Edgars Cirulis is a Latvian composer, improviser, arranger and pianist, currently based in Riga, Latvia.

His music studies began at age 3 when his parents bought him a toy keyboard. The initial doodling eventually evolved into a more serious study of classical piano repertoire and technique and later - improvised music and composition studies.

Edgars’ musical and creative development has been flowing through many different genres, styles, and mediums. At first, influenced by jazz musicians and composers, his path has now led him into exploring contemporary classical music and modernist art. His interests range from reconstructing well-known forms and idioms and bringing the key elements out in an unconventional manner to researching music that connects with a deeper, more emotional understanding of the world - music that comes from our heritage.

His motivation is to bring the unknown in the familiar, and the familiar in the unknown.

Edgars is working and writing for many different ensembles and constellations.

AISMA - an innovative, narrative-driven ensemble that will record and perform an original story/fairytale written by Edgars Cirulis and Janis Locmelis.

Ainavisti - his initial ensemble, with which he released his debut album “-”.

Equanimity Trio - a trio from Latvia, where he explores the sounds of nordic chamber-jazz

             

Edgars has performed with musicians and artists such as: Mark Dresser, Marius Ungureanu, Jesper Løvdal, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Rokas Zubovas, Olga Amelchenko, Toms Rudzinskis, 

Malte Schiller, Sebastian Boehlen, Julia Silvera, Ahto Abner, Evilena Protektore,

Jānis Rubiks, Beāte Zviedre and others.

 

He has also studied with Soren Moller, Simon Toldam, Raimonds Petrauskis, Andris                 Dzenītis, Dave Berkman, Liudas Mockunas and others. He has taken masterclasses from acclaimed composers: Marcos Balter, Edmund Finnis, Bent Sørensen.

 

In 2020. Edgars was nominated for the Young Musician of the Year in the                                    Latvian Grand Music Award

Edgars is currently working on the writing and recording of AISMA Book II as well as a Concerto for Piano and Bongos.

Edgars Cirulis is a Latvian composer, improviser, arranger and pianist, currently based in Riga, Latvia.

His music studies began at age 3 when his parents bought him a toy keyboard. The initial doodling   eventually evolved into a more serious study of classical piano repertoire and technique and later -                improvised music and composition studies.

   Edgars’ musical and creative development has been flowing through many different genres, styles                and mediums. At first influenced by jazz musicians and composers, his path has now led him into                  exploring contemporary classical music and modernist art. His interests range from reconstructing               well-known forms and idioms and bringing the key elements out in an unconventional manner to                  researching music that connects with a deeper, more emotional understanding

         of the world - music that comes from our heritage.

           His motivation is to bring the unknown in the familiar, and the familiar in the unknown.

              Edgars is working and writing for many different ensembles and constellations.

               AISMA - an innovative, narrative-driven ensemble that will record and perform an original                                story/fairytale written by Edgars Cirulis and Janis Locmelis.

                  Ainavisti - his initial ensemble, with which he released his debut album “-”.

                   Equanimity Trio - a trio from Latvia, where he explores the sounds of nordic chamber-jazz

             

                      Edgars has performed with musicians and artists such as: Mark Dresser, Marius Ungureanu,                           Jesper Løvdal, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Rokas Zubovas, Olga Amelchenko, Toms Rudzinskis, 

                         Malte Schiller, Sebastian Boehlen, Julia Silvera, Ahto Abner, Evilena Protektore,

                          Jānis Rubiks, Beāte Zviedre and others.

 

                              He has also studied with Soren Moller, Simon Toldam, Raimonds Petrauskis, Andris                                           Dzenītis, Dave Berkman, Liudas Mockunas and others. He has taken masterclasses                                            from acclaimed composers: Marcos Balter, Edmund Finnis, Bent Sørensen.

 

                                     In 2020. Edgars was nominated for the Young Musician of the Year in the                                                               Latvian Grand Music Award

 

                                          Edgars is currently working on the writing and recording of AISMA Book II as well                                               as a Concerto for Piano and Bongos.

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