Valdis Zatlers

Valdis Zatlers

The public activities of First Lady


International Jāzeps Vītols Piano Competition

On October 1, 2008, Mrs Lilita Zatlere became patroness of the annual International Jāzeps Vītols Piano Competition. Thus she demonstrated the support which she and her husband want to give to Latvia’s most talented young musicians and their development. The competition brings together young pianists from different countries, which offers Latvia’s musicians a challenge and an excellent opportunity to present themselves.
“The world knows that Latvians are a musical people with the unique tradition of the Song Festival,” says the First Lady. “Latvia has a wealth of outstanding musicians, composers, conductors and pianists. From the bottom of my heart, I want these riches to increase, and any talent which is donated to one’s country and nation offers the greatest satisfaction.”