Aigars Raumanis is a prize-winning young saxophonist from Latvia, he has premiered significant works of Latvian composers – Platons Buravickis, Andris Dzenītis, Pauls Dambis and others. He has received The Great Music Award – “Young Artist of the Year 2019” -which is the highest prize given by the Latvian state in the field of music.
Aigars has graduated Jazeps Medins Riga Music Secondary School (in class of Oskars Petrauskis) and obtained bachelor’s degree at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music (prof. Artis Sīmanis). He has studied at Helsinki Music academy (Jonataan Rautiola) and currently is at Strasbourg Music Academy in masters program with Philippe Geiss.
Aigars is a prize-winner of many competitions in Latvia and Europe – 1st place in Stockholm International Music Competition (Sweden, 2019), Grand Prix in European Saxophone Forum competition (Poland, 2018), 3rd place in International Interpretation Contest for Saxophone (Romania, 2018), 1st place in eMuse International Online Music Competition (Greece, 2018), 1st place in “Inese Galante Competition” (Latvia, 2015), 1st place in competition “Saxophonia” (Latvia, 2017), 1st place in the competition for Concert Band Conductors (Latvia, 2016).
Aigars Raumanis as a soloist has performed with Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Riga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Armed Forces Orchestra, Latvian Radio Bigband and Lithuanian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and as a member of the Latvian National Opera orchestra, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Festival Orchestra of Baltic Musical Seasons and others. As soloist and member of ensembles and orchestras has performed in USA, France, Finland, Lithuania , Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden.