The Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is one of the most sought-after choral composers working today, with a busy commission schedule and performances of his music heard on every continent. Ešenvalds's premieres this season include the German premiere of the multimedia symphony Nordic Light in Berlin with the Rundfunkchor Berlin, the film score for the Crystal Bear-awarded film Mellow Mud at the Berlin International Film Festival, and his second major opera The Immured which premiered in May 2016 at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet. Choral works will be premiered by the Wartburg College Choir and Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale in the USA as well as the London-based Ora Singers and Lincoln’s Inn Choir. New anthologies of his well-known works in upper and male voice versions will also be published.
Current commission projects include writing for the Yale Glee Club, Harvard University, International Federation of Choral Music, Interkultur, Shenzhen Lily Choir, China. He will also be travelling to the USA and Canada, Asia, New Zealand and within Europe. His second multimedia symphony focusing on the natural phenomenon of volcanoes will premiere in 2018.