ABOUT

"Latvian Voices, six women with tight vocal harmonies and ethereal tones"

- Erin Yousef, Music Design

"Atmospheric, and at times, upbeat and jazzy renditions of Latvian folksongs"

- Nuala McAllister Hart, Classical Review

Latvian Voices is a professional a cappella group from Latvia. With their voices as the only musical instrument Latvian Voices have developed a unique individual vocal style, in which intonations from ethnic music of many nations intertwine.

 

Majority of the repertoire is arranged and composed by the members of the group, most of all by Laura Jēkabsone. The repertoire of Latvian Voices is wide: from Latvian folk songs and original compositions with lyrics from Latvian traditional folklore to examples of Classical music in inventive transcriptions. The concerts are usually enriched with arranged melodies of popular and worldwide known songs as well as modern original compositions by Latvian Voices.

 

Since the founding of the group in year 2009 Latvian Voices have participated in many international music festivals, competitions, workshops and given concert tours across Europe and worldwide.

Very soon after the foundation of the group followed significant success in a cappella competitions: 1st place in category of Classical music and the Audience Favorite Award in International a cappella competition Vocal.Total in Austria; prizewinners of International A Cappella Contest in Leipzig, Germany; overall Champions of the World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati, USA.

 

Latvian Voices have given concerts in many countries around the world - Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea, USA, Japan, Australia and many more. Throughout their active concert life Latvian Voices have collaborated with various musicians representing different genres. Among them Ēriks Ešenvalds, The King's Singers (Great Britain), Lytos (Spain), Katarina Henryson, Peder Karlsson (Sweden), Viva Voce, Norddeutsche Sinfonietta (Germany), etc.

SINGERS

Laura Jēkabsone

Soprano

Laura got her BA in Music Education from Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.

Laura is a professional composer and is creating majority of compositions and arrangements for Latvian Voices repertoire as well as commissioned pieces for various instrumental and vocal musical formations in Latvia and abroad. 

Singing in Latvian Voices since the foundation of the band in 2009.

Zane

Stafecka

Soprano

Zane studied Choral conducting in Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music and University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Since 2011 Zane is working as a conductor and vocal coach in Riga Cathedral girl's choir "Tiara" and Jelgava girl's choir "Spigo Studija". 

Singing in Latvian Voices since the foundation of the band in 2009.

Beāte Locika

Soprano

Beāte is a singer at Youth Choir "Kamēr...".

Studied violin in Music School.

Currently Beāte is studying Business Management in Stocholm School of Economics in Riga.

Singing in Latvian Voices since 2016.

Una

Stade

Alto

Una graduated from Riga Dome Choir school jazz department and later - jazz vocal program of University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Singing in Latvian Voices since August 2019.

Laura

Leontjeva

Alto

Laura has a Master Degree in Choral Conducting from Jazeps Vitols Academy of Music in Riga.

She is a conductor of Saulkrasti mixed choir "Anima" since 2007.

 

She has established vintage vocal group "Neaizmirstulītes" or "Forget -me-nots" in 2010 and still sings there.

Joined Latvian Voices in 2011.

Elīna

Ose

Alto

Elīna graduated from Riga Dome Choir School and has BA in Culture Education from University of Latvia.

 

Elīna is a former singer of a cappella group "Framest" and choir "Ave Sol". She has taken part in musicals "The Sound of Music", "Les Miserables", "Pūt vējiņi" and others.

Singing in Latvian Voices since the foundation of the band in 2009. 

PREVIOUS SINGERS

Marta Lortkipanidze - singing from 2016 to 2019/ Alto
Dita Belicka - singing from 2016 to 2018/ Alto
Andra Zvejniece (ex. Blumberga) - singing from 2009 to 2017/ Alto
Nora Kalniņa (ex. Vītiņa) - singing from 2009 to 2017/ Soprano
Karīna Kaminska - singing from 2009 to 2014/ Soprano
Laura Polence - singing from 2012 to 2015/ Alto
Marta Ozola - singing from to 2009 to 2011/ Alto

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