About Ieva

Ieva grew up in the countryside of Latvia in between Cesis and Gaujiena. Two beautiful towns with great literature, stories and nature.
As a child Ieva had great imagination loved stories and nature and hearing music so she started to study piano at a very early age at home with her grandmother.  
At the age of 6, entered professional music school in Cesis. Ieva showed talent and an interest in piano playing, which led to her competing in local and national competitions while studying at the music school in Cesis, Latvia.
She also won the 2nd place in Talent of Latvia as a teenager and competed internationally.

Ieva's life, that could lead to a classical piano career at this point was over and took another turn. After finishing music school with great success Ieva had to stop her piano career and a few years later moved to the UK to work.

After years of not playing, the passion for piano was never lost and Ieva felt a strong longing to return to playing.
People around Ieva recognized how much she missed this part of herself and gave her an upright piano that led to Ieva entering a university on a BMus degree program for piano performance after only six months of playing again. 
From there on she took on every opportunity to perform in concerts and decided to audition to be transferred to a conservatoire.

In 2015 Ieva received a place with a 2nd-year entrance in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music where she studies piano performance with  renowned professor Alexander Ardakov and also has occasional lessons with guest professor and french pianist Pascal Roge.

Her most recent achievements include second place in Courtney Kenny Awards with soprano Hope Lavelle, and first place with Michael Worboys in the John Halford Competition for piano and composition. 

 Ieva has performed concerts in Germany, Luxembourg and France. And she has played many concerts in London for both solo piano and chamber music. As
a soloist, both classical and contemporary works. Recently Ieva performed live on radio Resonance FM on the Hello and Goodbye Show as part of the Borough New
music series. In October 2017 Ieva achieved a great honour being invited to represent Latvia in playing at Young Baltic Talent Concert  featuring distinguished artists from the Baltic States.

Since 2017 she is also a member of piano trio TreBelle  alongside exceptional young artists - Anastasia Stahlmann ( violin)  and Alice Sophie Grafin Grote ( cello) . Exploring contemporary repertoire alongside classical.

In Spring 2018 Ieva is releasing and album of yet unrecorded piano music from a Latvian composer of both 4 hands piano and solo repertoire. And premiering in concerts other works of contemporary music by various composers.

Ieva’s studies are generously supported by a grant from Henry Wood Accommodation Trust.