Jānis STAFECKIS is the principal double bass of the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga, former member of the chamber orchestra Riga Chamber Musicians, the LNSO, and orchestras in Norway, Estonia, and Lithuania.
In addition to double bass performance, Stafeckis earned his master’s in symphony orchestra conducting from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with Andris Vecumnieks and Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; he also studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Juozas Domarkas. Conductor of Rēzekne Chamber Orchestra since 2012. Together with the chamber orchestra Sinfonia Concertante, Stafeckis has premiered several new works by Latvian composers. Other collaboration partners include the orchestra Rīga, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, and the Latvian Operetta Foundation.