KARLIS AUZANS 

 

LATEST EDUCATION

2006 – Master's degree in media and cultural management; Hamburg Academy of Music and Theatre, Latvian Academy of Culture;

2004 – Master's degree in cello playing, Latvian Academy of Music, Cologne School of Music and Theatre.

 

JOB EXPERIENCE

From 1999 – guitarist, cellist, songwriter and arranger in the band “Autobuss debesīs”

From 2005 – artistic director, soloist, composer, arranger of the cello trio “Melo-M”

From 2010 – "Premium Art, Ltd." board member

From 2012 – Latvian Performers and Producers Association (Laipa) Chairman of the Board.

 

SOLOIST'S EXPERIENCE

From 1999 – Concerts with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Orchestra of Riga, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra; Latvian Academy of Music Student Orchestra, the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra "Presburger Kamerphilharmienie".

 

COMPOSER'S EXPERIENCE

2012 – "Ode to Gagarin" for three cellos and the wind orchestra “Riga”, in collaboration with N. Gothamu

Theatre

Production “Picasso’s Women” (“Pikaso sievietes”), musical director, Daile Theatre

2012/2013 – "Medea. Theatre" (“Mēdeja. Teātris.”) Lilita Ozoliņa anniversary performance, Daile Theatre. 2013. Nomination of the best composer in "Spēlmaņu Nakts"

2013 – Production “Piaff” (“Pjafa”), musical director and composer, Liepāja Theatre

2013 – Production “M.Butterfly”, musical director and composer, Daile Theatre Dance production “Stop!” ("Apstājies"), cello trio “Melo-M” and dance group “Dzirnas”

2014 – Production “Peter Pan” ("Pīters Pens"), composer, Daile Theatre

2014 – Production “1984”, composer, Liepāja Theatre

2015 – Production “Frankenstain” (“Frankenšteins”), composer, Daile Theatre (nomination of the best composer in “Spēlmaņu nakts”)

2016 – Production “Fire and Night” (“Uguns un Nakts”) (nomination of the best composer in “Spēlmaņu nakts”))

2016 – Production “Elephant man” (“Ziloņcilvēks”)

2016 – Production “51st photograph” (“51. fotogrāfija”)

2017 -  

 

Film Music

2005 – “At the sea” ("Piejūra", Latvia). Big Christopher nomination

2009 – “Hunting” ("Medības", Latvia). Big Christopher nomination on the best music

2009 – "The Fencer" (Estonia, Latvia)

2009 – “Lev Tolstoy's evil spirit” ("Ļeva Tolstoja ļaunais gars", Latvia)

2009 – "Walls" (Czech Republic, ASV, Latvia)

2010 – "Dresses. Mothers and Daughters“ ("Kleitas. Mātes un Meitas", Norway, Latvia)

2011 – "WhyRiga" (Latvia)

2011 – "Riga Story" (Latvia)

2012 – "The Exorcist – A Real Life Story" (Norway)

2012 – “House of angels”, season 2 ("Eņģeļu māja", LTV, Latvia)

2012 – "San er Jeg og Sann er Det" NRK (Norway)

2012 – "Hedgehogs and the City" Animation Brigade ("Eži un lielpilsēta", Latvia)

2013 – “Ghetto stories” ("Geto stāsti", Latvia)

2013 – “Sirmais. Cult dishes” ("Sirmais.Kulta ēdieni"), LTV

2014 – "Norge +" NRK (Norway) 

2014 – "Na poroge straha" reg. H.Frank/ M.Kravcenko (Latvia/Russia/Israel)

2014 – “Republic of May 4”, Juris Podnieks studio ("4. Maija Republikas", Latvia)

2014 – “Limit of fears”, Vertov Studio (“Baiļu robeža”, Russia/Latvia)

2015 – “Mirror man”, VFS (“Spoguļvīrs”, Latvia)

2015 – “In the sunlight”, Vertov.Real Cinema (“Saules staros”, Russia/Germany/Czech Republic/Latvia/North Corea)

2016 – “Melanie’s Chronicle” Mistrus Media (“Melānijas hronika”, Latvia)

2016 – “Zavtrak u Papi” (Russia)

2016 – “Operation Wedding” (Israel, Latvia, Russia)

2016 – “Pretenders” (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Other works

Several dozens of songs for various artists.

Production

2008 – musical producer of the music album “My Song for Latvia” of the Latvian Radio 90th anniversary;

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – producer of the "Melo-M" grand concerts in the Congress Hall

2011 – Veronika Plotņikova and Marts Kristiāns Kalniņš, producer of the concert “In the name of love” ("Mīlestības vārdā");

2012 – producer of the concert “Duets of Raimonds Pauls” ("Raimonda Paula duets");

2011, 2012, 2013 – producer of the concert "Imantdienas”;

2013 – musical producer of the drum and bagpipe band "Auļi" anniversary concert and CD

Records

1999 – "Autobuss debesīs", “His Last Judgment” ("Viņa Pastarā diena")

2001 – "Autobuss debesīs", “A window – halfway open” ("Logs puspavērts")

2002 – "Autobuss debesīs", “Think about me” ("Domā par mani")

2004 – "Autobuss debesīs", “..to butterflies, gulls and dragonflies” ("...taureņiem, kaijām un spārēm")

2005 – "Melo-M", "Melo-M"

2006 – "Autobuss debesīs", “About your shoelaces” ("Par tavām kurpju šņorēm")

2006 – "Autobuss debesīs", „Imants Kalnins Song Plays“ ("Imanta Kalniņa Dziesmu spēles")

2007 – "Melo-M", "Singalong"

2008 – Various artists, “Let’s do some hokum” ("Gribas drusku pablēņoties")

2008 – Various artists, “Dracula. Strange blood” ("Drakula. Svešās asinis")

2008 – Various artists, “My song to Latvia” ("Mana dziesma Latvijai")

2009 – "Melo-M", "Around the World"

2010 – "Melo-M", "Phantasy of the Opera"

 

2013 – “Auļi”, “The great dozen” (“Dižducis”)