Guntis Kuzma, conductor

Guntis Kuzma was appointed conductor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra starting the 2014/2015 season. Other appearances include frequent collaborations with chamber orchestras Sinfonietta Rīga and Sinfonia Concertante, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) Symphony Orchestra, and the Latvian Festival Orchestra. Kuzma received Latvia’s Grand Music Award in 2018 for outstanding interpretation of Ādolfs Skulte’s Symphony No. 5 with the LNSO, as well as for his solo in Sebastian Fagerlund’s Clarinet Concerto with Sinfonietta Rīga and conductor Normunds Šnē.


Kuzma is former principal clarinetist of the LNSO (2008–2014) and the Sinfonietta Rīga chamber orchestra since it was established in 2006 until 2015. Kuzma is both lecturer and former Head of the Department of Wind Instruments at the JVLMA Academy. Besides being an active participant in chamber music projects, Kuzma also enjoys performing contemporary music. He has participated in the first performances of numerous new works both as clarinetist and conductor.

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