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).
"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
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