Vizma Zvaigzne

Mezzo Soprano, 2020

The Latvian mezzo-soprano Vizma Zvaigzne is a versatile musician, appearing in wide spectrum of genres and musical projects, and is especially interested in interdisciplinary projects and collaborations. In 2019 she graduated from Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin, Germany, where she studied Voice. Before that she studied Musicology at the Latvian Music Academy in Riga and at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany. 

She has appeared in several opera productions, often can be heard as a soloist in oratorios, is giving song recitals with various pianists and her chamber music ensemble Duo AUSMA. She is also a sought-after contemporary music interpreter, and especially enjoys working hand-in-hand with composers to bring pieces to life. 

Some of the highlights of 2020 are recording the music for the multimedia exhibition and installation Der Wald/The Forest for voice and percussion by Antje Majewski (music by Katrin Vellrath) in the neugerriemschneider art gallery in Berlin, participating in the Emerging Artist Training program by the Fifth House Ensemble in the Digital Edition of the Fresh Inc Festival and the concert tour LUX with Duo AUSMA in Germany, Switzerland and Latvia. In the summer 2020 she was also supossed to be one of the Young Artists in the ClasClas Festival in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain, singing the role of Maddalena in Rigoletto by G. Verdi in the Festival de Bardi in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. 

In 2019 she made her debut in a concertante version of R. Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten in the Berliner Philharmonie and in Bucharest, Romania with the Rundfunk-Sinonieorchester and the Rundfunkchor under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. She also sang in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Vila-real, Spain as part of the festival Crea Escena, and also participated in the opening concert of Kirsten Flagstad Festival in Hamar, Norway.

Vizma is grateful to be a scholarship holder of Richard-Wagner-Scholarship-Foundation and Yenudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V.