Martins Circenis, clarinet

Mārtiņš Circenis is the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra’s principal clarinetist since 2015, and solo clarinetist of the Latvian National Opera orchestra since 2006. Since January 2020, Circenis is also the principal clarinetist of the Sinfonietta Rīga chamber orchestra.

Member of the LNSO since 2002, former member of the Riga Chamber Players and the Riga Festival Orchestra, Circenis is Lecturer at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music since 2011. Circenis was nominated for Latvia’s Grand Music Award for outstanding work in an ensemble in 2013. Circenis is laureate of international competitions, including second prize in the Concertino Praga competition. He is also former member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.

Circenis has partaken in several recordings on the radio and is founder of the woodwind quintet Quintus Anima. Together with Agnese Egliņa Circenis has played a number of programmes.

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