The Latvian counter-tenor and conductor, Andris Veismanis, graduated from the choir conducting department (the class of Professor Imants Kokars) of the Latvian Academy of Music in 1990, received the degree of Master of Arts in 1995 (the class of Professor Jānis Dūmiņš). He studied symphonic and opera conducting with Jurijs Simonovs.
Andris Veismanis was the Principal Chorus Master of the Latvian National Opera from 1997 until 2006. Since 2006, he is a conductor at the Latvian National Opera. He is also the artistic leader of the chamber choir Sacrum and the Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra.
Andris Veismanis Veismanis is one of the leading counter-tenors of Latvia, a connoisseur of Baroque and Classicism music. Among his best productions are Dido and Aeneas and The Queen of Fairies by Henry Purcell, Alcina by George Frideric Handel, Orfeo ed Euridice by Cristoph Willibald Gluck, The Birds` Opera by Jānis Lūsēns and Māra Zālīte, The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten. The winner of the Latvian Great Music Award in 1993 for Dido and Aeneas staged by the Avantgarde Academy and in 1998 for Alcina staged at the Latvian National Opera. He often appears in works of Baroque composers in churches of Latvia, participates in Early music festivals and several projects of Latvian National Opera, New Hall, where under his baton such operas as Maurice Ravelís Enfant et les sortilèges and Gian Carlo Menottiís Amal And The Night Visitors have been produced.