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Awards and honors

2006

1st prize at the 4th Concorso Internazionale di Canto Lirico “Premio Capriolo in Franciacorta”, Brescia, Italy

1st prize and the Public Prize at the 5th Concorso Lirico Internazionale Ottavio Ziino, Rome, Italy
2007

3rd prize at the 44 th Tenor Viñas Contest in Barcelona, Spain

1st prize at the 20th International Singing Competition Neue Stimmen of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Güttersloh, Germany
2009

Award for outstanding artistic achievements at the Annual Latvijas Gāze Awards of the Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
2012

Award for outstanding artistic achievements at the Annual Latvijas Gāze Awards of the Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
2016

Commander of the Order of the Three Stars, the highest state decoration in the Republic of Latvia, for cultural achievements
2017

First-ever artist-in-residence with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Munich Radio Orchestra)

Silver medal at the Global Music Awards for the solo album Amor fatale featuring Rossini opera arias
2020

Named artist of the year by ICMA (International Classical Music Awards)

Excellence Award in Culture, awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
2021

Teatro Massimo Bellini Award for lifetime achievement, Catania, Italy

First-ever “Toti dal Monte” award for lifetime achievement, Treviso, Italy
2022

ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) award for best opera recording for Bellini’s Il Pirata