Born on January in Riga, Latvia. In 1958 graduated from the Latvian State Conservatoire. From 1964-1971 conducted Latvian State Philharmonic's pop music orchestra, and was the pianist, too. From 1972-1988 conducted professional vocal - instrumental music groups - MODO, REMIX. He has been editor-in-chief of the Latvian Radio music program editorial board and the main director of different Radio musical groups, and conducted the Jazz orchestra of Latvian Radio. 1988-1993 Raimonds Pauls was Latvian State Minister of Culture. From 1993 he was counsellor of the President of Latvia. At present he is a Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia.
Laureate of several awards of the pop-music festivities in Sopot (Poland) and Bratislava (Bratislavas Lira),(Slovakia). Founder and organiser of the following Latvian annual pop-music festivities: "Jurmala", Children's Music Festivity "Calis", Annual Schlager Festivival during the Summer Solstice (National Holiday in Latvia) as well as Great Latvian Music Award ceremony.
Musical works :
5 TV shows (1972-1975), 7 musicales (a special popularity was gained by Sister Carry (1978), Join the Guys (1982) Wild Swans (1995) and "Legend about Green Lady (2000) ), music for 3 ballets and more than 50 movies and theatre performances. He has gained love of his fans with his more than 600 melodic pop-songs, including also about 150 songs for children. His songs performed by all famous Russian and Latvian artists such as - Alla Pugatchova, Valery Leontjev, Laima Vaikule, Igo, etc.
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