Guest lecturer, Department of Choir Conducting
Kristiāna Vaickovska (conductor, music historian) is currently studying historical musicology in the doctoral program at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) (supervisor Prof. Lolita Fūrmane). She has obtained an Academic Master's degree in Musicology with a specialization in Music History (supervisor Prof. L. Fūrmane) and a Professional Master's degree in Choir Conducting under Prof. Jānis Lindenbergs. Theoretical and practical knowledge of Baroque music is complemented by Professors Jos Vermunt and Jos van Veldhoven at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Bachelor's degree in choir conducting under Assoc. Prof. Romāns Vanags. Studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Vienna Academy of Music and Fine Arts under Prof. Erwin Ortner and Prof. Uros Lajovic. Graduated from the Riga Cathedral Choir School, majoring in Choral Conducting under Ainārs Rubiķis. Studied organ playing under prof. Vita Kalnciema. Knowledge has been supplemented in the masterclasses by Per Borin, Erik Van Nevel, Raphael Immoos, Dirk Snelling's choir singing and conducting masterclasses, as well as in the orchestral conducting masterclasses of the Zsolt Nagy Orchestra.
Currently, K. Vaickovska is the head of the JVLMA project "Sacred Music in Latin: Texts and Annotation", a former researcher of "Research of Sacred Music Heritage in Latvian Lutheran Churches", (JVLMA, 2018), as well as a member of the working group "Liepāja Holy Trinity Cathedral Inventory and Cataloging ", (JVLMA, 2011). As a lecturer, she has carried out several readings on the cultural heritage of the Holy Trinity in Liepaja.
K. Vaickovska is a board member, project manager and producer of the culture and art society “Musica Humana”, which is engaged in the implementation of various music projects and interdisciplinary cultural projects. She is the artistic director and conductor of the University of Latvia Chamber Choir “DeCoro” and the “Mixed Choir of the Latvian Collegium of Sworn Advocates.” As a singer, she has participated in individual projects of the Latvian Radio Choir and the early music ensemble “Ars Antiqua Riga”.