Latvian resort town Jurmala was hosting International Art Forum EUROJURMALA from June 13 to June 17.
More than 1000 participants joined this interesting event organized by IMPRESA production center, everybody could show their talent and get fairly valued and appreciated by professional and experienced jury.
Participants took part in bright and crowded parade, two competition days and winners got a chance to perform on gala concert on legendary stage of Jurmala concert hall DZINTARI together with celebrities and stars.
Despite the difficult fight for prizes, parade and competition days were filled with friendly and joyful atmosphere.
Bright procession on Jurmala’s main street Jomas is a yearly tradition that allows participants to socialize, meet each other and make friends. Parade ended on the beach, where delicious dinner was served in local restaurant and disco bar XO. There was also dancing party organized after dinner.
Sea, sun, excitement and soundchecks – finally they make their way out to professional stage!
The forum already became a traditional yearly event in bright and glamorous Jurmala resort life. It was organized for the 8th time and gathered more than 1000 participants at the age between 5 and 35 from different countries including Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Germany, Armenia and others. During two competition days young talents were fighting for the right to perform on the gala concert called STARS AND KIDS. Competitions were announced in different nominations – vocal, choreography, theater, instrumental music and fashion theater.
The forum is called international not just because of participants that come from different countries, also there were many foreign viewers in the concert hall. The gala concert STARS AND KIDS was visited by Estonian, Canadian, Belarus, Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese, Danish, Lithuanian embassy representatives. Many of them were supporting their compatriots who were performing on the stage.
Winners and stars took part in gala concert STARS AND KIDS.
The following celebrities performed:
ALEKSS SILVERS – Latvian musician, radio and TV host, who got widely known because of participation and high results in vocal competition shows NEW WAVE 2017, TONNA AWARDS 2016, SLAVIANSKY BAZAR 2018, SUPERNOVA 2019.
JANA KLAVINA – Latvian singer, musical project HELLO JURMALA finalist, vocal show VOICE UKRAINE 2019 participant.
ROBERTO MELONI — popular Italian singer and showman.
KRISTINA ZAKHAROVA – singer, theater and cinema actress. Many international music awards holder, prestigious Russian theater academy GITIS graduate, performed with famous Latvian composer Raimond Pauls and MORANDI under nickname MISHELLE.
BROADWAY (ANDREY OSADCHUK) – popular Ukrainian performer, sound producer, award holder of PESNYA GODA 2017 RUSSIA, songwriter for LOBODA (song PORA DOMOI), ANI LORAK (song TY ESHE LUBISH), LOLITA, SERGEI LAZAREV, PHILIPP KIRKOROV, NATALIYA MOGILEVSKAYA, KISHE, SONYA KAY, IVAN NAVI, ARTIK&ASTI and others.
ARTYOM SAFRONOV – tenor, Gnesin Academy graduate, Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory at Zurab Sotkilava graduate student. From 2011 – soloist at Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater. Performs with Moscow Chamber Orchestra MUSICA VIVA, vocal ensemble INTRADA.
Forum has a yearly tradition to invite inspirer or muse. For many years following local and foreign celebrities were becoming guests and jury members of the event: IGO (Latvia), OLGA PIRAGS (Latvia), SAMANTA TINA (Latvia), TEO (Belarus), ROBERTO MELONI (Italy), ANNE VESKI (Estonia), MARKUS RIVA (Latvia), LYUBASHA (Russia).
Famous opera singer Ilona Bagele who was celebrating 35 year career anniversary was invited to become forum EUROJURMALA muse this year. When Ilona was a child, she was sometimes taking part in different competitions as a member of DAUGAVIŅA ensemble and then became a star on the opera stage. She supports kids’ creativity with great enthusiasm. Ilona Bagele started the gala concert with beautiful HABANERA from the opera CARMEN and TANGO from the opera MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES.
Winners of the competitions were awarded with the right to perform on professional DZINTARI hall stage and also with special prizes.
Belorussian sports and health gymnastics club MAUGLI won PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.
Singer Jan Chehovsky from Czech Republic was awarded a special prize AMBER VOICE.
Latvian dancing group MILAGRO was awarded ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE prize.
BEST SHOW PERFORMANCE award went to singer AIRIDIA from Lithuania.
Singer Sergei Reznik from Belarus got awarded as YOUNGEST AND BRIGHTEST TALENT.
Special AWARD FOR STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS went to female vocal trio MALAHIT from Russia.
The most exciting part of the concert was grand prix awarding in different nominations. It brought indescribable emotions to lucky winners. Here they are:
Vocal Solo – Emily from Lithuania
Vocal Group – MONKEY TOPS from Belarus
Instrumental Music – drummer Richard Dzikia from Estonian
Choreography – KRUTIE PERCI from Latvia
Music Theater – REVU from Belarus
Fasion Theater – DEFILE MODELS CITY from Ukraine
Event organizers deeply appreciate their friends’ Latvian confectionery manufacturers POBEDA from Ventspils sweet support of the forum EUROJURMALA. POBEDA CONFECTIONARY produces real high quality chocolate and sweets that for sure is highly valued. Special thanks from organizers for sweet gifts for participants and jury.
Despite the excitement and busy schedule, participants were able to show their best results and viewers could enjoy the performance of new talents. Young actors, dancers and singers got the chance to perform on the big professional stage and get closer to their dreams. Bright memories and great mood will stay forever! The 9th International Art Forum EUROJURMALA 2020 will welcome them in a year.
Participants are welcome to apply for EUROJURMALA 2020 online at www.eurojurmala.com