MARTINS OZOLINS / Latvia
Martins Ozolins graduated from the Latvian Academy of Music, chorus conducting class of Prof.Edgars Racevskis in 1998 and the symphony orchestra conducting class of Prof.Imants Resnis in 2003. The conductor has taken masterclasses with Helmut Rilling at the Bach Academy in Germany, Gintaras Rinkevicius in Lithuania and Vassily Sinaisky St.Petersburg.
He has become a laureate at the international conductors' competition Riga `97, as well as won several international choir competitions.
He is the conductor at the Latvian National Opera. He has also regularly collaborated with the chamber orchestra Latvian Philharmonics, the Liepaja Symphony Amber Sound Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra.
Martins Ozolins' repertoire includes Verdi's Nabucco, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Dvorak's Rusalka, Bizet'sCarmen, Rubinstein's The Demon, as well as ballets such as Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Maskats's Les Liaisons dangereuses and Khodosko's Cinderella.