Mixed Choir MASKA
Mixed choir “MASKA”, founded in 2000 by its conductor Jānis Ozols is one of the best mixed amateur choirs in Latvia. The choir is unique by its ability to perform not only in the frame of classical music, but also introduce creative innovations. “MASKA” is proud of its success and high achievements over time. Since early days the choir has shown outstanding results in international competitions, the most recent of which are: 1st Prize at the national choir competition at the 26th Latvian Nationwide Singing festival, 2018; 1st Prize at Category “Basque and Popular Music” and 2nd Prize at “Polyphony” in 49th International Tolosa Choral Competition, 2017; Grand Prix at the 15th International Choir Festival and Competition “Tallinn 2017”, Estonia. An essential part of the choir’s repertoire is compositions written by Laura Jekabsone – choir-master of “Maska”, world-wide known as a composer and leader of the vocal group “Latvian Voices”. The choir also collaborates with world known composers and musicians like Vytautas Miškinis, Part Uusberg, Vestards Šimkus, Rihards Zaļupe and the “XylemTrio”, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and many others.