Today we received the sad news that pianist Daumants Liepiņš has injured his arm and unfortunately will not be able to perform at the April 5th concert in Ola.
We are grateful from the bottom of our hearts to the excellent, young pianist Aurelia Šimkus for the opportunity to play a concert on April 5 instead of Daumantas Liepiņš with a wonderful program in which the music of the greats of classicism and romanticism - Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff - will be played.
Daumants Liepiņš will be with us in the audience of the concert this evening and at the end of the program, using his uninjured hand, he will delight us together with Aurelija with a piece performed by them together.
We wish Daumantas Rok a speedy recovery so that he can soon please his listeners in other concerts!
Thank you very much for your understanding, we look forward to seeing you all in Ola on April 5! The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., we invite you to come from 6:15 p.m. to see our latest exhibition of the legendary photographer Uldas Briež, "Free to be" and enjoy a glass of wine from our cooperation partner "Barents".
Aurelia Šimkus' international career began at the age of 16, when the German record company "Ars Produktion" released her solo album "Scherzo". The magazine "Piano News" recognized it as the album of the month, writing that "Aurelia Šimkus is an excellent pianist and a real discovery". For his second solo album 'Bach. Ich ruf' uz Dir'' Aurelija won one of Europe's most prestigious classical music awards "Echo Klassik" in the Young Artist of the Year category.
Aurelia has participated in the festivals "Interlaken Classics", "Kissingen Summer", the Kurt Weill Festival, the Bonn Schumann Festival, the "Masters of Tomorrow" festival, etc. She has performed in such concert halls as the Berlin Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle and Dortmund Koncerthaus, played with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, the Orpheum Chamber Orchestra, the Rhineland-Palatinate Philharmonic Orchestra and other ensembles.