
S.Selga Sonata for saxophone and the piano "Eternal dialogues" (2003.) Adagio. Allegretto scherzando Andante quasi una pastorāle Allegro assai
Artis Gāga Congregation of birds for saxophone solo
Alfr.Kalniņš At Night
J.Vītols Berceuse B maj
J.Mediņš Daina Nr.7 F# maj. For the piano solo
D.Aperāne City dreams For saxophone solo
F.Lists Etude transcendante Nr. 9 "Ricordanza" (The piano solo)
Artis Gāga Sakrala Dance for saxophone solo
Solveiga Selga-Timpere Serenāde jūrai for the piano
A.Hinastera Sonāte Nr 1 (1952) For the piano
Improvisation on Latvian folk song "A Dark night, a green grass" for saxophone and the piano
 

Programme for the piano and orchestra

E.Grieg  Concert a min

C. Frank  Symphonic variations for the piano and orchestra

M.Ravel Concerto G maj. Nr. 1

 

To contact: solveiga@music.lv 

 

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