The participants


Manager, impessario


Rafails Balkins started his music career in 1970 as a soloist of music bands and programmes of “Riga-Concert” association.

In 1988, he graduated from the Jazepa Medina Riga Music College, and till 2002 was a soloist and producer of the music and ballet revue “Show – Latvia”.

Rafails Balkins performed in Canada, Japan, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Estonia, Poland.

In 2002, he became one of the first music impresarios in Latvia. Since then he has been the general manager of Maria Naumova, the winner of the “Eurovision” Song Contest in 2002.

Rafails Balkins has been working in music management and running successfully over 10 international music projects for the last decade.