Opening the new academic year, in “Klasika” we meet with the rector of the Jazeps Vitolas Latvian Academy of Music and Professor GUNTARS PRANI – an experienced pianist and conductor, a musicologist with international recognition and a researcher of early music, who in 2015 received a doctoral degree with the highest rating (Summa cum Laude) for a doctoral dissertation on the sacred music of Riga in the Middle Ages.
Guntars Pranis is not only the leading specialist in medieval music in Latvia (in 1995 he founded a magnificent and world-famous early music ensemble). Schola Cantorum Riga), but also a teacher and lecturer, internationally in demand: he is a member of the International Association for Gregorian Choral Studies.
The topic of our conversation: plans and implementations, the beginning of a new academic year, the mission of a musician at this time, news of training programs, an invitation to a new cultural place – the Church of Il and Schola Cantorum Riga the secret to longevity.
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