Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Dear All,

on behalf of organizing team, I would like to ask you to spend 10 minutes to answer the question about the 2nd International Music Olympiad in Riga. This will help us to reflect on what (how) we did it as well as will also help organizers of the 3rd International Music Olympiad. We would be very thankful for all opinions - teachers', participants', jury members', parents' - basically everyone who was involved in the 2nd International Music Olympiad in Riga. REFLECTION FORM HERE

Monday, 12 May 2014

Youtube video

To see the 2nd International Music Olympiad Riga 2014 youtube video click HERE

Monday, 5 May 2014

Thank you very much!

Latvian Music Teachers' Association thanks all people and companies who helped to make this event possible:
Thanks to Live Riga for financial support

2nd International Music Olympiad in Riga

This presentation was designed by Rūta Girdzijauskienė (Lithuania).

Sunday, 4 May 2014

May 2, Compositions, group 2

On May 2 participants of the 2nd group performed their original compositions.
The jury and audience really enjoyed creative ideas of all students!

Karin from Estonia performed her piece called "Autumn".

Saturday, 3 May 2014

May 2, Original compositions, group 1

On Friday, May 2,at 10.00 AM participants of the 1st group performed her original compositions. 

 The first performer was Tobija from Slovenia - young and very talented jazz guitarist. His composition was a piece for cello and electric guitar. A huge thank you goes to Ms Mara Lagzdina from Latvia for helping out with Tobija's composition! 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Live stream

Thanks to Mr Edmunds Mickus for ensuring the live stream of the 2nd International Music olympiad closing ceremony. Now the video has been edited and published on Youtube under the name II Starptautiska Muzikas olimpiade. It has 14 parts. Watch Youtube video here.

Latvian Traditional Dance Event with Iļģi

Thanks to Ilga Reizniece and her group Iļģi for great social event!

Thanks to the leader of the Latvian Dance Club for teaching us some dance steps!

May 1 - Singing songs group 2


May 1 - Singing Songs Group 1

Jury members before the concert Jan Prhal (CZ), Rūta Kanteruka (LV) and Gabriela Konkol (PL).

Jury members: Gabriela Konkol (PL), Branka Rotar Pance (SI), Rūta Kanteruka (LV), Ruta Girdzijauskienė (LT), Ene Kangron (EE), Irēna Nelsosne (LV), Ilga Millere (LV), Jan Prhal (CZ) and Liene Batņa (LV).

Thursday, 1 May 2014

May 1 - Listening to Music Written tasks

On My 1 all participants were taking music theory task.
Jury meeting before the written task checking the translated worksheets- Gabriela Konkol, Ruta Girdzijauskiene, Ene Kangron and Irena Nelsone and other members (not in the picture).

 Group 1 at the written task.
Jury of th group 1 - Ilga Millere (Latvia), Ruta Girdzijauskiene (Lithuania), Gabriela Konkol (Poland), Jan Prchal (Czeck Republic) and Ilze Vilde (Latvia).

Group 2 at the written task. 
Jury - Irena Nelsone (Latvia), Ilma Grauzdiņa (Latvia), Branka Rotar Pance (Slovenia) 
andEne Kangron (Estonia) not in the picture.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Opening ceremony of the 2nd International Music Olympiad

 At the registration table Agnese and Inguna - two ex-students - great helpers!

 Rector of the Music Academy of Latvia, professor Artis Simanis at the opening speech.

Mrs Spodra Austruma from the Ministry of Education and Science centre welcomes everyone.

 Girls Choir Spigo from Jelgava Secondary School No. 4 surprised the audience with the outstanding performance!!! Well done!

Welcome in Riga!

Dear participants, teachers and guests! We welcome you in Riga and wish you a great time here!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Bus for participants

Dear participants of the 2nd International Music Olympiad,
To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we have arranged bus for all participants and accompanying persons 

Hostel Nīcgales 26 - Music Academy Kr.Barona 1– Hostel

Free of charge!

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Friday, 18 April 2014

Get to know our friends!

The most famous world music band from Latvia Iļģi celebrated their 30th anniversary on April 21, 2011. The group started at the Cultural Centre of Iļģuciems in Riga where Ilga Reizniece, a professional violinist, founded an ensemble of Latvian folk music. She had just graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and was an active member of two prominent folk music ensembles Bizīteri and Skandinieki of the time.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Online Application Form

Dear Participants,

Thank you for applying, the application is closed.

Feel free to contact us on for more information.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Anthem of the Internationa Music Olympiad

All participants (including teachers and guests) are kindly asked to know the anthem of the olympiad to sing at the opening ceremony.

Music of Gediminas Purlys (Lithuania)
Lyrics of an unknown medieval author
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Cantemus ad unum omnes
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Guidelines for the 2nd International Music Olympiad Riga 2014

The patron of the Olympiad is the Rector of the Latvian Academy of Music Artis Sīmanis

The composer of the Olympiad is Ēriks Ešenvalds

The 2nd International Music Olympiad Riga for students of general comprehensive secondary schools will be organised by the Latvian Music Teachers Association (LVIIMSA) and the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Education and Research. 

Guidelines for the 2nd International Music Olympiad Riga 2014

Possible topics covered in music listening and theoretical questions

In this article you will find information regarding possible topics covered in music listening and theoretical questions at The 2nd International Music Olympiad Riga 2014, Latvia