Krists Auznieks

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 12:19 pm


Auznieks’s music has been performed at Beijing National Arts Centre, Shanghai City Theatre, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw and featured in Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Holland), American Music Festival (Albany, NY), The NEXT Festival of Emerging Artists (NYC), American Academy of Fontainebleau (France), Bennington Chamber Music Conference (VT). Commissions include works for Latvian Radio Choir, Albany Symphony (NY), Latvian Radio Big Band, Yale Percussion Group and two concert-length works for Contemporaneous (NYC) and Sinfonietta Riga (Latvia).

His music has also been performed by Sandbox Percussion (NYC), David Kweksilber Big Band (Holland), Antico Moderno (Boston),Yale Philharmonia, Slagwerk Den Haag (Holland) and Orkest de Ereprijs (Holland). Auznieks’s work “I Exist As I Am” was a Selected Work (under 30) at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Finland and was broadcast on classical music radios worldwide. Having received his BA from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and having studied at the Hague Institute of Sonology, he was awarded an MM and Frances E. Osborne Kellogg Memorial Prize from Yale School of Music where he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree. Auznieks’s latest opera “NeoArctic” was performed at Riga Russian Theatre (Latvia) and Royal Danish Theatre (Denmark) in Fall, 2016 and is nominated for the Grand Music Award of Latvia as the show of the year.