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Kaspars Ādamsons

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KASPARS ĀDAMSONS graduated the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with a master’s degree in choral conducting, completing additional conducting studies under early music specialist Professor Erik van Nevel at the Lemmensinstituut Leuven in Belgium. In 2011, Ādamsons graduated the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with a master’s degree in orchestral conducting; in 2012 he completed studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where he studied orchestral conducting under professors Daniel Harding, Cecilia Rydinger Alin and B. Tommy Andersson, among others.

Kaspars Ādamsons is the artistic director of the Latvian Academy of Culture mixed choir Sōla, as well as the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music symphony orchestra. To date, Ādamsons at the LNOB has been the Music Director and Conductor of the ballet Viy. The Nights of Horror; has conducted operas The Immured, The Birds Opera, Simon Boccanegra, Don Giovanni, operetta Die lustige Witwe, as well as ballets Three Comrades and The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. From 2014 to 2018, Kaspars served as the chorus master of the LNO Chorus.

Ādamsons has collaborated with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Rīga, Orchestra RIGA, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra,  Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Umeå Symphony Orchestra, Dalarna Chamber Orchestra, Linköping Wind Orchestra and Gotland Wind Orchestra. He has been the conductor at the Latvian Song and Dance Festival (2013, 2018, 2023) and Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Festival (2010, 2015, 2021), as well as the Artistic Director of the concert The Field. The Road of Song (2023).

In 2015, Ādamsons was nominated for the Grand Music Award in the category for Best New Artist, and was voted the audience favourite.

 

Photo: Laura Šūlmeistere

 

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