Kalnciema Liene Andreta

LIENE ANDRETA KALNCIEMA  is one of the most outstanding Latvian organists of her generation who has won a wide international recognition. It is testified by the highest awards at numerous significant international competitions as well as by her active concert programs all over Europe.

She acquired professional education in piano performance at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and at the Estonian Academy of Music graduating with master degree. Studies for master degree in organ performance at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music she graduated with Prof. Vita Kalnciema.

Liene Andreta Kalnciema was granted awards in various international organ competitions: Petr Eben International Organ Competition – First Prize and Prize for the best performance of Petr Eben works – Opava, Czech Republic, 2010; César Franck International Organ Competition – Third Prize , Haarlem, The Netherlands, 2013; Wadden Sea International Organ Competition  - Third Prize, Esbjerg, Denmark, 2017. 

She participated in various masterclasses, international festivals and regulary performing all over Europe – Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Canada, Czech Republic, Belarus, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Latvia on historic and modern instruments.

She regularly collaborated with different choirs, ensembles and soloists. Since 2006 – organist of the Riga Evangelical Lutheran Martin’s Church. She is permanent participant in organ music concerts at the Riga Cathedral and since 2009 – lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Music.