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Tumsevica, Anitra (1971)

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Anitra Tumševica
Anitra Tumševica
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The composer and violinist Anitra Tumševica was born on February 4, 1971 in Riga. She studied violin at the Emīls Dārziņš College of Music (Romāns Šnē, 1978–1989) and at the Latvian Academy of Music (Uldis Sprūdžs, 1989–1992). In 2000, she began composition studies with Selga Mence at the Latvian Academy of Music, which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2007, master's degree in 2009. She participated in improvisation master classes with Anto Pett (Estonia) in 2005, in the Český Krumlov 2003 composition master classes with Marek Kopelent, Lasse Thoresen and Helmut Oehring, the young composers’ master classes in Dundaga, Latvia with Klaas Torstensson, Rolf Wallin and John Woolrich in 2006, composition master classes at the JVLMA with Wolfgang Heiniger and John Palmer in 2007.

She has performed in many orchestras, including Rīgas kamermūziķi, the Riga Festival Orchestra, and the New Riga Chamber Orchestra.

She was an award winner at the violin competition in Schöntal in 1990. She was in the finals of the young composers’ choir composition competition organised by Latvian Radio in 2007. She was victorious at the opera competition in Bodø, Norway in 2008. She received the Tālivaldis Ķeniņš Award in 2008.

As of 2007, she is a member of the Latvian Composers’ Union. Her music has been performed in Latvia, Japan (Tokyo, 2005), Finland (2006), Norway (2008, 2009), France (2010), and elsewhere.

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