The Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds has emerged as one of the most sought-after composers of his generation. Recent commissions include works for the Boston and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, the Utah Symphony, and a new opera at the Latvian National Opera. The multimedia symphony Nordic Light was co-commissioned by orchestras and choirs in Latvia, Canada, the USA, Germany and the UK, for premier in Latvia in April 2015. Particularly well-known for his choral works he has written for choirs from the UK to Japan, South Africa to the USA, and Australia to Canada. His music is regularly recorded, with the newest recording coming from the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, following a fruitful time as Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge University from 2011-2013. Ēriks is a popular public speaker, which he often combines with leading workshops on his music. Ērikss scores are published by Musica Baltica in partnership with Edition Peters.
Amazing 12'500 young singers performing my song ŠĶIND ZEMĪTE, RĪB ZEMĪTE
at XI Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Festival / July 12, 2015
`When composing a work, I give myself to the temptation of the creative work a journey, whose twisting roads persistently, but convincingly, bring me to the final sounds of the score. And only then do I exhale.`
Former Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts (2011-2013)