Art-i-Shock

Special profile

The group of peers ART-i-SHOCK which was formed in 2010 unites three young bright musicians who have been nominated for the Grand Music Award 2010 in the category of “For work in an ensemble”. During the awarding ceremony, the cellist Guna Āboltiņa, percussionist Elīna Endzele and pianist Agnese Egliņa performed an opus by Ástor Piazolla, specially arranged for them by Andrei Pushkarev, a musician and composer of Kremerata Baltica. The award was presented to Agnese Egliņa, and this event as a whole became the basis for a rather unusual trio, from the aspect of combination of musical instruments.
ART-i-SHOCK - cello, piano and percussion – this is a unique chamber music group in Europe.

Recent Highlights

2012: the concert in “Riga Festival 2012” together with Santa Bušs, speaker of contemporary musical language, and with Roberts Rubīns, a film director, who is experienced in sound art. The range of musical pieces includes acoustic as well as electroacoustic music.
2012: concert in The small Mežotne Palace.
2012: concert tour in Latvia.
2011: concert World Music Day in Spikeru concert hall.

World premieres

K. Pētersons (1982) Rīgas nakts for cello, piano and percussion
S. Bušs (1981) Absinthe for cello, piano and percussion
S. Ķezbere (1985) Habitus for cello, piano and percussion
J. Nīmanis (1980) Gaidīšana (Waiting) for cello, marimba and piano

Repertoire by

A. Piazolla, Y.Xenakis, K. Saariaho, R. Wallin, L. Harrison, S. Steen-Andersen etc.

Recordings

Live concert Heartbeats of Night made by Latvijas Radio
Live concert World music day made by Latvijas Radio