The Riga-born violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer and his chamber orchestra "Kremerata Baltica" have been nominated for the prestigious "Grammy" award in the category "Best Classical Compendium" for their record of Mieczysław Weinberg's works
The Bank of Latvia has issued a new EUR 5 collector coin dedicated to the Baroque art style in Courland (Kurzeme). The Bank of Latvia has intended this silver coin with gilded elements to be a reminder of Lestene Church and woodcarvings by Nicolaus Soffrens, the restoration of which is one of the most important projects in protecting the cultural heritage of Latvia.
Director Janis Nords' feature film "Mother, I Love You" took the Best Picture Award at the "Lielais Kristaps" National Film Festival. The film, produced by Gatis Smits and Alise Gelze, earned five nominations in total. Nords was presented the statuette for directing the best feature film of the year, whereas the film's co-star Vita Varpina won Best Actress award.