Salle 20 • Cité de la musique et de la danse
Lundi 04 mai • horaires communiqués ultérieurement
Mardi 05 mai • horaires communiqués ultérieurement
Musique pour ensemble : technique de travail et interprétation, traditions musicales lettones
Dans le cadre d’Erasmus
Ilona Meija began her musical activities in Limbaži Music School under Agris Liepiņš, continuing her studies at the Jāzeps Mediņš Secondary Music School under Dace Bičkovska and the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music under Vilnis Strautiņš and Gunta Sproģe, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 1994 and Master’s degree in 2007.
In 1991 Ilona joined the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra as the piccolo flutist. From 1997 to 2001 she was the principal flutist of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Since 2006 Ilona is the principal flutist of the Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga. As a soloist she has appeared with the Latvia National Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Sinfonietta Rīga.
Currently Ilona Meija teaches flute performance, chamber music performance, orchestre repertoire and woodwind quintet performance at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Ilona Meija was the flute professor at master classes of Salacgrīva Classical Music Festival, Maastricht (Netherlands), Cosenza (Italy), Järvi Festival in Pärnu (Estonia), as well as many Latvian cities. Ilona Meija performs in various chamber configurations. Since August 2014, she is president of the Latvian Flute Association.
Guntis Kuzma is the LNSO’s conductor since the 2014/2015 season. Successful leadership in concerts with the LNSO, multiple collaborations with the Sinfonietta Rīga and Sinfonia concertante orchestra, the Liepāja SO, the JVLMA Orchestra, and the Latvian Festival Orchestra in summer, 2018. Guntis Kuzma and the LNSO’s performance of Ādolfs Skulte’s Symphony No. 5 received great praise in the Grand Concert of Latvian Symphony Music in January, 2018. Assistant professor and head of the Woodwind Instrument Class at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.
LNSO’s principal clarinet from 2008 to 2014. Principal clarinet of the Sinfonietta Rīga since the orchestra’s formation in 2006 until 2015. Enjoys performing in chamber music projects; a fan of contemporary music, he has performed the clarinet in premieres of several new works. Nominated for Latvia’s Grand Music Award 2012 For Outstanding Work in an Ensemble.
Les master classes sont réservées aux élèves et étudiants du Conservatoire et de l’Académie supérieure de musique de Strasbourg-Hear. Possibilité d’y assister en tant qu’auditeur.