Kaspars Putnins (1966 – ) is a staunch supporter of new vocal music which for his choir means performing challenging and developing music that often leads them into unexplored territory. He has collaborated with various Baltic composers to develop works of new musical language and expression. He has initiated several musical-theatre productions, often involving the Latvian Radio Choir in stagings and visual artists. He has been the conductor of the Latvian Radio Choir since 1992, and has toured all over the world and is a regular guest conductor at the BBC Singers, Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Vocal Ensemble of Stuttgart. He is the recipient of the BBCs Silver Rose Bowl award and winner of the Latvian Music Grand Prix.