Andrejs JANSONS - Latvian conductor
       
„...a stirring premniere...an impressive performance.”    THE NEW YORK TIMES  
       
„The orchestra, under Jansons, played splendidly.”        

DAILY NEWS, New York 

 
       

„Jansons is a discerning, educated conductor who worked wonders...”    

 

THE RECORD, New Jersey

 
       

„Well judged conducting and a strong cast breathed life into the opera’s premiere.”

 

FINANCIAL TIMES, London

 
       

„Jansons inspires a most confident and musical performance from the singers and orchestra.”

  OPERA NEWS, New York  
       

„The work of the Latvian conductor was characterized by scrupulous artisanship.”

  OPERA Magazine, Paris  
       

„Andrejs Jansons conducted this musically and visually vivid theatrical debut.”

 

OPERA, London

 
       

The opera, received with great success, was

 well conducted by Andrejs Jansons...”
  CORRIERE DELLA SERA, Milano  

73 Glenwood Ave.
Leonia NJ 07605
U.S.A.

1(201) 944-1273

jansonsa@gmail.com

   

Resume - CV  
   

Born in Rīga, Latvia

   
Education:

Italian State Conservatory, Venice, Italy (1958)

Juilliard School of Music,  BS degree in oboe  (1960)

Manhattan School of Music, MM degree in conducting  (1973)

Rutgers University, D. Ed, degree in creative arts – composition  (1986)

   
Music Director: 

Fordham University Choir

Bergen Chorale

New York Latvian Choir

New York Estonian Women’s Choir 

   
Principal Guest Conductor:

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Bronx Arts Orchestra

   
Guest Conductor:  

Latvian National Opera

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra

Moscow Sinfonietta

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra

Philharmonia Hungarica

Tallinn Chambr Orchestra

Ave Sol Choir

Latvian State Choir „Latvija”

Sonore Choir
Youth Choir "Balsis"

Latvian National Theatre

Liepāja Theatre

   
Conducted

First performance in Soviet Union of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
First performance in Latvia of Berlioz’ MESSE SOLENNELLE
World premiere of Bruno Skulte’s opera, THE HEIRESS OF VILKAČI
New York premieres of Alfred Kalniņš’ operas BAŅUTA & SALINIEKI

   
Compositions: Musicals

SPRĪDĪTIS (1978) Boston, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto
HOMO NOVUS (1983) Milwaukee, Rīga, Adelaide, Indianapolis
PRINCESS GUNDEGA (1988) New York, Indianapolis, Liepāja
MONEY FEVER (1997) New York, Cleveland, Rīga
WONDERBIRD (2002) New York, Chicago

 

Orchestrations, arrangements, art songs, choral works, folk song settings, chamber music   

   
 Academic Appointments:

Rutgers University-Lecturer, California State University-Visiting Professor, Fordham University-Choral Director, Bloomfield College-Lecturer

   
Oboist: Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera
   
Recordings:

CHRISTMAS IN LATVIA, NYLCC 001    

CHRISTMAS BY THE AMBER SEA, NYLCC 003

LATVIAN SOLSTICE, NYLCC 008

CHRISTMAS JOY IN LATVIA, Albany Records  TROY 1040

LATVIAN WINTERFEST, Albany Records  TROY 1389

THE MUSIC OF BRUNO SKULTE, NYLCC 004

THE MUSIC OF VIKTORS BAŠTIKS, Albany Records TROY 1197

THE MUSIC OF HELEN TOBIAS DUESBERG, NYLCC 006

POTTERS FIELD by Jānis Kalniņš, NYLCC 007

MONEY FEVER, Musical by Andrejs jansons, NYLCC 002

WONDERBIRD, Musical by Andrejs Jansons, NYLCC 005

HEIRESS OF VILKAČI, Opera  by Bruno Skulte, Albany Records TROY 944/45

HEIRESS OF VILKAČI, DVD, Albany Records TROY 1320