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Why Latvia gets music education pitch perfect – and what the UK can learn | Telegraph, 31 Aug

Ahead of the final weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival, Ivan Hewett explores Latvia’s comprehensive music education system and its myriad successes in a post-Soviet society.

Full article here (paywall).

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Zane Čulkstēna | International Arts Manager, Aug 2021

Riga Jurmala Music Festival CEO Zane Čulkstēna speaks to the team at International Arts Manager for their August issue, discussing Latvia’s commitment to music education initiatives and her innovative classical festival, now in its third year.

Zane Čulkstēna for International Arts Manager, August 2021
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Gary Barlow Team Up For ‘Crooner Sessions’

Award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason MBE has joined Take That’s Gary Barlow for a rousing performance of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. The collaboration was part of Barlow’s popular ‘Crooner Sessions’ initiative, streamed on his social media channels every week with previous guests including Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart and Leona Lewis. Watch the full performance below.