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Skuķe, Evija (1992)

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Evija Skuķe was born on September 15, 1992 in Riga. She studied at the Riga Cathedral Choir School (1999–2008), where she studied composition with Pauls Dambis. She then studied in the music theory department at the Emils Dārziņš College of Music (2008–2011, composition with Pēteris Vasks). As of 2011, she is studying composition at the Latvian Academy of Music with Selga Mence.
She has participated in the international young Latvian musicians’ creative camp and master classes in Sigulda (2012, 2014), the master classes Process, organised by Nordplus, in Nida, Lithuania, master classes at Latviešu mūzikas dienas in Madona (2013, 2014), and the international young composers’ master classes in Mazsalaca (2014).
Her works have received awards at the Latvian music college student creative composition competition (1st place in 2006 and 2009, 2nd place in 2007). For her composition Trans(s) for string quartet, she was awarded first place at the international composition competition Città di Udine X in Italy (2014). She received the 2014 award from the Latvian Academy of Music and Swedbank. Her music has been performed at the festival Latvijas Jaunās mūzikas dienas. Her composition Vokālista Dies Irae jeb Ekstremāla fūga vienai balsij (A Vocalist’s Dies Irae or an Extreme Fugue for One Voice), as performed by Laima Lediņa, was included in Ieva Epnere’s documentary short film Ekstremāla fūga vienai balsij. Laima (Extreme Fugue for One Voice. Laima). (2013).
As a singer in the youth choir Kamēr..., Evija Skuķe participated in many choir CD recordings. She works at the Salaspils School of Music and Art as a teacher of solfeggio.

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