The organising committee of the Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition announced today that the 2021 competition will be rescheduled to the autumn of 2022. The decision was made jointly by the organising committee, the administration of the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music and the Competition’s sponsors, after careful consideration of the ongoing uncertainties regarding travel and performance restrictions, and their likely extension into 2021.more
Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition rescheduled to 2022
Grand Prix to Aleksand Kashpurin
The intense and emotional week of Jāzeps Vītols 7th International Piano Competition has come to its close. The “Grand Prix” and 3000 EUR sponsored by the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation were awarded to the 21-year-old pianist Aleksandr Kashpurin from Russia who also received the prize for the best interpretation of Jāzeps Vītols’ music and an invitation to collaborate with the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.more
Finalists are Announced
Jazeps Vitols 7th International Piano Competition Finalists are:
Iļja Domņins (Latvija)
Aleksandr Kashpurin (Russia)
Darya Koval (Belarus)
Marina Kan (Norway)
Anton Yashkin (Russia)
Rihards Plešanovs (Latvija)
Two evenings of the competition final will be held on the 1st and 2nd of November at 6pm in Liepaja's concert hall "Great Amber". All 6 piano concertos will be performed with the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gintaras Rinkevičius. In the final we will hear F. Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 in F minor, F. Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1, S. 124 in E flat major, S. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 in C minor, S. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30 in D minor and S. Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16 in G minor.
The concerts will be broadcast by the Latvian Radio 3 Klasika.
Awards Ceremony and Gala Concert will be held on the 3rd of November at 7pm at the "Great Amber" hall.
Tickets are available at the Biļešu paradīze.
Competitors admitted to the 2nd round
On the 27 and 28 of October an international jury has been adjudicating 32 young pianists from 15 countries in the 1st Round of the Jazeps Vitols 7th International Piano Competition.more
An exclusive interview with the Jury Chairman pianist Ronan O'Hora
In an exclusive interview the Jury Chairman and the Head of Guildhall School of Music and Drama Keyboard Department Ronan O’Hora shares his thoughts on returning to Riga and adjudicating the 7th Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition, on the uniqueness of Jazeps Vitols piano music and on differences between solo and concerto performances.
The chief conductor of the 2017 competition is announced
The Final and Closing Concert will be conducted by the Lithuanian conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius.more
Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition announces participants of 2017
The preselection jury accepted 47 pianists representing 16 countries to compete at the 7th Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition 2017 which will be held during October 26 - November 3, 2017 in Riga and Liepaja.more
The Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation supports pianists
At the Autumn Culture Meeting The Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation presented their supported 2017 / 2018 culture projects, including Jazeps Vitols 7th International Piano Competition.more
The 7th Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition starts very soon
Very soon the admirers of classical music in Riga and Liepaja will have a wonderful opportunity to witness a showcase of young pianists.more
International jury team confirmed
The international jury team has been confirmed!more