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Ansis Bētiņš

Ansis Bētiņš (tenor) has a master’s degree in early music singing, he graduated from Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in the class of Rinalds Kandalincevs, and a bachelor degree in opera singing (class of Zigrīda Krīgere). He has studied early music in Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Firence, Italy with prof.

Leonardo de Lisi and prof. Patrizia Vaccari through European Opera Academy project, but since October 2019 he works as an assistant vocal and historically informed practice coach in Arrigo Pedrollo conservatorio in Vicenza, Italy with prof. Gemma Bertagnoli.

He has developed his vocal skills in masterclasses with S. Brzakovic, M. Kovaļevska, L. Kinča, A. Janutas, A. Krikščiunaite, N. Kurem etc. Ansis holds a master’s degree in Physical Chemistry as well and prior to his music studies has done scientific work in the field.

His repertoire stretches from baroque to contemporary music. Since 2016 he is one of the leading soloists in baroque choir Collegium Choro Musici Riga with conductor Māris Kupčs (Apollo in M. da Gagliano’s La Dafne, Apollo in C. Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Aminta in G. Caccini’s L’Euridice, S. Scheidt Cantiones sacrae, H. Schütz Historia Der Auferstehung Jesu Christi, D. Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri etc.) He regularly performs with the Latvian State Choir Latvia, conductor Viesturs Gailis in opera studio Figaro, his collaborations include medieval and renaissance ensemble Fabella Emsemble and its artistic director Guntars Prānis and early music ensemble Neymann Ensemble. He has been a guest soloist in various orchestral and chamber projects all over Latvia. In 2017 he received the best artistic performance award in the 3rd International vocal singing competition in the name of Alīda Vāne from the jury chairperson Maija Kovaļevska.

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