Docent, Departments of Accompanists
Latvian pianist Agnese Egliņa possesses sharp-edged stage presence, playful dexterity and plenty of excitement and vigour. Agnese Egliņa is a laureate of the highest music award in Latvia The Grand Music Award for outstanding ensemble work and of many awards for best performance as pianist-accompanist at international competitions. By actively participating in different chamber music projects Agnese Egliņa has become one of the most influential Latvian pianists of her generation.
Agnese Eglina has performed in South African Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe, USA (New York, Washington, Cleveland), Estonia, Russia, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Italy, Germany, Austria, Albania, Norway, Finland et al. Lately Agnese Egliņa has included more solo repertoire into her concerts. As soloist she has performed with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Riga and Latvian Radio Choir. The pianist performs regularly with the leading Latvian musicians and has performed with internationally-acclaimed soloists, such as Chen Halevi, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Thomas Indermühle, Christian Schmitt and many others.
As a soloist and chamber musician Agnese Egliņa has participated in many music festivals. She has appeared in Promenade at Lusaka, Zambia, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, International Montpellier Music Festival, VII Kremerata Baltica Festival, 16th and 21st Liepāja International Piano Stars Festival, Latvian chamber music festival Schubertiade at Ungurmuiža, Contemporary Music Festival Arēna and many others.
Besides performing on stage Agnese Egliņa works with the young chamber musicians at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Every year she gives several masterclasses in Latvia and at international level. Since 2014 Agnese has repeatedly given masterclasses and concerts in Lusaka, Zambia and Johannesburg, South African Republic.
Agnese Egliņa was born in Liepāja, Latvia, into a musician family. She received her first musical education at the Emilis Melngailis Music School and Emīls Dārziņš Music School. Later she continued her studies at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and Zurich University of the Arts, which she graduated with excellence.