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artistic director - Kaspars Ādamsons

Kaspars Ādamsons
(1985) graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, gaining master’s degree in music – choral conducting (Andris Veismanis class). During his studies, he mastered his skills in conducting with professor Erik van Nevel, expert of early music, at the Faculty of Music, Performing Arts and Education of the “Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst” (Lemmensinstituut Leuven). In 2011, Kaspars graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (Eesti Muusika-ja Teatriakadeemia) obtaining a master's degree in orchestral conducting (prof. Paul Mägi's class) and in 2012 Kaspars concluded his orchestral conducting studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Kungliga Musikhögskolan, KMH), mastering his skills with professors Daniel Harding, Cecilia Rydinger Alin, B Tommy Andersson, Glenn Mossop and Mats Nilsson.

Presently, Kaspars Ādamsons is the artistic director of mixed choir  "Sōla” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and mixed choir “Sēja” of Sēja district. As of 2009, Kaspars is the chief conductor of choirs and vocal ensembles in Limbažu district. As of 2014 Kaspars is the artistic director of the United Youth Symphony Orchestra of Riga Music Schools and works as the choir master of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet (LNOB) choir. Until presently Kaspars has been the main conductor assistant for the LNOB stagings of "Rienzi. Rise and Fall", "Three Meetings" and "Manon Lescaut". He has also assumed the duties of the conductor for operas "The Birds' Opera" and "The Immured".

Kaspars Ādamsons has cooperated with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO), Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Riga, Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra, the United Youth Symphony Orchestra of Riga Music Schools, Symphony Orchestra of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, Gävle symfoniorkester, Umeå symfoniorkester, DalaSinfoniettan, GotlandsMusikens Blåsorkester, Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, KMH Symfoniorkester and KMH Sinfonietta.

In July, 2010 Kaspars was one of the head conductors for the X School Youth Song and Dance Festival. In 2013, Kaspars made his debute as one of the head conductors for the Final concert of the XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Festival.

Kaspars' numerous achievements include:

Year 2016, Best conductor award at the 1st International Baltic Sea Choir Competition in Jūrmala, Latvia.
Year 2016, Best conductor award at the 5th edition of the Florence International Choir Festival in Florence, Italy.
Year 2015, Nominee for the 2014 Grand Music Award in category "New Artist of the Year" and winner of the audience award, Riga, Latvia.
Year 2014, Special prize for outstanding conductor at the 28th International Choir Competition "Praga Cantat 2014", Prague, the Czech Republic.
Year 2013, "New Talent" award at the 25th International Competition of Choral Singing "Seghizzi", Gorizia, Italy.
Year 2009, second-place finalist at the Jāzeps Vītols 4th International Choral Conductors Competition, Riga, Latvia.
Year 2008, award for a remarkable debut at the Choir Contest “Song Battles” of the XXIV All-Latvian Song festival, Riga, Latvia.
Year 2007, special conductor’s prize for the best artistic performance at the 1st International Choir Competition “Music Inspiration Landscape 2007”, Riga, Latvia.
Year 2007, the best choir conductor award at the International Choir Competition “Silver bells 2007”, Daugavpils, Latvia.
Year 2006, finalist’s diploma at the International Choral Conductors Competition “Eric Ericson Award 2006”, Stockholm, Sweden.
Year 2005, first-place winner at the International Choral Conducting Competition “Towards the Polyphony”, Wroclaw, Poland.
Year 2005, the best choir conductor award at the “Emīls Dārziņš International Choir Competition”, Riga, Latvia.
Year 2005, award for the best interpretation of compulsory piece (Pēteris Vasks, Jānis Peters “Māte Saule”) in the second round and the Latvian Radio Choir award for professional work at the International Choral Conductors Competition “Rīga 2005”, Riga, Latvia.
Year 2003, third-place finalist at the Choral Conducting Competition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Latvian composer Helmers Pavasars, Riga, Latvia.