Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The Girl’s Choir is one of the best and the most active musical groups in the Secondary School of Music, which seeks to achieve the highest musical and artistic goals. The repertoire of the Girl’s Choir is very wide, including arrangments of Latvian folk songs as well as original songs, sacral and secular ancient classical, romantic and modern music. For the last ten years Andris Kontauts has been the Choir’s conductor contributing much effort in its Professional development. This year forty girls aged 12-18 are singing in the Choir. Every day after school, the girls go to Music School and learn solfeggio, music history and to play the piano. The choir has performed in various concert halls and churches both in Latvia and abroad. It has also performed together with Liepaja Symphony Orchestra.
Andris Kontauts was born in 1974 in Liepaja, Latvia. He has acquired a very comprehensive education – a qualification as a primary school consulting psychologist, a Master’s Degree in the history of didactics and pedagogy, as well as a Master’s Degree in choir conducting specialty at Jazeps Vitols Latvia Academy of Music. Since 1998 Andris Kontauts has been working as a teacher at Emilis Melngailsi Liepaja Secondary School of Music; he has worked with a boy’s choir, but now he teaches young choir and conducts both the school girl’s choir and mixed voice choir „Mare”. The success working with the choir has inspired the conductor to create new compositions himself. He has greatly increased the repertoire of children, women and mixed choirs with several song collections and has gained Professional recognition of the jury in the Latvian Choral Song Competition (1 st prize). Several songs have been included and performed in Latvian Song Festival and Student Song Festival „Gaudeamus”.Back to the list of ensembles