Platon Buravicky – Composer of Contemporary classical music and pianist (b. 1989). Electronic music producer and sound designer (Max/msp and Ableton Live). Based in Riga, Latvia Studying with Vilnis Šmidbergs, Pēteris Vasks, Selga Mence and Rolands Kronlaks. The composer and pianist Platon Buravicky was born on May 10, 1989 in Riga. He graduated the Riga 5th School of Music (1998–2002) specialising in piano (also studying composition with Vilnis Šmīdbergs), and the Emīls Dārziņš College of Music Keyboards Department (2002–2007, studying composition with Pēteris Vasks). He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, studying composition with Selga Mence (2009–2013), and, under her direction, continues his Master’s studies. As of 2007, he supplements his knowledge with many teachers – he participated in algorithmic composition courses with Achim Christian Bornhoeft, electro-acoustic composition courses with Rolands Kronlaks, composition master classes with Dieter Mack, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Christian Wolff, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, and Ed Benett, and electro-acoustic music master classes with Lamberto Coccioli and James Bullock. His works have received awards at the new composition competition (1st place – 1999, 2007) and at the Pēteris Vasks composition competition (2nd place – 2012, 3rd place – 2014). His music has been performed at the festivals Skaņu mežs, Dominante, Survival Kit 5, Art and Communication, Arēna, Latvijas Jaunās mūzikas dienas, and elsewhere. He has worked as a teacher of music theory at the Jugla School of Music (2011–2013) and as a music teacher at the Riga Classical Secondary School (2011–2014). As of 2013, he is a teacher of composition and music programming at the Jelgava College of Music.
Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Nyman, Michael Finnisy, Steve Reich, Brian Ferneyhough...