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AVE MARIA. Olga Pjatigorska

Program – J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, F. Gruber, F. Schubert, C. Franck, P. Mascagni

Olga Pyatigorskaya (soprano) was born in Riga. She gratuated from Riga Musical College named after J. Medins. Alredy during studies she was successfully giving concerts with organ. After graduating from the college she entered the Latvian Academy of Music and Musical Conservatory of Rome “Santa Cecilia”.

She graduated from Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” with the highest grades. She possesses a beautiful voice with a rich timbre. She has sung in the Vatican in the ceremony when Padre Pio was sanctified in the presence of the Cardinals and Pope John Paul II. She has performed in The Rome Opera, Rome Auditorium, St. Paolo Basilica, Naples in the oldest Church of the city “Santa Kiara”, Algerian national Theatre, Berlin, as well as in Riga. Laureate of the international festival in Moscow (2007). Latvian public award “Recognition” (2011). In 2008 recorded her first CD “Ave Maria”. She has been singing in the Dome Cathedral since 2007.

Jolanta Barinska (organ) was graduated from the Daugavpils College of Music as a piano performer. She studied under Andrejs Zelčs and then entered the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, where she was taught organ by Larisa Bulava, and in 2009 earned her master's degree. In 2004, as part of the ERASMUS student exchange programme, Jolanta studied at the Enschede Conservatory with Gijs van Schoonhoven. She has taken part in international competitions and master classes. Works as a piano teacher and concertmaster in Ķekava Music school and Riga 25th secondary school. She is organist in the Catholic Church of Saint Anthony in Riga. Jolanta Barinska has performed in Germany, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland,Ukraine, Israel and many churches in Latvia.