The participants

Intars BUSULIS

Singer, musician, composer

Latvia

Member of the Jury of the XXIV International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk-2015”

 

Intars Busulis was born on May 2, 1978, in Talsi.

He graduated from the trombone department of the Talsi Music School and from the Ventspils Music College. Intars worked as a radio-presenter at the Latvian broadcasting station “Radij SWH”.

In 2001, together with R. Tigulis, Intars Busulis founded a band “Caffee” where he performed as a soloist.

He played the trombone in the National Latvian Armed Forces Orchestra and in the jazz-band “Wet Point”.

In 2005, Intars began his solo career.

He performed at such international jazz festivals as “Kaunas Jazz” (Lithuania), “Nomme Jazz” (Estonia), “Midem” (France), “Ottawa Jazz” (Canada).

In 2004, Intars won the Grand Prix at the Baltic States Young Jazz Performers Contest and also at the International Jazz Improvisation Contest in Pärnu.

In the spring of 2005, as a member of the European Youth Orchestra he toured around Europe and Canada.

In 2005, Intars Busulis won the International Contest “New Wave” (Jurmala).

In 2005, he released his first album “Shades of Kiss” with songs in English included.

In 2008, the double album “Kino/Кино” was released.

In 2009, Intars represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest (Moscow).

In 2010, the album “God Grant” was released (music by Raimonds Pauls, lyrics by Evgeniy Evtushenko).

From 2013 to 2015, Intars played Alexander Pushkin’s part in the opera “Eugene Onegin” at the Riga Theatre “Dailes”.

He performs as a trombonist with Latvian Radio Big Band.

In 2013, the singer took part in the Opening Ceremony of the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”.

He will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (20.30, July 9, Summer Amphitheatre), the Concert of the XXIV International Pop Song Performers Contest “VITEBSK-2015” (22.00, July 12, Summer Amphitheatre) and in the Closing Ceremony of the Festival (22.00, July 13, Summer Amphitheatre).