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Māris Kupčs

Associate professor, Department of Early Music

Māris Kupčs began his musical career as a choir conductor. Later he turned to mastering the clavecin and also began conducting the orchestra. He has expanded his knowledge on early music and Baroque music interpretation, as well as playing the clavecin and the figured bass by studying and performing together with many globally acknowledged musicians, such as the brilliant English mezzo-soprano and teacher Evelyn Tubb (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis), Michael Fields, professor Manfred Cordes (University of the Arts Bremen) and David Shemer (The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance) and Chiara Banchini (Schola Cantorum Baseliensis).

Māris Kupčs has successfully collaborated with Liepāja Symphonic Orchestra and has staged several Baroque operas (G.F. Handel Acis and Galatea, Deidamia; A. Vivaldi Ottone in Villa etc.). His specific knowledge, obtained through research of early music, was of great importance during the production process. Currently Māris Kupčs works in Jāzeps Vītols Academy of Music as a head of Early music department and artistic director and conductor of the Baroque orchestra.

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