13, percussion, Rezekne, Latvia
Rihards studies with Dzintra Knabe at Emil Darzin Music School in Rezekne.
He was prize winner of: the XXII International Competition for Young Musicians (Sigulda, Latvia, 2015, I prize), XX Latvian State Competition for Wind and Percussion Instruments Players (Riga, Latvia, 2015, I prize), Inese Galante’s Talents Classical and Jazz Music Competition (Riga, Latvia, 2014, I prize), IV Viva La Musica International Festival-Competition for Young Musicians (Daugavpils, Latvia, 2013, I prize), III Rising Stars International Competition (Riga, Latvia, 2013, Grand Prix), XVIII Competition for Wind and Percussion Instruments Players from Music Schools of Latvia (Riga, Latvia, 2013, I prize). He participated in the X Moscow meets Friends International Festival (2013), played with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (2013, 2015).
At his free time Rihards is fond of riding motor scooter and fishing.
Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':
F. Liszt. Nocturne Dreams of Love (arranged by Linda Maxey)
N. J. Zivkovic. Serbian Game
W. A. Mozart. Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro
E. Kopecki. African Heron
A. Vivaldi. The Four Seasons. Winter, 1st & 3rd movement
16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' laureate (eliminated in Round II).