KRIŠJĀNIS NORVELIS, bass, has been a soloist of the Latvian National Opera since 1997. He has graduated from Prof. Gurijs Antipovs’ class at the Department of Vocal Arts of the Latvian Academy of Music (1998) and has earned a master’s degree in Prof. Anita Garanča’s class (2007).
K. Norvelis is a winner of the Grand Prix at the International Jāzeps Vītols Singers Competition in Riga (1999). He has been a recipient of Herbert von Karayan Scholarship with the internship opportunity in the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) (1998/1999), as well as a winner of Aldaris International Annual Award (2002). In 2008, he was nominated for the Great Music Award for outstanding individual performance in Latvia.
K.Norvelis has attended masterclasses taught by Olivera Miljakovic (Austria), Pio Bonfanti (Italy), Jaakko Ruhanen (Finland), Paolo di Napoli (Italy), Axel Everaert (Belgium). For many years, he has studied the vocal art with Prof. Anita Garanča.
Krišjānis Norvelis regularly takes part in performing large-scale pieces in Latvia and abroad. He has participated in festivals, recitals and opera productions in Bregenz (Austria), Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, Japan. K. Norvelis also regularly participates in chamber music concerts in Latvia, performing the works of Latvian and foreign composers.
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