Born Riga, Latvia June 7, 1964
Educated at the Emils Darzins Special School of Music (1971-1982) and the
Latvian Academy of Music in Prof, Gederts Ramans' Composition Class
(1982-1987); Master's Degree program in composition completed in 1992 in
Prof. Peteris Plakidis' class. Attended one month Master Class taught by
Prof. S.D. Sandstroem at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
In 2001 graduated from Latvian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and Opera Conducting Class (Prof. V. Gailis).

In 1986 assumes teaching position at Emils Darzins Special School of Music
in music theory department. In 1991, appointed the school's assistant
director and theory department chairman.
From 1999 Dean, from 2002 - Vicerector Latvian Academy of Music, Professor (2005).


Participant in several international composition competitions, including
Wiener Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb "Casinos Austria". Award
winner in various Latvian choir and chamber music competitions.
Diploma in IV International Sergei Prokofjew Conducting Competition 2003.

COMPOSITIONS

Cantata "Raudadama izvadiju" (for soloist, choir and symphonic orchestra) 06. 1986
"Sinfonia A" (for symphonic orchestra) 03. 1991
"Poema intenso" (for symphonic orchestra) 12. 1986
Prelude and fugue for symphony orchestra 01. 2007
Parody for symphony orchestra Funerailles to the Pink Panther 03. 2006
Variations on Puppy-Polka for symphony orchestra 03. 2006
"Musica piana" (for chamber orchestra) 07. 1992
"Musica ostinata" (for chamber ensemble) 11. 1993
Concerto for violin and orchestra 08. 1996
Concerto for saxophono, piano and orchestra 08. 2002
Concerto for kokle (Latvian folk instrument) and orchestra 03. 1999
Concerto for two kokle (Latvian folk instrument) and orchestra 07. 2007
Concerto Altera veritas for two kokle (Latvian folk instrument), flute, accordeon and orchestra 08. 2005
Concerto for two flutes, strings and piano 02. 1985
Chamber concerto for clarinet, French horn and chamber orchestra 02. 1988
Concerto for tuba and wind orchestra 08. 2003
Concerto for wind orchestra 02. 1989
Concertino for girls choir and saxophone quartet 04. 2007
Diptich for women's chorus and wind instruments (text by H. Hanson) 12. 1991
"Veltijums" for wind orchestra 07. 1990
Song for wind orchestra 07. 2002
Ballade for wind orchestra 02. 2007
String Quarter No. 1 12. 1992
String Quartet No. 2 08. 1994
Piano trio 07. 1995
For Four (for piano, violine, viola & double bass) 07. 1999
Sonata for cello and piano 02. 1992
Variations for viola and cello 08. 1998
"Muzika ar citatu" (for violine and piano) 07. 1994
"Coda" (for violine and piano) 01. 1996
"Monologs, dialogs un epilogs" for flute, oboe, English horn and cello 02. 1990
Intermedia for flute, three violines and cello 08. 1998
"Pizzicato" (for violine) 06. 1995
"Improvizacija" (for five flutes) 11. 1987
"Diskusija" (for three flutes) 10. 1994
Folk song for four kokle (Latvian folk instrument) and organ  03. 2004
Quasi Mozart for two oboe & English horn 11. 2000
Three works for clarinet and piano 10. 1992
"Diatoniska sonate" (piano for three hands) 01. 1990
Sonata for piano 10. 1987
Recitative for flute, cello and harpsichord 12. 1996
"Senza fretta" for harp and piano 07. 1997
Imitations for two flutes and piano 07. 1997
"Monologue with piano" for viola solo 07. 1997
"Agitato" for oboe and piano 07. 1997
Con moto for marimba solo 02. 2002
"Quasi sarabanda" for cello ensemble (J. S. Bach transcription) 11. 1997
The magic cellos for cello ensemble (V.A.Mocart transcription)   03. 2005.
Twelve linear improvisations with fugues for piano 05. 1984
"Paskalja" (for piano) 05. 1986
"Con corda" suite for two pianos 09. 1996
Quasi chorale for two pianos 07. 1998
"Musica repetitione" for two pianos 11. 1994
"Divas vistas" (based on themes from J.P. Rameau) for two pianos 11. 1994
Funebre (based on themes from F. Chopin) for two pianos 05. 1999
Quasi campanella (based on themes for two pianos by N. Paganini and F. List)  12. 2000
Quasi folk song (1-2-3-4) for two pianos & percussion 05. 2001
Music for children  
Simfonija - series for choir a cappella "Vecas Rigas liktendziesmas" 08. 1990
Requiem for mixed choir a cappella 08. 1993
Mass for choir a cappella 07. 1993
"Dveselite" (series for choir a cappella) 12. 1988
"Kresla" ( series for choir a cappella) 04. 1989
"Ziemassvetktu dziesma" (series for choir a cappella) 10. 1989
"Kartu kartam" (text by A. Elksne) vocal series 01. 1984
"Dzīvības cerība" (text by A. Elksne) vocal series 03. 1987
"Baltkrievu dziesmas" (vocal series) 08. 1988
"Krimas tataru dziesmas" (vocal series) 08. 1991
"Velu laiks" (text by Z. Lazda) vocal series 07. 1995
"Musica campana" for mezzo soprano and piano 07. 1991
Latvian folk songs for solo voice and piano  

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