Philadelphia Latvian Lutheran Church

The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John

March 16th, Concert of Latvian Music

Curtis at All Hallows Presents
Pianist Kārlis Bukovskis in a Concert of Latvian Music

Saturday, March 16th at 7 PM

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            Kārlis Bukovskis, from Alūksne, Latvia, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2022 and studies piano with Robert McDonald. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Mr. Bukovskis is the John J. Medveckis Fellow.

            Mr. Bukovskis has delighted audiences with solo recitals and has won several important competitions, including the Latvian Young Piano National Competition, in which he received the main prize in his age category. He has also participated in concerts and festivals throughout Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Russia, and Uzbekistan. In 2015 and 2016, he was awarded the Excellence Award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

            Mr. Bukovskis has performed piano concertos with various orchestras, including works by Edvard Grieg, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. He has also participated in several masterclasses with Georgian pianist Eliso Virsaladze and Norwegian virtuoso Leif Ove Andsnes. In addition to his piano studies, he has studied compositions and composed several works. In 2021, Mr. Bukovskis composed a piece for the Latvian organ music project Doms iedvesmo, dedicated to the organ of the Riga Dome Cathedral.