Sigvards K?ava began working with the Latvian Radio Choir in 1987 and was appointed its Chief Conductor and Artistic Director in 1992. As one of Latvia’s most prolific choral conductors, Sigvards K?ava has collaborated with every leading choir and orchestra in the country to perform the great works in the standard repertoire, in addition to conducting most premieres of new choral works by Latvian composers. He has recorded over 20 CDs with the Latvian Radio Choir. Sigvards K?ava has also been Chief Conductor at a number of Latvian and Nordic song festivals. He is a co-founder of the Latvian new music festival ARENA and remains a member of its artistic board. He teaches young conductors at the Choral Department of the Latvian Academy of Music and at the Choral College of the Riga Lutheran Cathedral. Sigvards K?ava has received the Latvian Great Music Award and the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers Award.