Janis Lielbardis, Viola

Janis Lielbardis, Viola

He dances, sings and plays the bagpipes. Janis is always good for a surprise.

Janis Lielbardis was born and raised in Riga. The folk music of the Latvians is very close to his heart. His core repertoire includes not only songs and dances from his home country, but also contemporary music by young Latvian composers. For many years he was a member of the “Kremerata Baltica” and chamber music partner of its conductor Gidon Kremer. As a guest he played at the festivals in Lockenhaus, Gstaat and Oslo. As a chamber musician he played with Tatyana Grindenko, Sergio Azzolini and Ilze Grudule.

Janis Lielbardis has been a violist in the SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart since 2002.

LCP Highlights by Janis: Beethoven Variations, Liadov „Baba Yaga“

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