Jēkabs Jančevskis is one of the most outstanding and beloved composers of his generation.
My music emphasizes the emotional depth, an unending dramaturgical progression and evolution, the stability and steadiness of the form and as much a vivid instrumentation as possible.
– Jēkabs Jančevskis
Jēkabs Jančevskis' "Lignum" for string orchestra was commissioned by Kremerata Baltica and premiered in 2017 during the XIV Kremerata Baltica Festival GALA Concert. You can listen to the 2021 performance of "Lignum" at Rezekne's Gors Concert Hall (piece starts at 07:12)
Photo by Jānis Porietis