Minister for Culture

 

Nauris Puntulis

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1992.-1994. Latvian Academy of Music, master’s degree course under prof. L. Brauna at the Vocal department, specialising in opera singing and pedagogy
  • 1985.-1991. Latvian State Conservatory, Vocal department, baccalaureate studies under prof. R. Frīnberga
  • 1983.-1985. Jāzeps Mediņš School of Music, Vocal department
  • 1976.-1979. Riga Culture and Education Staff Technical College - specialised secondary education (culture worker, amateur and variety brass band manager specialisation)
  • 1968.-1976. Tiņģera Primary School, Talsi region

Additional education

  • 1997.-1998. I.Gavrilovici masterclass (Austria)
  • 1994.-1995. Enschede School of Music (Netherlands)
  • 1995. K.Angelotti masterclass (Italy)

Work experience

  • 2019.-  Minister for Culture
  • 2013.-2019. Member of the Riga City Council
  • 2012.-2013. Advisor to the Minister for Culture on social integration issues
  • 1994.-  Latvian National Opera soloist
  • 1996.-1999. Head of the Department of Solo Singing, Latvian Academy of Music
  • 1994.-1999. Pedagogue, Department of Solo Singing, Latvian Academy of Music
  • 1982.-1994. Musician, member of rock group Pērkons

Languages

  • Latvian - native speaker
  • Russian - excellent
  • Italian, German, English - basic knowledge

State awards

  • 1991 Barricades Medal

Hobbies

  • Water sports, travel