Kristaps Bergs

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Kristaps Bergs is a cello soloist from Latvia.

Born in Riga, the capital city of Latvia, Kristaps Bergs studied cello at the E. Darzins Music School in Latvia from 1995 to 2002 with Diana Ozolina and Ligita Zemberga, attended master classes given by Mstislav Rostropovich and David Geringas and currently studying with Professor Eleonora Testelec.

In his first international competition experience, Mr. Bergs was the semi-finalist at the 5th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Japan in 2004 and later that year became a First Prize winner at the Karl Davidoff International Cello competition. In his home country, he has been a top prize-winner in several national competitions.

As a soloist, Kristaps has appeared with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra, as well as performing regularly as a member of various chamber ensembles. Kristaps was selected by Young Artists International for the 2005 International Laureates Festival as a member of the iPalpiti Orchestra, and went on tour the following year to Israel, performing solo and with iPalpiti at the Red Sea Eilat Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem.

Born in Riga, Latvia, Kristaps Bergs studied cello at the E. Darzins Music School in Latvia from 1995 to 2005 with Diana Ozolina and Eleonora Testelec. From 2006 he studied with Reinhard Latzko in University for Music and performing Arts in Vienna. He attended master classes given by Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Valter Despalj and Frans Helmerson. In his international competition experience, Mr. Bergs is the winnerat 5 August Dombrowsky competition, First Prize winner at the Karl Davidoff International Cello competition. In his home country, he has been a top prize-winner in several national competitions. In 2008, he won the first prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Portschach, Austria.

As a soloist, Kristaps has appeared with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonia Concertante Chamber Orchestra, as well as performing regularly as a member of various chamber ensembles. Kristaps was selected by Young Artists International for the International Laureates Festival and performed with Ipallpiti Chamber orchestra in Walt Disney concert hall in Los Angeles.

Currently Kristaps studies with Heinrich Schiff in University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

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