Soprano Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine studied opera performance at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, most recently under Rinalds Kandalincevs, and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (Royal Conservatoire, NL) as well as the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre during the ERASMUS exchange programme.
Ilze has collaborated with conductors Atvars Lakstīgala, Māris Kupčs, M. Chance, Peter Van Heyghen, Māris Sirmais and the State Choir LATVIJA, the RIGA Professional Symphonic Band, the Netherlands Professional Bach Chamber Choir, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and others. For several years, she was a soloist of the international early music ensemble Le Voci delle Grazie (NL). As a soloist she has performed on stages in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Italy, Russia, France and the Netherlands.
Ilze was nominated for the Latvian Great Music Award 2019 and was a laureate of the 2019 Alida Vane Competition for young opera singers, as well as the winner of the 2018 Inese Galante competition. In 2019, she made her debut in the principal role of Barbara at the world premiere of Saga of Suiti, an opera by Rihards Dubra.
For more than eight years Ilze has been a leading soloist of Collegium Choro Musici Riga where she performed in numerous concerts and portrayed various roles in baroque opera stagings.
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