Kārlis Lācis

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Recording of the album, Sound division studios, Riga
Kārlis Lācis
BornSeptember 21, 1977
Tukums, Latvia
Alma materJāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
OccupationComposer Pianist
Years active1999 - ....
Websitewww.karlislacis.lv

Kārlis Lācis (born September 21, 1977) is a well-known name among Latvian contemporary composers.[1][2] Along with the scores for theatre productions, movies and musical arrangements, big part of his work is dedicated to vocal and choral music, symphonic and instrumental compositions, including "Te Deum" (2014) with the State Choir Latvija [3] and double concerto for flute, oboe and orchestra "42.195" (2014) with Liepaja symphony orchestra.[4] "Rorate coeli" (2014) for soprano, saxophone and organ and the first symphony "Via Crucis" premiered on April 3, 2015 with Latvian National symphony orchestra.[5] Kārlis was one of the jury members for 2014 World choir games [6] while Latvian capital Riga was the European capital of culture. His creative contribution includes musicals staged in Liepāja theatre and Dailes thetre "Pūt vējiņi" (2011) and "Oņēgins" (2013), both rewarded with the highest annual theater award for the best music author.[7][8]

Upcoming premieres will include "Waltz for double-bass and string quartet"[9] (2017) - collaboration with famous Latvian musicians Vineta Sareika (violin), Gunārs Upatnieks (double - bass) and their colleagues from Berlin Philharmonic orchestra during the festival "Sensus"[10] in Liepāja on July 12, 2017.

Biography[edit]

Kārlis Lācis was born in Tukums. He graduated Kandava Children's School of Music (piano class), Kandava secondary school (1992), Jāzeps Mediņš College of Music in Riga (piano class, 1997) and the Latvian Academy of Music, where he studied piano with Juris Kalnciems (1997–2001, bachelor's degree, 2003–2005, master's degree), as well as composition with Juris Karlsons (2001–2002).[11]

Works[edit]

Theatre music[edit]

"JOAN OF ARC (JEANNE D'ARC)", musical. Director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere 29.01.2016. Dailes theatre.

"CHILDREN OF THE SUN", play by Maxim Gorkiy Director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere 09.01.2015. Dailes theatre.

ONEGIN”, musical after the motives of the works of Alexander Pushkin [12] Director: Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere: 22.02.2013. Dailes theatre.

ROMEO AND JULIET” tragedy by William Shakespeare [13] Director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere 27.01.2012. Dailes theatre.

“PASAKA PAR VĒRDIŅU”. Children's play by Kārlis Skalbe,[14] Director Pauls Timrots. Premiere 21.12.2011. Dailes theatre.

PŪT VĒJIŅI”, musical after the works of Rainis Director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere 11.11.2011. Liepāja theatre.

MARY STUART” tragedy by Friedrich Schiller, Director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere 17.09.2010. Dailes theatre.

HANANA” drama by German Grekov Director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers. Premiere 05.02.2010. Liepāja theatre.

“RIGA’S TANGO” Ballet in one act, tribute to Oskars Stroks, Choreographer: Ilya Vlasenko Premiere 03.04.2006. Latvian National Opera

“KLĀRAS SAKARI” by Deah Loher Director Gintaras Varnas. Premiere 29.02.2005. Dailes theatre.

Discography[edit]

Co-producer, composer:

Year Album title Featured artists, singers Label ©+℗
2017 NĀKAMĀ PIETURA Intars Busulis deBusul MUSIC
2013 MEŽĀ [15] Artist: Aija Andrejeva, Lyrics by Māra Zālīte 2K Publishing
2012 ZIEDONIS.LĀCIS.SIEVIETES. Various artists, Lyrics by Imants Ziedonis 2K Publishing
2011 LĀČU TĒTA DZIESMAS Various artists, Lyrics by Kārlis Vērdiņš deBusul MUSIC
2013 CITĀ© Intars Busulis deBusul MUSIC
2010 AKTs Intars Busulis deBusul MUSIC
2008 KИNO Intars Busulis Platforma Records
2008 CHAMELEON Linda Leen Linda Leen
2002 FRESH EVERGREEN Kārlis Lācis Platforma Records
2000 CORNERS Kārlis Lācis Platforma Records

Additional information: reviews, publications[edit]

Ābolu ķocis. Ziedonis.Lācis.Sievietes., Katra emocija trāpa desmitniekā. (Reviews. Ziedonis.Lācis.Sievietes. Every emotion gets its aim) [review]//Kultūras diena, May 15, 2013

I.Vilkārse, Divu vienādu reižu nav (Nothing can repeat two times in a row) [interview] //Kroders.lv, April, 2013

V.Čakare, Kur virsdrēbe, kur odere (Notice the lining under the coat) [review about the musical ONEGIN]// Kroders.lv, March, 2013

O.Silabriedis, Neņemsim pārāk nopietni (Let's not take everything too serious) [review about the musical ONEGIN]//Kroders.lv, March, 2013

U.Rudaks, Puškins Lāča nagos dus (Pushkin captured )[review]//Kultūras diena, March, 2013

D.Mazvērsīte, Ziedonis.Lācis.Sievietes. [review]//Sestdiena, February 15, 2013

A.Znotiņš, Kārļa Lāča mūzikas vilinājums [review]// Kultūras diena, January 31, 2013

U.Rudaks, Kārlis Lācis: Man nevedas sarunas par lielo harmoniju [interview]// Sestdiena, January 24, 2013

S.Anča, Zīmols Lācis [interview]// Santa, December, 2012

L.Dūmiņa, Pūt, Vējiņi! Ar milža spēku [review]//Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze, August 23, 2012

Latvijas teātru ābolu ķocis. Liepājas teātra mūzikls “Pūt vējiņi” [reviews]//Kultūras diena, August 27, 2012

S.Radzobe, Meistardarbs Liepājas teātrī [review]// Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze, December 21, 2011

L.Lūse, Emocionāls akmens čalis [interview]//UNA, March, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kārlis Lācis". www.karlislacis.lv. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  2. ^ "Muzika". www.lmic.lv. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  3. ^ 16th International sacred music festival
  4. ^ Kārlis Lācis Latvian Music Information Center
  5. ^ "_eng | LNSO". lnso.lv. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  6. ^ "World Choir Games 2014 – Riga: INTERKULTUR". www.interkultur.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  7. ^ "Teātra Gada balvas "Spēlmaņu nakts" laureāti - Spēlmaņu Nakts". spelmanunakts.lv. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  8. ^ "Apsveicam Spēlmaņu nakts 2013 laureātus! - Spēlmaņu Nakts". spelmanunakts.lv. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  9. ^ "Koncertzāle 'Lielais dzintars'". Koncertzāle 'Lielais dzintars'. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  10. ^ "Latviski". Sensus Festival (in Latvian). Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  11. ^ Kārlis Lācis Latvian Music Information Center
  12. ^ Dailes theatre
  13. ^ Dailes theatre
  14. ^ Dailes theatre
  15. ^ iTunes store