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Mieze, Anita (1956)

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Anita Mieze
Anita Mieze
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Anita Mieze was born on September 29, 1980 in Jelgava. In 2008, she received her Master’s Degree in music in the composition class of Selga Mence at the Latvian Academy of Music. As part of the Socrates/Erasmus programme, she studied at the Basel Academy of Music with composer Roland Moser.

In 2002–2004, she participated in the Latvian university student exchange programme and studied painting with Jānis Zemītis in the Latvian Academy of Art. She has participated in many painting and textile art exhibitions. Along with her studies, she began to work as a teacher of music theory and composition in the Jāzeps Mediņš College of Music and the Jelgava College of Music.

She has participated in many master classes: the Latvian young musicians’ summer camp in Ogre (2000, 2002); at TENSO composition seminars with Jonathan Harvey, in Cassis, France in 2006; the international Acanthes summer contemporary music academy in Metz, France, with composer Marco Stroppa, Michael Jarrell and Yan Maresz (2007); master class with composer and conductor Beat Furrer in Basel, Switzerland (2007/2008); the international Acanthes summer contemporary music academy, where the Orchestre National de Lorraine, led by Diego Masson, premiered Izgaismošana (Enlightenment), her work for symphony orchestra (2008) at the closing concert.

She has been successful in many competitions: 2nd place (1st place not awarded) at the international composition competition in Basel, Switzerland, organized by CULTURESCAPES 2006, for her work dans l’attente… plus de claret (2006); 1st place in the Aloja Town Council and Latvian Composers’ Union New Choir Song composition competition (for her arrangement of the Latvian folk songTumsināja vakarāja [The Evening Darkened]), (2006); 2nd place (1st place not awarded) and the Latvian Radio 3 Klasika award at the First Young Composers’ choir composition competition organised by Latvian Radio (for her choir song Tempus, 2007); 2nd place at the fourth Pre-Art composition competition, which was organised in cooperation with the Bosville Ensemble (Zürich, Switzerland, for her work Gleichzeitigkeit, 2008).

Her works have been performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, the United States, Poland, France, and elsewhere.

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