Kristaps Pētersons received his baccalaureate in double-bass and master’s degree in composition from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. In 2010 he was awarded first place in the young composers’ category at the International Rostrum for Composers Competition (organized by UNESCO) for the composition Twilight Chants. Together with writer Sergey Timofeyev and director Viesturs Meikšāns, he created the opera Mihails un Mihails spēlē šahu (Mikhail and Mikhail are Playing Chess), which received Latvia’s Great Music Award in the category Production of the Year (2014). In 2017 together with the artists Anna Salmane and Krišs Salmanis, he was the recipient of Latvia’s most prestigious award for the visual arts, the Purvītis Prize for the work Dziesma (Song).
Kristaps is a member of Kremerata Baltica since 2015.
Kristaps Pētersons composes and arranges scores for Kremerata Baltica. His list of compositions and arrangements for Kremerata Baltica includes: