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Latvian Voices / Latvia

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.

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