At the basis of the architectural concept of the concert hall, created by the excellent Austrian architect Prof. Volker Giencke, lies amber – the symbol of Liepāja and the Baltic Sea, as well as the concert hall’s function as a cultural and arts centre. Thus, its architecture is a portrait of music, frozen in time and in amber.
Its acoustics have been created by world leaders in their fields – Prof. Karlheinz Müller of Müller BBM, Germany, and Prof. Christian Bartenbach of Bartenbach, Germany, respectively.The city of
Liepāja is like a lagoon, located between the Baltic Sea and the Liepāja lake. It is the third largest city in Latvia and its capital of music. Seems only natural that it now also has its own „Great Amber” concert hall.
The structural unit of Liepaja Music, art and design high school – Emilis Melngailis Music School is currently the only higher professional educational institution in Southern Courland offering the qualification of a musician. 386 students are acquiring education in vocational programs (children’s music school) and vocational secondary educational programs (music high school).
The history of the school began in 1922 when the Latvian composer, conductor and organist Adolfs Abele established the Liepaja State Conservatory, however it has been carrying the name of Emilis Melngailis since 1954. Since 1 September 2016, as a result of a reorganization the school was merged into Liepaja Art and design school, thus acquiring the name – Liepaja Music, art and design high school.
The music school implements diverse educational programs – keyboard, string instrument, percussion and wind instrument play, as well as the vocal music, conducting, music history and theory. In recent years, two new programs have been added to the already vast offer – music (jazz and popular music) and music project management.
The school employs professional and highly qualified pedagogues, moreover – each year brings new teachers to the staff.
Students have the opportunity to participate in master classes, to go on exchange programs, get involved in creative projects, as well as to play in various student bodies: girls’ choir, boys’ choir, symphony orchestra, brass band and bigband. All of it is done for one aim – to raise a strong and self-assured generation that will form the basis of the culture of Liepaja and Latvia, the greatest treasure of ours.
Cafe Čello – located on the ground floor of the concert hall Lielais dzintars – offers business lunch, tasty coffee with a fresh home-made pastry, and dinner.
The restaurant and wine bar, however, is located on the seventh floor of the concert hall and has a wonderful view over the promenade of Liepaja. By booking a table in advance, the restaurant offers to enjoy an exquisite wine menu in an excellent atmosphere. The wine menu contains drinks from various countries accompanied with country-specific appetizers.
Restaurant Čello offers to deliver appetizers for seminars, celebrations or other events. It is possible to request different banquets both in the concert hall and in other venues.
Čello is part of group of hospitality enterprises Tiamo that is one of the largest restaurant chains and catering serviss providers in Latvia.
Outstanding service, impeccable offer and attention to every detail.
Appreciation towards guests and a passion for what we do.
Love towards our work for more than 15 years.
Tiamo – with a smile!
Information and restaurant reservations: 63 451 072
Working hours: Mon.–Sat. 10am–8pm
Information Centre provides the opportunity to purchase tickets to all events taking place in Concert Hall “Great Amber”, as well as for events anywhere in Latvia.
In the Information Centre visitors will be able to apply for tours of the “Great Amber”, receive information about Liepāja city, as well as purchase souvenirs.
Opening hours of the Information centre:
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 19.00
Sunday: 10.00 - 15.00
Lunch break: M. - S.: 14.00 - 14.30
Su.: 12.00 - 12.30
Discounts for events organised by Lielais dzintars, Ltd.
Teachers, professors 20%
Persons with disabilities of group I and II 50%
Honorary Liepaja Citizen and Liepaja Citizen of the Year 30%
Tickets from EUR 7 to 15:
10-19 persons 10%
20-29 persons 20%
30+ persons 30%
Tickets above EUR 15:
10-19 persons 10%
20-29 persons 15%
30+ persons 20%
2 adults + 2 (or more) children 25%
GREAT AMBER CONCERT HALL IN LIEPAJA
Information centre and application for guided tours:
Phone: +371 63424555
Doors are open one hour before an event
Great Amber Concert Hall,
Radio iela 8, Liepaja, LV 3401
Info line: + 371 6 34 24555