Edgars Saksons, percussion

Edgars Saksons is a solo performer, chamber musician, orchestra player, and participant in various musical stage productions. Saksons is laureate of Latvia’s Grand Music Award 2001. Edgars’ stage partners include Steve Reich, Jonathan Haas, Ludwig Albert, Emmanuel Séjourné, Pavel Giunter, Marta Klimasara, Frédéric Macarez, and other renown masters of percussion.


Saksons is member of the LNSO since 1996 and the orchestra’s principal percussionist since 1998. Saksons is also Chairman of the Board of the LNSO Foundation. Lecturer at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music since 1995, he is currently associate professor and head of the Department of Percussion. He is teacher at the Jūrmala Music School since 2016.Edgars Saksons is the artistic director of the International Festival Percussion Ukmergėsince 2014.


He both organises and teaches in workshops and in seminars in Latvia, Lithuania, France, Belgium, Russia, and Belarus, and has participated in the PAS percussion festivals perKumania in Paris in the 2000s. He has created continuing education programme and is a frequent jury member in international competitions.

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