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Cultural treats in store for UK, Belgium and China

With a third of Latvia's six-month European Union Presidency already passed, the accompanying cultural program shows no sign of letting up with the UK, Belgium and China all in for treats during the coming week.

The Stormont parliament in Belfast, Northern Ireland will be the venue for a concert of young Latvian musicians on Feb 23 at 1800, then another on Feb 26 at the Welsh National Assembly in Cardiff.

Performers include cellist Kristīne Blaumane, violinist Eva Bindere and pianist Reinis Zariņš playing Ravel, Rachmaninov and others.

Feb 26 is also the date for a Brussels concert by world-renowned violin maestro Gidons Krēmers and the Royal Conservatory.

A day earlier on Feb 25, Krēmers and his Kremerata Baltica ensemble will play a concert titled "Bridges to Bach" at the BOZAR art centre, also in Brussels, with a special birthday concert at the same venue on Feb 27 featuring a host of starts including pianist Marta Argerich, trumpet player Sergey Nakaryakov and opera singer Aleksey Mochalov

On the other side of the world an art project titled “World Cities. Live Paintings” is on show in Hong Kong from 1-6 March in the Innovation Tower of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A full list of the cultural events happening worldwide in connection with Latvia's EU Presidency is available HERE

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