Lecturer, Department of Instrument Performance Teaching
Having obtained a master’s degree at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with Prof. Juris Kalnciems, in 2014 Diana Zandberga completed her studies for PhD with Prof. Dr. art. Jeļena Ļebedeva and Prof. Dr. art. Sergejs Osokins (thesis title: Historical and Stylistic Development of Piano Texture and its Manifestation in Latvian Music).
Between 2000 and 2004, she studied with the legendary pianist Lazar Berman at the European Academy of Music in Erba Italy, and for the next four years she improved her performance with the world famous Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha at the Granados Marshall Academy in Barcelona.
Since 1996 Diana Zandberga has won acclaim for a succession of recitals in Latvia, European countries, Russia and USA as well as attending musicological conferences in Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland and Russia. She has performed with Shoumen Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Orquestra simfónica del Vallés (conductor Uwe Mund) in Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona), Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau (Romania) with Francesco Attardi in Milan Teatro dal Verme in a prestigious concert cycle Serate Musicali, Saint-Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra KLASSIKA (Maestro Alexander Kantorov) etc.
Her discography includes the following CD’s: Transcriptions (2003), Dreams of Spain (2011), Dedication to Bicentenary of Ferenc Liszt (2012), Landscapes of Hungarian and Latvian Piano Music (2013) and album of piano music by Dace Aperāne Sounds and Echoes (2015) released by Latvian National Record Label SKANI.
Since 2015 Diana Zandberga is a member of the Instrument Performance Teaching Department and of the Piano Department at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and a board member of the Latvian Piano Teachers Association.