Agnese Skrastina

Latvian clarinettist Agnese Skrastina is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy under Harri Mäki. Skrastina gained a first degree in 2014 at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, where she was taught by Guntis Kuzma. She has also studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Andreas Sunde. She has furthermore attended masterclasses given by the likes of Sabine Meyer, François Benda, Yehuda Gilad, Björn Nyman and Sharon Kam. Skrastina has performed as soloist with orchestra several times in Latvia and Germany. In 2014 her wind quintet was selected as the best chamber music ensemble at the Latvian Academy. She took the special prize in 2016 in the international J. Pakalnis wind competition in Vilnius and reached the finals in the Andrejs Jurjāns International Wind Competition in Riga. Following an audition, in 2016 Skrastina played with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet.

Programme

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Charles Griffes (1884—1920):

Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5

Sun
9.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-94; arr. A. Schönberg)

Tue
11.7.

10. Kontio School 18.15

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2001)

Tue
11.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Lehár (1870—1948):

Eva-Walzer (1911, arr. for salon orchestra by R. Etlinger)

Thu
13.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Lehár (1870—1948):

Ballsirenen Walzes from The Merry Widow for salon orchestra

Thu
13.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Notturno No. 1, K. 439 "Due pupille amabili" for two sopranos, bass and and three basset horns (1783)

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Notturno No. 2, K. 438 "Se lontan, ben mio, tu sei" for two sopranos, bass, two clarinets and basset horn (1783)

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Notturno No. 3, K. 436 "Ecco quel fiero istante" for two sopranos, bass and three basset horns (1783)

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Notturno No. 4, K. 437 "Mi lagnerò tacendo" for two sopranos, bass, two clarinets and basset horn (1783)

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Notturno No. 5, K. 346 "Luci care, luci belle" for two sopranos, bass and three basset horns (1783)

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Notturno No. 6, K. 549 "Più non si trovano" for two sopranos, bass and three basset horns (1788)

Fri
14.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Stefan Heucke (1959):

Auch das Schöne muss sterben, Op. 15 for 23 solo instruments (1991)

Fri
21.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

Charles Ives (1874—1954):

The Unanswered Question for winds and string orchestra from two Contemplations (1935)

Sat
22.7.