principal viola

Santa Vizine

In December 2017 Santa Vižine joined the violas of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since January 2022 she is first principal violist.

Santa Vižine was born in Riga. She graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy in 2011. The violist is a laureate of several Latvian and international competitions.  

From 2009 to the 2016/17 season, she was principal violist of Gidon Kremer’s chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica. It brought the privilege of working with such soloists as Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev, Daniil Trifonov, Lisa Batiashvili, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Didier Lockwood, Mischa Maisky, Mate Bekavac and Sergei Nakariakov.  

Santa Vižine has performed in some of the most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Vienna Musikverein, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Festival appearances include the Lockenhaus festival, the Wiener Festwochen, La Folle Journée in Nantes, the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany, where she played alongside Kim Kashkashian, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff and Gidon Kremer. 

As a soloist Santa Vižine has performed with Sinfonia Concertante and Kremerata Baltica. She has also played with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Gothenburg Symphony and Sinfonietta Riga.  

In the 2012/13 season she was a member of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest.

Santa Vižine

In December 2017 Santa Vižine joined the violas of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since January 2022 she is first principal violist.

Santa Vižine was born in Riga. She graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy in 2011. The violist is a laureate of several Latvian and international competitions.  

From 2009 to the 2016/17 season, she was principal violist of Gidon Kremer’s chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica. It brought the privilege of working with such soloists as Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev, Daniil Trifonov, Lisa Batiashvili, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Didier Lockwood, Mischa Maisky, Mate Bekavac and Sergei Nakariakov.  

Santa Vižine has performed in some of the most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Vienna Musikverein, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Festival appearances include the Lockenhaus festival, the Wiener Festwochen, La Folle Journée in Nantes, the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany, where she played alongside Kim Kashkashian, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff and Gidon Kremer. 

As a soloist Santa Vižine has performed with Sinfonia Concertante and Kremerata Baltica. She has also played with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Gothenburg Symphony and Sinfonietta Riga.  

In the 2012/13 season she was a member of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest.

In December 2017 Santa Vižine joined the violas of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since January 2022 she is first principal violist.

Santa Vižine was born in Riga. She graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy in 2011. The violist is a laureate of several Latvian and international competitions.  

From 2009 to the 2016/17 season, she was principal violist of Gidon Kremer’s chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica. It brought the privilege of working with such soloists as Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev, Daniil Trifonov, Lisa Batiashvili, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Didier Lockwood, Mischa Maisky, Mate Bekavac and Sergei Nakariakov.  

Santa Vižine has performed in some of the most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Vienna Musikverein, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Festival appearances include the Lockenhaus festival, the Wiener Festwochen, La Folle Journée in Nantes, the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany, where she played alongside Kim Kashkashian, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff and Gidon Kremer. 

As a soloist Santa Vižine has performed with Sinfonia Concertante and Kremerata Baltica. She has also played with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Gothenburg Symphony and Sinfonietta Riga.  

In the 2012/13 season she was a member of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest.

  • Santa Vižine
    Santa Vižine
  • Santa Vižine during a concert in the orchestra
    Santa Vižine during a concert in the orchestra
  • Santa Vižine after a concert
    Santa Vižine after a concert