One of today’s most exciting choral conductors, Kaspars Putniņš is permanent conductor of the Latvian Radio Choir since 1994 and was appointed as artistic director and chief conductor of Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in 2014. He regularly appears as a guest conductor with leading international choirs such as the BBC Singers, RIAS Kammerchor, Berliner Rundfunkchor, Netherlands Radio Choir and Collegium Vocale Gent.
Whilst Kaspars Putniņš’s work encompasses a wide range of choral repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to works of the Romantic period, his foremost aim has always been to promote new and outstanding choral music. He has also initiated projects which involve the participation of his choirs in collaboration with visual and dramatic artists. A wide-ranging discography includes recordings for BIS of Pēteris Vasks’ Mate Saule and Rachmaninov’s Vespers. Kaspars Putniņš is the recipient of the Latvian Music Grand Prix and the Latvian Council of Ministers Award for Achievements in Culture and Science.