Vineta Sareika
violin | Latvia, °1986
 
VIOLIN 2009 : Laureate
Latvian violinist Vineta Sareika, a native of Jurmala, began her violin studies at the age of 5 in Jurmala Music School. In 2002 she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, under Gérard Poulet and Alain Meunier, and graduated in 2006 with the Highest Honours and the congratulations of the Jury. After her diploma in Paris she became a resident of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel where she studied with Augustin Dumay and the members of the Artemis Quartet, with whom she is playing the first violin since 2012. She has also attended many master-classes, given by Ida Haendel, Ivry Gitlis, Zakhar Bron, Mikhail Kopelman, Nam-Yun Kim, Boris Kuschnir, Pamela Frank, Mauricio Fuks, Lewis Kaplan, Franz Helmerson, Peter Csaba, Paul Neubauer and Sergey Krylov.

Vineta Sareika is often invited as a soloist by the Belgian National Orchestra, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra, the Liege Philharmonic, the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, the Latvian National Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Orchestra to play with conductors such as Paul Goodwin, Andris Nelsons, Gilbert Varga, Gerard Korsten, Karel Marc Chichon, Patrick Davin, Dirk Brossé, Christopher Waren-Green, Paul Watkins, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Pascal Rophé, Jean Bernard Pommier. In 2011 she was appointed principal concertmaster of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (deFilharmonie), under the direction of Edo de Waart and Philippe Herreweghe.

She performs on important international stages in France (Mogador Theater, Radio France, Cortot Hall, L'Hôtel des Invalides, Corum of Montpellier, Auditorium du Louvre), Belgium (Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, Flagey, Royal Opera La Monnaie, the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp), United Kingdom (Southbank Center, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, Bedford Corn Exchange, Duke’s Hall), United States (Kennedy Center - Washington DC, Kaufmann Hall - New York, Ingram Hall - Nashville), Japan (Izumi Hall - Osaka, Tsuda Hall - Tokyo, Nagaoka Lyric Hall), Monaco (Opera Garnier), Spain (Auditorio Nacional of Madrid, Palacio de Festivales de Santander), Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and Hungary with artists such as Augustin Dumay, Peter Donohoe, Abdel-Rahman El Bacha, Paul Meyer, Laurence Power, Michel Portal, Laurent Cabasso and others.

Vineta Sareika often takes part in the most important european chamber music festivals (Salzburger Festspiele, Verbier Festival, La Roque d'Antheron Festival, Bad Kissingen Sommer Festival, Encuentro de Musica de Santander, Montpellier Radio France Festival, Giverny International Chamber Music Festival, Deauville Easter Music Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Pablo Casals Festival, Menton Festival). She also appears on TV and radio programmes, such as France Musique, France Inter, Arte TV, Euroradio Classics, RTBF, Radio Classique (France), NHK Japan, Latvian National Radio.

She has won awards at a number of chamber music competitions with the Dali Piano Trio, including 1st prize at the Osaka Competition and 2nd prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in 2008. The Trio was recently awarded the prestigious Chamber Music Award by the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, which earned it a close collaboration with the prestigious orchestra. The Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in London accords the Trio a residence and teaching assignments within the prestigious institution.

Vineta Sareika has received several times the Award of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, she was named the Musician of the Year in her native city in 2006, the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Latvian Radio in 2009 and was recently honoured with the Great Music Award of the Year 2010, the most prestigious cultural award of the country. She is also regularely invited by the Latvian government and embassies to give performances for major national events such as official Presidential and Royal visits. Vineta Sareika plays a Joseph Guadagnini violin (1793), which is generously on loan to her from a private sponsor.
Audio
Programme
Final (25/05/2009)
Leos Janácek Sonata for violin and piano
Eun-Hwa Cho Agens
Edward Elgar Concerto in B minor op. 61
Vineta Sareika, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Semi-final

Récital (11/05/2009)

Claude Ledoux V...
Igor Stravinsky Divertimento
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E major op. 27/6
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor op. 28
Vineta Sareika, violin
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist

Concerto (14/05/2009)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Vineta Sareika, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Goodwin
First round (04/05/2009)
Béla Bartók Concerto n. 1
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 21 in A major
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 23 in E flat major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die kleine Spinnerin
Vineta Sareika, violin
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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