"White Night Stories" NYX TRIOAnete Toča / flute /Tatjana Ostrovska / violin /Ieva Sarja / piano /andAnta Jankovska / sopranoNYX TRIO and Anta Jankovska invite you to the fourth Advent concert on December 18, 2021 at 17.00 at the Mujanu Biedribas nams.
The program will feature both traditional Christmas songs and music by Latvian composers Aivars Kalejs, Rihards Dubra, Jānis Lūsēns, Agneta Volkova (Krilova), Imants Zemzars and Marina Vidmonte.In 2011, flutist Anete Toča, violinist Tatjana Ostrovska and pianist Ieva Sarja formed the chamber music association NYX TRIO. Now it is the tenth year that we have been making music together, staging various chamber music programs and creating multimedia concert programs, actively performing both in Latvia and abroad. During the existence of the ensemble, NYX TRIO has staged a very wide repertoire, playing both the most famous opuses of Western European composers and Latvian composers for flute, violin and piano. NYX TRIO is also actively looking for rarities every year, paying special attention, of course, to less frequently played or even forgotten compositions by Latvian composers.It is significant that the existence of NYX TRIO began with the first dedication - in 2011 the composer Andris Vecumnieks reworked his studio composition and it became Variations NYX, which premiered in 2012 in the Great Guild of Münster within the framework of the contemporary culture forum "Baltās Naktis".This was followed by excellent collaboration with such composers as Aivars Kalējs, Imants Zemzaris, Jēkabs Nīmanis, Marina Vidmonte, as a result of which the repertoire of this relatively non-traditional ensemble has already significantly increased.
Last year, five more new works were dedicated to the NYX TRIO. R.Dubra's Les passions d'hiver and A.Raumanis “Closed Yard”, based on P.Bankovskis' story, premiered on August 1, 2020 in Madona at the 23rd Latvian Music Festival, but J.Lūsēns Arkādija, A.Krilova “Petals’ waltz” and “Thoughts at night” ofyoung composer M. Vērmane, which experienced its premiere on July 28, 2021, Limbaži St. St. John's Church, where NYX TRIO started a series of anniversary concerts.In the second half of last year, at a time when cultural life was almost at a standstill, NYX TRIO dedicated its efforts to staging the NYX TRIO program and recording it on the 1st studio of Latvian Radio. The presentation of the disc is scheduled for the birthday of NYX TRIO on December 20, in the choir of the National Library of Latvia.
Soprano Anta Jankovska has started her stage career as a professional ballerina on the LNOB stage. She later studied first at the Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music High School and then at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma, Italy, as a promising opera singer. Anta has supplemented her vocal technique in several international master classes with Mariella Devia, Raina Kabaivanska, Mirella Freni, Anna Tomova Sintova, Helena Lazarska, Lela Kuberli, Margreta Honiga, Francesco Meli and others. Since 2014, Anta has been the leading guest soloist at the Latvian Operetta Theatre. Her repertoire includes the title roles in the famous operettas "Funny Widow" and "Queen of Chardash" as well as the role of Madeleine de Fobla in the operetta "Ball Savoy". Anta has also sung the role of Hanna Glavari at the Lucca, Pisa and Livorno opera houses in Italy. Anta's professional debut on the opera stage took place in 2014 at Alfredo Casella's opera The Female Snake at the Festival della Valle d'Itria opera music festival in southern Italy in Martin Frank, conducted by the world-famous conductor Fabio Luizi. In recent years, Anta has been a student at three prestigious Italian opera academies.