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Eriks Esenvalds, Latvia

Ēriks Ešenvalds studied at the Latvian Baptist Theological Seminary before obtaining his master’s degree in composition in 2004 from the Latvian Academy of Music under the tutelage of Selga Mence. At present, Ēriks heads the Department of Composition at the Latvian Academy of Music, where he has been teaching since 2004.

Ēriks Ešenvalds has won multiple awards for his work. His music has been performed in major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Boston, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Royal Albert, Sydney Opera Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. His music was published and recorded by sevaral top publishing houses.

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