This evening at the Daile Theatre, we have entrusted this award to our project manager Klavs Balamovskis, as we are currently in the Netherlands preparing for a nine-concert tour.

The Latvian Radio Choir, Ensemble Sarband and conductor Kaspars Putniņš  were awarded the “Golden Microphone 2017” Academic Music Album of the Year from amongst five professional collaborations.  The recording “Canticum Canticorum. Augstā dziesma", produced in 2016 by “Latvian Concerts”, was a multi-year major project with the goal of fusing the sound of a contemporary Western choir with the wonderful instruments and traditional Ottoman singing tradition into a new universe.


Latvian Radio Choir, Ensemble Sarband, conductor Kaspars Putniņš

Born in 1906. Dārziņš. Ivanovs - LNSO, Andris Poga, Reinis Zariņš

Pēteris Vasks Flute Concerto / Symphony No.3 - Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Atvars Lakstīgala, Dita Krenberga

The Spirit of the Rose – State Choir Latvija, conductor Māris Sirmais, piano Raimonds Pauls

Vivaldi The Four Seasons – State Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Riga


To hear the recording and interview with Kaspars Putniņš, click here.