Kristers Mārtiņš Šīmanis was born in Latvia. He started his studies at the age of 5 and currently is working on his Bachelor in Riga, Jazeps Vitols Music Academy with Diana Ozoliņa. Kristers has participated in many competitions and masterclasses with musicians like Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Franz Helmerson. He has played with chamber orchestra “Sinfonietta Riga”, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras around Europe. Kristers has also participated in many chamber music competitions and festivals around Europe.
Kristers is a member of Kremerata Baltica since January 2019.