Romans Vanags (Latvia)

  • a graduate of Emils Darzins' specialized music college and of the Department of Choir and Orchestra Conducting of Jazeps Vitols' Latvian State Conservatory in Riga
  • Head of the conducting Department of the Latvian Academy of Music
  • Organizer of various courses for conductors in numerous countries around the world and also jury member of many international choral competitions
  • Chairman of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO on the Latvian Song and Dance Festival affairs
  • Recieved the highest civil decoration in Latvia – the Three Star Order (2008)