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Sigvards Kļava (Choral Conductor)

Born: 1962 - Latvia

The Latvian choral conductor, Sigvards Kļava [Sigvard Klava], began working with the Latvian Radio Choir in 1987 and was appointed its Chief Conductor and Artistic Director in 1992. As one of Latvia's most prolific choral conductors, Kļava has collaborated with every leading choir and orchestra in the country, performing the great works of the standard repertoire in addition to conducting most premieres of new choral works by Latvian composers. He has recorded over 20 CDs with the Latvian Radio Choir. He appears as a guest conductor with leading European choirs.

Sigvards Kļava has also been Chief Conductor at a number of Latvian and Nordic song festivals. He is a co-founder of the Latvian New Music Festival ARENA and serves as a member of its artistic board.

Sigvards Kļava teaches young conductors at the Choral Department of the Latvian Academy of Music and the Choral College of the Riga Lutheran Cathedral. He has received the Latvian Great Music Award and the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers Award.

Source: English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2013)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2013)

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