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Arvīds Klišāns

(06.12.1934 )

French horn

Arvīds Klišāns is a extraordinary phenomenon in the performing art. It will be hard to find an another representative in the world’s performing art who’s career as Principal French horn player in the Symphony Orchestra lasts 46 years. He plays the Principal French horn of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra’s since 1954. He gained his first musical experience playing in his father’s orchestra in Dignaja, in Jekabpils region. After studying with Jānis Zicmanis and graduating from Jaz. Medins Music High School, he continued his studies at J. Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. A. Klisans has taught at the J. Vitols Latvian Academy of Music since 1964 (since 1988 – Professor, since 1992 – State Professor). Among his 40 students educated during the years there are French horn players of symphony and opera orchestras in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Israel. A. Klišāns has made recordings for Latvian Radio and TV, about 25 recordings of various Concertos for French-horn and Orchestra. 70 recordings of chamber music pieces for French-horn are included in 7 discs. In 1997 there is issued a CD as well. In 1997 A. Klisans has finnished the book “The experience of French-horn performance”; he is a honorary member of “The World French-horn association”. He has performed in many countries in the world.