Dāvis Sliecāns

Dāvis Sliecāns is among the most gifted and versatile younger generation violists in Latvia. He was born and started her musical education in Ventspils, but moved to Riga to pursue academic studies. As a chamber musician Dāvis has performed with Elīna Bukša, Kristaps Bergs, Magdalēna Geka, Minna Pensola, Georgy Osokin, Ella Dolzhikova, Arvydas Kazlauskas, Ilona Meija, Agnese Egliņa, and many others, however one of his most compelling musical projects is the string quartet ReDo. Since 2016 Dāvis Sliecāns has established an ongoing collaboration with pianist Aleksandrs Kalējs. In the XII International Latvian  Young Musicians' Master Classes “Crossroads in Music” in Sigulda the duo was awarded Knuts Lesiņš Prize and a concert tour in North America. Dāvis has performed with Kremerata Baltica, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Jēkabpils and Ventspils chamber orchestras.

Dāvis is a graduate of Andris Puziņš' class of Ventspils Music High School and now studies at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with docent Ināra Brīnuma. Additionally, Dāvis has taken master classes with Andra Dārziņa, Gunārs Larsens, Sergey Azizjan, Herbert Keffer, Jan Repko, Linda Skride, Stefano Carlini, Arigo Štrāls, Björn Arnholdt-Olsson and others. In October 2017, Dāvis will began studies in the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München) in the acclaimed violist Nils Mönkemeyer's class. Dāvis Sliecāns has collaborated with State Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Riga as a substitute musician since 2015, but after winning the competition in June 2017, he is now taking the seat of principal viola of the orchestra.

W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
F. Mendellsohn - Symphony No. 3
Linda Leimane - Guesstimations
R. Strauss - Oboe Concerto
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