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RaivisMisjunsEducation  

2021 - Master’s Degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Music Composition 2018 - BMus (Honours) at the Royal Academy of Music in London in modern double bass,  early music performance  

2014 - Specialist Music High school of Emīls Dārziņš, Riga, Latvia  

Work Highlights  

 2021  

  • Oct – Nov Concerto Köln projects at Kölner Philharmonie and Kölner Dom  Nov Solo performance of Scodanibbio’s solo work at 1781collective event at the Alte Münze, Berlin 
  • Oct Concerto Köln CD recording with Mayumi Hirasaki at Deutschlandfunk  May Commission & premiere by Duo Ebano of Sweeping Memories, performed at Grachtenfestival, Gaudeamus & November Music festivals  
  • June Became a member of the Latvian Composers Union, commission to write a woodwind quintet for the Sinfonietta Riga players  

  2020  

  • July – Aug Beethoven Fidelio production at Glyndebourne opera festival with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (cancelled)  
  • June Concerto Koln projects Cologne & Halle (cancelled) 
  • May All Beethoven symphonies cycle at the Barbican, London, with Orchestre  Revolutionnaire et Romantique (cancelled)  
  • Jan Production of Handel’s Rodelinda at the National Opera & Ballet with Concerto Koln  

2019  

  • Oct production with Concerto Koln at the Koelner Philharmonie 
  • Aug – Sep tour with Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini Berlin Philharmonie, London BBC Proms 
  • Jul Concerts with Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique of Verdi’s Requiem at Basilique de Saint Denis 
  • Apr – Dec performances with The Northern Consort 
  • Mar Mendelssohn project (principal bass) with Anima Eterna Brugge, Heidelberg Mar The Kings Consort concerts at Chapelle Royale, Versailles 
  • Feb Camerata Alma Viva premiere shows of Gabriel Prokofiev’s Spring at Sadler’s  Wells theatre 

2018 

  • Exchange year at the CNSMD Paris with Nicolas Crosse focusing on contemporary double bass repertoire. Frequent member of CNSMDP contemporary music projects.
  • Oct premiere of original arrangements for pop music in collaboration with  Contemporaneous ensemble at the National Sawdust, NYC 
  • Aug - Oct Hector Berlioz tour with Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique – Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall 
  • Jun - Dec Anglo Portuguese Ensemble concerts (principal bass) 

2014 - 2017 

  • Awarded Violet Irene Strutton Award as a full scholarship for studies at the Royal  Academy of Music: private and public masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Máté Szücs Božo Paradžik, Joel Quarington, Matthew McDonald 
  • 2017 Mar CD recording with Camerata Alma Viva of their new album Handel to  Hendrix, in Geneva, Switzerland 
  • regular member of Royal Academy’s Manson ensemble performing and premiering  contemporary music 
  • 2017 Sep – Dec won an apprentice position of Monteverdi Orchestras & Choirs scheme with Sir John Elliot Gardiner (Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique English Baroque soloists
  • regular performances with Royal Academy Baroque ensemble in Kohn’s foundation  Bach Cantatas series 
  • 2016 May solo performance of Hoffmeister’s solo quartet nr. 3 in Hellens Music  festival 
  • 2016 Feb CD release of Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat with Royal Academy’s Manson  Ensemble conducted by Oliver Knussen
  • 2015 Dec performance in Royal Festival Hall with London Sinfonietta of Karlheinz  Stockhausen’s Hymnen. Region  
  • 2015 Feb public masterclass with Maxim Vengerov performing his own composition Danse Pesante for double bass quintet 
  • 2014 Sep entering studies at the Royal Academy of Music, awarded with a full  scholarship 
  • 2014 Mar won the 1st prize in the State competition for string players in Riga, Latvia 2014 Concerts as tutti double bass with Latvian National Symphony orchestra

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