The Embassy of Latvia invited everyone to a concert of Latvian musician Katrīna Gupalo and pianist Andrejs Osokins named “From the Baltic to the Atlantic,” which will take place at the Latvian community center (400 Hurley Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850) on April 27 at 8 PM. The concert is organized by the Latvian Organizations in Washington, DC (LOV) and partially supported by the Embassy of Latvia as part of the cultural program of the centennial of Latvia. The doors will open at 7:15 PM.
The young artists have created a special vocal and piano program for their first tour to the United States, and to honor the centennial of Latvia. Pieces by J.Vītols, E.Dārziņš, A.Maskats and P.Vasks, among others – from the past to today, have been included in the program. There will also be pieces from American musicians – George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Katrīna Gupalo possesses a strong and sensual voice. She is a composer, a master pianist, producer and an actress. She has studied at The Music Academy of the West in California, at the Royal Music Academy in London, as well as won awards at various international competitions – France, the UK, Russia and the United States. She is the founder and the Artistic Director of the concert agency “Aira Laiviņa Artists.” She is also the author of the plays “100 years with Piaf” (2015) and “After Midnight” (2016) that has been shown in 20 locations in Latvia. “After Midnight” received high critical acclaim at the London’s Camden Fringe festival. Gupalo also took part in the national contest to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest. This spring she is also planning to come out with her debut album “Katrina Gupalo & the Black Birds.”
Andrejs Osokins is a laureate of several international pianist contests – Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, Long-Thibaud-Crespin contest in Paris, Leeds International Piano Competition, and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The sought after Latvian pianist performs regularly at major European concert halls, for example, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Konzerthaus Berlin, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, La Verdi in Milan. He is also a laureate of the Latvian Grand Music Award 2008. He has worked together with numerous orchestras, including the Belgian National Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica orchestra, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has worked with some of the most talented conductors.