Renars Lacis (saxophone) graduated in 1998 from Artis Simanis’ saxophone class at the Latvian Academy of Music, where he is now continuing with advanced studies. He has also studied with M. Putz in Luxembourg in 1995. Since 1994 Renars Lacis has been a member of the Riga New Saxophone Quartet. He is an active participant in concert life in and outside Latvia and has played in many radio and TV recordings. He often takes solo parts in performances with the Latvian National Orchestra and the Latvian Opera.