The jury

Liene GREIFĀNE

Member of the International Jury of the XVI International Children Music Contest “Vitebsk-2018”

Latvia

Popular singer, director, actress

Since 2017, Liene Greifāne has been a student of the directing department of the All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.A. Gerasimov (class of A. A. Eshpai).

At the age of ten, she began to study classical singing with the eminent voice teachers of Latvia.

Liene is a multiple prizewinner of international vocal competitions.

She took part in the national TV and film projects "Musical Theatre", "Unusual white screen".

The singer represented Latvia at the International "Eurovision" Song Contest (2008), the International Contest of Young Performers of Popular Music "New Wave" (2011).

She was the winner of the national TV show "Dance with a Star" with the partner Victor Kharitonov (2015).

Her compositions "Living in a Fantasy", "Tev miera nav” were recognized as the "Best Dance Music Song" (2010, 2011).

Liene’s song "Living in a Fantasy" was awarded "The Most Popular Song on the Radio" (2011).

The compositions "I Think", "Ma Baker", "Muzik?l? Banka", "We Own the Night" were number-one hits of the European hit parades. 

In 2014, Liene Greifāne presented her own musical program "At Christmas" with fourteen songs arranged for the orchestra and choir. Her concerts were held in the Riga Concert Hall to the accompaniment of the "Muse" choir and the orchestra of the Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 2015, she released a double CD/DVD "At Christmas".

Liene Greifāne is also the stage director of the International Festival "Riga Symphony".

The singer worked in the group "Stone Step", was a soloist in the "Dinner for Fun" German project, performed together with the Ukrainian ballet "A6" in Sweden and Finland. She collaborated with the American company "Big Management" as a composer and producer (2010 – 2013), as well as with many top-flight performers from around the world, including John Denicola, Jeff Francela.

She takes part in over ten performances as an actress and singer.

In 2018, Liene’s song "Walk the Talk" got into the final of the National "Eurovision" Contest.

At the end of June 2018, Liene Greifāne presented her first film "Who I Am ".