JURIS EZERGAILIS – VIOLA

Former  Section Leader Violas – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Juris Ezergailis was born in Adelaide of Latvian parents.  In 1975 he joined the viola section of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and shortly thereafter became the violist of the Adelaide String Quartet.  He was one of the founding members of the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, appearing as principal violist and occasional soloist.

In 1987 Juris became principal violist in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as soloist with it on many occasions. In 1990 and 1993 he joined the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for tours to the Salzburg festival, Zurich, Japan and Hong Kong with their chief conductor, Mariss Jansons. He took part in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural international tour of China and Asia in 1996.

At the end of 2016, after 42 years’ service, Juris retired from the ASO.

 

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