Maris Kupcs

 

Maris Kupcs (Māris Kupčs) started his musical career as a choir conductor, later focusing on harpsichord and orchestra conducting. He is a winner of many contests, as well as with the established choir Balsis (BBC Silver Rose Bowl, etc.). He is founder of the baroque orchestra Collegium Musicum Riga, baroque choir Collegium Choro Musici Riga, as well as Early Music Department of J. Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. Maris Kupcs now is also artistic director of chamber orchestra M.O.T.O. He equally successfully acted as guest conductor of the symphony music concerts and operas. He staged operetta (J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Latvian National Opera, J. Strauss Wiener Waltz Liepaja Theatre) and opera (Z. Liepiņš Parīzes Dievmātes katedrāle Latvian National Theatre) and more than 20 baroque operas (G. F. Handel Acis and Galatea, Deidamia, A. Vivaldi Ottone in villa, etc). 

His specific knowledge, obtained through research of early music and finding new, undiscovered music libraries, was of great importance during the production process.

The most successful co-operation once turned to the Liepaja Symphony orchestra, the CD Blow, Wind received Latvian Music Record of the Year award of the 2000s.