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Pēteris Vasks

Pēteris Vasks

He wrote his first composition when he was 8 years old. His musical education started at the Riga Music school and the Lithuanian Academy of Music (Vilnius), we he studied double bass under Vitautas Sereika. From 1963 to 1978, he played the double bass in the Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latvian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Latvian Radio Orchestra. 

Besides that, he also studied composition from 1973 to 1978 at the Latvian Academy of Music under Valentin Utkin. He adopted early Latvian music in his compositions, which are mostly about the battle between man and nature; the beauty of nature but also its threats. As many composers from the Northern regions, he also addresses the threats towards nature, such as the increasing deforestation. 

Since 1994, Vasks is an honorary member of the Latvian Academy of Science and he is part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 2001. 

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White Light: the space between

White Light: the space between

O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, John Tavener, George Harrison, John Lennon / Paul McCartney
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Nordic Atmospheres

Nordic Atmospheres

Sinfonietta Riga / Claus Efland / Egīl Šēfers

Jean Sibelius, Pēteris Vasks, Edward Grieg, Carl Nielsen, Lars-Erik Larsson, Romualds Kalsons
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String Quartets nos. 1-3

String Quartets nos. 1-3

Navarra Quartet

Pêteris Vasks
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14-08-2015 Aachener Zeitung