JĀNIS APEINIS graduated from the Vocal dept. of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (2002) and received his Master degree in 2004. He studied with Prof.Arvīds Imants Luste and Margarita Gruzdeva. He participated in master-classes with Rashele Shulova (1999), Axel Bauni (2002) and Rolando Panerai (2002).
He received Staburadze Ltd. scholarship at the Jāzeps Vītols 2nd International Vocal Competition, scholarship holder of Eniro Ltd. and the Creative Foundation (2003). Jānis Apeinis is Prize winner of the 3rd International Jāzeps Vītols Vocal Competition (2004).
Jānis Apeinis made his debut at the Latvian National Opera in 2003. He made his debut in the title role of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Tiroler Landestheater in 2008 and returned to the Tiroler Landestheater with the role of Carlo Gerard in Giordano's Andrea Chenier (2010).
Laureate of the annual Latvijas Gāze Award as the Best Opera Soloist of the Year (2008, 2011, 2012). His roles include Yeletsky (Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades), Escamillo (Bizet's Carmen), Sharpless (Puccini's Madama Butterfly), Marcello (Puccini's La Bohème), and Joseph (Ešenvalds's Joseph Is A Fruitful Bough) among others.