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AVE MARIA. Olga Pjatigorska

Program – J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, W.A. Mozart, L. Luzzi, 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.

Edīte Alpe was born in Jūrmala, Latvia, where she continues to live and work. She attended the Jūrmala School of Music and the Jāz. Mediņš High School of Music. Alpe is a graduate of the J. Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, where she earned her bachelor's (1998) and master's degree (2000) after studying organ performance in the class of Professor Larisa Bulava. She supplemented her skills at the international Bruksorgel summer academy in Sweden and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada. Edīte Alpe has performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Germany, Russia and Canada. She has taken part in the Rīga Cathedral organ music festival, organ music festivals in Liepāja, and the Vox Angelica organ festivals in Jūrmala. Since 2000 she has been the permanent organist and organiser of musical events at the Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Indulis Cintiņš 1st violins of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO).