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Egīls Šēfers

(10.09.1978 )


Egīls Šēfers is one of the most renowned Latvian clarinetists—a natural soloist who can perform even
the most complex passages with incredible ease. His playing is known for its high technical mastery and meticulous
artistry, polished down to the last detail. After graduatind Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Šēfers continued to perfect his performance skills in Stockholm and later in the United Sates at Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana University
Bloomington. He has performed in world-wide both as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles and orchestras. He has forged his performance skills by training with many world-famous clarinetists, including Kjell-Inge Stevenson, John Graulty, Richard Stoltzman,
Charles Neidich, and Eli Eban. With Eric Hoeprich, he learned the art of early clarinet playing, and in Denmark he held
the Principal Clarinet position with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Šēfers is a prize-winner of several international competitions and has released albums for labels Challenge Records, Odradek and SKANI. 
Šēfers is currently a member of the renown Danish woodwind quintet Carion and direcotr of the Latvian Music Information Centre.