Vernacular Dances included on the XVI International Piano Stars Festival in Liepāja, Latvia on March 12


Pianist Uģis Krišjānis will give the Latvian premiere of my Vernacular Dances on March 12 at the Liepāja Symphony Concert Hall (Graudu iela) at 7PM as part of the eight day XVI International Piano Stars Festival. The festival brings classical and jazz pianists this year from Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Latvia, Spain and Russia to perform concerti, chamber music and solo concerts. The solo concert of Uģis Krišjānis will also include works by Gundega Šmite, Volfgangs Dārziņš and Gundaris Pone.

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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