The bass-baritone Egils Silins was born in Latvia and graduated from the Latvian Academy of Music. He made his debut at the Latvian National Opera, performing in ‘Mephistopheles’ (Boito). He has won ten international competitions and received the Latvian Annual Music Aware in 1996, 2003 and 2014. He made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in ‘I Puritani’. He gained huge international acclaim singing the title role in ‘Le Demon’ (Rubinstein) at the 1997 Bregenzer Festspiele. He has also performed at prestigious music festivals including The Tanglewood Music Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival and Glyndebourne Festival.