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International invitations are quickly gathering pace for the young Latvian conductor Aivis
Greters who has been appointed Assistant Conductor concurrently to two arts organisations
this season, Gothenburg Opera and the Orchestre de Paris.

Opening the 2022/23 season in Gothenburg leading the yearly “Celebrating Culture” concert,
Greters will later conduct performances of La Bohème there amongst others. With the
Orchestre de Paris he will lead a week of family concerts in Spring 2023 and accompany the
orchestra to the Aix-en-Provence Festival in June 2023.

Deeply rooted in the rich musical tradition of his home country, in the 2020/21 season Greters
debuted as symphonic conductor with the three major orchestras, the Latvian National
Symphony Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra. April 2022 saw his
debut with the Latvian National Opera. Outside Latvia, Aivis Greters was awarded the second
prize of the 2021 Deutscher Dirigentenpreis and conducted WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and
Gürzenich Orchester in this context.

Greters started his musical career in 2018 as Artistic Director and conductor of the Latvian
Youth Choir Kamēr… Under his direction the choir won the Grand Prix of the 50th Tolosa
Choral Contest in 2018, the European Grand Prix 2019 in Arezzo and became the first choir
worldwide to have won three European Grand Prix for Choral Singing titles. In early 2021
Greters received The Grand Music Award of Latvia in the ''Young Artist of the Year 2020'' and
the ''Artistic Bravery and Innovation during COVID-19'' categories for projects with the choir at
Cēsis Music Festival.

Aivis Greters attended master classes with conductors such as Jörg-Peter Weigle, Steven
Layton, Zbigniew Graca, Lutz Köhler, Ekhart Wycik and Alexander Polianichko. Most recently
he was participant of the Järvi Conducting Academy at Pärnu Music Festival where he was
chosen to also conduct three festival performances, and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
Masterclass with Paavo Järvi where he was awarded the Prize of the Jury.

Greters graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music’s orchestral conducting
department led by Professor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš. From 2013 to 2017 he studied choral
conducting at the Latvian Academy of Music and further developed his skills between 2015
and 2016 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

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