Anna Veismane works at Latvian Radio 3 – Klasika as a producer of music recordings and program manager. She is a member of the Latvian Composer’s Union’s board and a chair-person of ISCM Latvia section.
Anna Veismane collaborated with famous latvian organist Iveta Apkalna, violinists Baiba Skride, Paula Šūmane, cellist Gunta Ābele, flutists Ilona Meija, Dita Krenberga, pianist Lauma Skride, guitarist Bogdan Michailescu, violist Edmundo Ramirez, accordionists Timo Kinnunen, William Schimmel. Her music has been performed by Latvian National Symphony orchestra, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Concertante, Latvian Radio Choir, Riga Saxophone Quartet, vocal group Putni, string quartet ConTempo, ensemble Altera Veritas, Tampere Raw and The Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble.
The piece Why Me for accordion and string orchestra was premiered in NYC in 2013 Concert Season Finale by North/South Chamber Orchestra, distinguished accordionist William Schimmel, conductor Max Lifchitz, as well as became one out of four works that had been chosen to be performed by the I Solisti Veneti chamber orchestra, conductor maestro Claudio Scimone, accordionist Oleg Vereschagin in Padova (Italy). As well as the Concertino for viola d’amore (2014) was premiered by the two orchestras – I Solisti Veneti chamber orchestra and North/South Chamber Orchestra.
Anna Veismane (1976) studied in E.Darzins Music School. The first teachers of composition were Pēteris Vasks and Imants Zemzaris. Then she studied composition at the J.Vitols Latvian Academy of Music with Romualds Kalsons and Juris Karlsons graduating with a master’s degree. She has participated in master classes with David Lang, Par Lindgren, John Woolrich, Klas Torstensson, Tapio Tuomela (Young Composers Mastercourses in Latvia), Yannis Kyriakides (Music Laboratory The Process in Lithuania), and Jonathan Harvey (the Time of Music festival in Finland).
Anna Veismane has received the 3rd place of the Young Composers Choir Composition Competition organized by Latvian Radio and received a memorial award of Arnolds Sturms and, as a pianist, award of Olgerts Zivers.
She has written music for theatre performances, arrangements of folk and popular music as well as methodical materials for children.
Anna’s music has been played in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania (festival Druskomanija), Germany, Romania, Italy, Irland, Finland (Hetta Music Event, Time of Music festival), Japan (festival Creative), South Korea (Pan Music Festival 2016) and USA (Queens New Music Festival)
With the deep interest in the promotion of young composers, Anna Veismane has organized the International Competition of Young Composers Saules krasts (2002-2008) and competition Skaņuraksti Ādažos (2014 – 2019)
She has also been participating in concerts as a pianist. The innovative duo Oneplusone was created by Anna Veismane (piano, melodion, voice) and Timo Kinnunen (accordion). Oneplusone have premiered more than twenty compositions dedicated to ensemble and cooperated with such composers as Miklós Maros, Aspasia Nasopoulou, Rei Munakata, Jarkko Hartikainen, Nicholas James Casswell, Rūta Vitkauskaite, Egidija Medekšaite, Anitra Tumševica. Thay have played concerts in Lithuania (festival Druskomanija), Latvia and Finland.
More information in latvian language; https://www.lmic.lv/lv/komponisti/anna-veismane-4321#!/