Kristine_Adamaite

Kristīne Adamaite has been the concert organist of the Riga Cathedral since 1991 and the organist of the Anglican Church since 1996. She is a professor of organ playing at the Jāzeps Vītols Academy of Music of Latvia and she teaches organ at the Luther Academy. Kristīne is a reliable and inspiring comrade of all the choirs and soloists who ask her to join them for a musical adventure. She has been awarded the Latvian Grand Music Award 2014 for an outstanding ensemble perfomance.

Kristīne Adamaite has performed together with the Latvian Radio Choir, Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir, State Choir Latvija, youth choirs Kamēr… and Balsis, singers Kristīne Gailīte, Viesturs Jansons, Krišjānis Norvelis, Ieva Parša, cellists Ēriks Kiršfelds and Allar Kaasik and others. She collaborates with the best conductors in Latvia and the Kremerata Baltica orchestra. Kristīne Adamaite has premiered pieces written by Rihards Dubra, Maija Einfelde, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Georgs Pelēcis, Pēteris Vasks and other composers.

The musician has two CD recordings with Artis Sīmanis (saxophone) in her discography. She has also participated in recordings with the State Choir Latvija conducted by Māris Sirmais and Herman Engels, as well as joined the early music ensemble Schola Cantorum Riga for the album Oculus non vidit. In 2012, Music in Riga 1570–1800 was released; Kristīne plays the historic organ of the Ugāle Church.

Kristīne Adamaite has obtained a master’s degree in organ playing at the Jāzeps Vītols Academy of Music of Latvia. She has improved her skills with organists like Hans-Ola Ericsson, Leo Kraemer, Jon Laukvik, Gijs van Schoonhoven, Christopher Stembridge, and others.