Director of the JVLMA Professional Doctoral Study Program, Lecturer of the Piano Department Dr.art. Diana Zandberga and 5th semester doctoral student Liene Denisjuka-Straupe (pictured) participated in the 5th Festival Conference of Music Performance and Artistic Research "Doctors in Performance" organized by the Royal Academy of Music in London from August 30 to September 1.
Diana Zandberga gave a concert lecture on expanding the limits of the musician's physicality, playing the piano music of Frédéric Chopin, Lepo Sumer and Mārīte Dombrovska with episodes of the pianist's dance in the choreography of Gunta Liepiņa-Miller. Flutist Liene Denisjuka-Straupe, on the other hand, presented the topic of her research on the features of Dadaism in Juris Ābols chamber music, playing his compositions both for flute solo and in a duet with pianist Kristine Paula and a trio with singer Agnese Pauniņa.
At the conference, in three parallel sessions of 48 concert-lectures and reports, representatives of the doctorate programs of music universities in Europe, the USA and Australia shed light on the most current trends in artistic research.