State Choir Latvija
Over the 75 years of its founding, the State Choir Latvijahas become one of the best-known European choirs. Its instrumentally nuanced, powerful and at times warmly clear sound is seen as a wonder in the musical world. It’s not for nothing that outstanding conductors and orchestras worldwide choose the largest professional choir in the Baltics for their concert programmes. The singers’ musical intelligence and mastery makes it a universal unit which feels at home in both subtle a cappella music and in large-scale performances with orchestra.
The State Choir Latvija has been invited to collaborate with world-class orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber, London Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, and orchestras in Russia, Estonia, the US and Singapore. The choir has performed in prestigious concert halls including Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Lucerne’s Culture and Congress Centre, Montreux’s Auditorium Stravinsky, Munich’s Gasteig, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Saint Petersburg’s Philharmonia, New York’s Lincoln Center and Elbphilharmonie. The choir has sung under outstanding conductors including Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Simone Young, Stephen Layton, Andris Nelsons and Vladimir Fedoseyev. It has also taken part in recordings produced by Warner Brothers, Harmonia Mundi, Wergo and Ondine.