Gunta Cēse

Soprano

Soprano Gunta Cēse was born in Riga, Latvia, where she commenced her musical education at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Vocal music  with Distinction in 2010. In 2013 Gunta completed her Masters Degree in Opera Singing at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart, studying with Prof. Ulrike Sonntag. During her studies as a soprano, she took part in productions at the local Wilhelma Theater performing Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Miss Jessel (The turn of the screw) and Diana (Orphée aux enfers).

Gunta Cēse was a member of the Opera Studio at Staatstheater Nürnberg for two seasons (2013-1015), performing more than ten roles, including First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Siegrune (Die Walküre), Anna (Nabucco), Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro for children), Kartenaufschlägerin (Arabella) and soprano solo in Goyo Motero Ballet Cyrano.

As a young soprano, Gunta’s operatic debut was in the role of Tatjana (Eugene Onegin) at the Latvian National Opera in 2013, with director Andrejs Žagars and conductor Denis Vlasenko.

Gunta Cēse has participated in several master classes and worked with internationally acclaimed musicians – tenor Johan Botha, and sopranos Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Dagmar Livorova.

Gunta Cēse competed in the semi-final of the 6th International Singing Competition for Wagner Voices in Karlsruhe in 2012. She was the youngest participant at this competition. Gunta Cēse is a finalist in the international vocal competition, the Elizabeth Connell Prize 2015 aspiring Dramatic Sopranos in Sydney, Australia. Gunta Cēse was awared with Universal Music Prize. 

Gunta has collaborated with notable orchestras including the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich, the Latvian National Opera Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and the Bruckner Sinfonie Orchester, Stuttgart, working with conductors Marcus Bosch, ‎Gábor Káli, Christopher Seaman, Per Borin and Guido Johannes Rumstadt.

Gunta Cēse was a recipient of the annual Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. Scholarship in 2011 and the Richard Wagner Stuttgart Foundation scholarship in 2012. She is in high demand as a concert soprano soloist and has performed solo concerts in Amsterdam, Kiev, Paris, Chicago, Stuttgart, Brussels and Zürich. 

In summer 2016 soprano will take part singing role of Christina Berglund in Fredrik Sixten's opera of "W - The Truth Beyond" world premiere in Germany and Sweden.

 

 Dziedātāja ir viena no piecām finālistēm Starptautiskajā dramatiskajiem soprāniem veltītajā Elizabetes Coneles Balvas konkursā, kas norisinājās 2015.gada septembrī Sidnejā, Austrālijā un ieguva Universal Music balvu. 

 Gunta Cēse šobdrī vokālo meistarību papildina pie zviedru profesora Jana Hammara, piedalījusies dažādās meistarklasēs pie tādiem pedagogiem kā Johans Bota, Anna Tomova -Sintova, Dagmāra Livorova, Aksels Everats, Petēris Berne u.c. Paralēli opermūzikai soprāns regulāri koncertē dažādās kamermūzikas programmās un piedalās lielo formu atskaņojumos. 

Gunta Cēse 2016.gada vasarā iestudēs Kristīnas Berglundas lomu zviedru komponista Fredrika Sikstena operas "W - The Truth Beyond" pasaules pirmatskaņojumā Vācijā un Zviedrijā. 

 

 

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