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Atvars Lakstīgala
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Atvars Lakstīgala is Latvian conductor, who was born in Riga, educated at the UdK Berlin, where he studied with Prof. Lutz Koehler, and at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, at which he received a bachelor’s degree in French horn with Prof. Arvids Klisans, and bachelor’s as well as master degree in conducting with Prof. Imants Resnis. Atvars also improved his professional mastery with Vassily Sinaisky, Leonid Grin, Neeme Jarvi, Paavo Jarvi, Heinrich Schiff and other distinguished teachers.

Atvars has been chief conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra from January of 2010, till July of 2017.

Future engagements include, FALSTAFF original open air production in XXVth Sigulda opera festival in 29th july of 2017, as well as Liepaja Symphony orchestra’s German tour, in November 2017 Atvars will make his debut in Mexico. Recent engagements include concerts with Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden in Switzerland, Cinderella Scottish Ballet, Opera Gala at “Sigulda Opera music festival” and many others. 



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Atvars Lakstīgala is Latvian conductor, who was born in Riga, educated at the UdK Berlin, where he studied with Prof. Lutz Koehler, and at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, at which he received a bachelor’s degree in French horn with Prof. Arvids Klisans, and bachelor’s as well as master degree in conducting with Prof. Imants Resnis. Atvars also improved his professional mastery with Vassily Sinaisky, Leonid Grin, Neeme Jarvi, Paavo Jarvi, Heinrich Schiff and other distinguished teachers.

Atvars has been chief conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra from January of 2010, till July of 2017.

Future engagements include, FALSTAFF original open air production in XXVth Sigulda opera festival in 29th july of 2017, as well as Liepaja Symphony orchestra’s German tour, in November 2017 Atvars will make his debut in Mexico. Recent engagements include concerts with Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden in Switzerland, Cinderella Scottish Ballet, Opera Gala at “Sigulda Opera music festival” and many others. 

Atvars has worked with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, The Jazz Symphonic Orchestra of São Paulo, Milli Reasürans Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Latvian National Symphony orchestra, Philharmonie Südwestfalen in Germany, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.

In November 2009, Atvars as student of UdK Berlin made his first international debut with Berliner Symphoniker. In April 2009, Atvars made his highly acclaimed debut as conductor at the Latvian National Opera with LA TRAVIATA. Since then, Atvars regularly guest conducts at the LNO, and has conducted performances of MACBETH, UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, IL TRITTICO, EUGENE ONEGIN, LOVE OF THREE ORANGES, TOSCA, LA TRAVIATA, MIKHAIL and MIKHAIL PLAY CHESS, THREE MEETINGS, LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS, SLEEPING BEAUTY, GISELLE as well as symphonic and gala concerts.

Atvars has directed several highly acclaimed recordings for labels including Wergo, Odradek, Danacord and Skani. 

Atvars is laureate of several international competitions. He has also received the Latvian highest state award in music: The Great Music Award for the Best Debut (2010).

From 1997-2009, as a French horn player, Atvars played in many local and international professional and youth orchestras, performing as a soloist in concertos as well as taking part in chamber music ensembles. From 2002- 2010 Atvars was a member of the Latvian National Opera Orchestra.



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