Oskars PETRAUSKIS is a saxophone player, active performer of chamber music, winner of numerous international competitions, principal saxophone player of orchestra Rīga, and teacher at Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music School. Oskars has performed the solo with all of Latvia’s top orchestras as well as several ensembles abroad.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s from Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA), class of Artis Sīmanis, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He also studied at Berlin University of the Arts, class of Johannes Ernst. Additionally, he attended classes with Vincent David in Paris and Claude Delangle in Lyon. He received the prestigious Selmer scholarship for young talents, the French government scholarship, and the JVLMA and Swedbank Annual Award for young musicians.
Oskars has performed across Europe with various ensembles, but he usually performs in duet with his brother, pianist Raimonds Petrauskis, or with the Xylem Trio.