Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2
Thu 23 Jan 2014 20:00
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Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
In 2014, Latvia’s capital city Rīga will be a European Capital of Culture. Temple Bar TradFest will celebrate Riga’s year as Capital of Culture with a special performance by Melo-M
Cello trio Melo-M emerged in 2005 when academically trained musicians Karlis Auzans, Miķelis Dobičins and Janis Pauls decided to unite their musical talents and create a band.
Melo-M play cello versions of variety of well-known music: from classical to ethno, pop and rock.
Melo-M are also well-known outside Latvia. Throughout seven years of their musical career the band toured in USA twice, played a variety of concerts in Russia, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey and elsewhere.
They have shared the stage with such artists as: vocalist of Boney M Maizie Williams, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Robert Wells, Finnish metal bandApocalyptica, popular Latvia-born singer Laima Vaikule, legendary composer Raimonds Pauls and many more. Every band member has a significant academic music background. Each of the three has played at international contests and performed with orchestras at notable symphonic music concerts.
Melo-M members have strengthened their academic education by learning from such world-class cello players as: Mstislav Rostropovich, Klauss Kangiser, Misha Maiski, Frans Helmerson, Maksim Utkin and Natalia Shovskaya.
Uniqueness of Melo-M performances lies in their ability to combine foundations of the classical music with energy and drive of pop and rock shows.