Latvian pianist Liene Circene completed her studies at the Latvian Academy of Music, with additional studies in Russia, Germany, Denmark and France. She has since established an impressive career in the United States, Canada, and Europe with performances in Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic States.
She was the top prize winner at numerous international piano competitions in the early 1990s, including the Vladimir Krainev Competition for Young Pianists (Ukraine, 1992), the Maryse Cheilan International Piano Competition (France, 1993), the Baltic TV Competition Alternativa (Latvia, 1993) and won 2nd prize at the 7th Eurovision Competition in Poland in 1994.
Liene has appeared as guest soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Latvian National Symphony, the Icelandic Symphony as well as the BBC and other orchestras. Recent recitals include concerts at the Sallurinn Concert Hall (Iceland), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and a recital at the Senate of Paris. She is a regular guest soloist with violinist Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica.
In 2009, Liene Circene released her first solo CD recording of Latvian compositions, Šūpuļdziesmas (Lullabies), which includes not only lullabies, but additional gems of the piano repertoire by Latvian composers, including Kenins, Vasks, Garūta, Dārziņš, Aperāne, Raginskis and Vītols.
Laura Adlers is the Manager and Publicist for North American engagements for Liene Circene. For more information about Liene, contact Laura at The Adlers Agency.
Video and audio files of Liene in performance will be added soon.
If you would like to purchase Liene’s new CD Šūpuļdziesmas (Latvian Lullabies), contact us.