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Indulis & Ilga SUNA

Indulis Suna (1950) is a Latvian born Canadian concert violinist and holds post-graduate degree from the P. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (1982) as well as a diploma with honours from the Latvian State Conservatory (now Music Academy) in Riga (1975).
Indulis Suna was born in Riga and first studied violin at the Music School and College in Jelgava with Romans Sne.
After graduation I. Suna continued his studies at the J. Vitols Latvian Music Academy in Riga where he received his M. Mus. Degree with Prof. Juris Svolkovskis.
From 1979 to 1982 I. Suna completed his post-graduate course at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory with Prof. Dmitri Tsiganov.
Between 1982 and 1986 Indulis Suna was the first violinist of the Latvian State String Quartet. From 1986 until 1989 I. Suna continued his performing career as a soloist of the Latvian State Philharmony. In addition to his demanding performing accomplishments he also held a violin teaching position at the Jaz. Medins Music College and Jaz. Vitols Latvian Music Academy in Riga.
During his professional life I. Suna has played many recitals and made numerous recordings with outstanding pianists including Hermanis Brauns, Vilma Cirule, Ventis Zilberts, Anna Balakerskaia and his wife Ilga Suna.
Since 1991 Indulis Suna and his family reside in Canada where he continues a very successful concert violinist’s career.
Indulis Suna has performed 18 of world premiere compositions including 2nd String Quartet by Peteris Vasks, works by Imants Zemzaris, Arturs Grinups, Maija Einfelde and Alexander Levkovich. Many composers have dedicated their works to the violinist.
For the last 25 years these recordings have been broadcasted all over the world by Latvian State Radio, Radio Budapest, BBC and CBC radio.
The artist plays exclusively on the violin which was made in 1963 by the Latvian violin maker Martins Zemitis.
Ilga SUNA (1949) is a Latvian born Canadian concert pianist and
recording artist. She first studied piano at the local Music School in Limbazi. After graduation Ilga continued her music studies at the Jelgava Music College.
Between 1971 and 1976 Ilga Suna completed her M. Mus. degree at the J. Vitols Latvian State Conservatory. During her studies Ilga Suna performed at many recitals together with her husband Indulis, and after graduation began an extensive career as a piano teacher and accompanist at the Jaz. Medins Music College and J. Vitols Latvian Music Academy.
Over the years Ilga Suna together with her husband Indulis have played and recorded a number of world premiere compositions (Arturs Grinups, Maija Einfelde, Janis Kepitis and others) and many composers have dedicated their works to them ( A. Grinups, J. Kepitis, A. Levkovich).
While in Canada (from 1991) both artists have released 16 CDs featuring classical, contemporary, popular and dance music selections.
They have also sponsored and produced the CDs “The Great Performances at the Riga Dom Cathedral”, “Recital at S. Andrew’s Latvian Lutheran Church”, featuring performances of the distinguished Latvian artists Janis Bulavs (violin) and Larisa Bulava (organ) and solo album “Janis Bulavs / violin”.
In 2006 Ilga Suna recorded 4 new solo piano and keyboard albums: “A Time For Us” featuring timeless treasures for Piano Lovers; “Ochi Chornie”- Dark Eyes; “ Million Red Roses” and The Last Waltz”.