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Aina Kalnciema



Vita Kalnciema


Vita KalnciemaLatvian Organ player Vita Kalnciema was born in Riga, capital of Latvia. She developed her talent both in piano and organ performance. She received her professional education at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of music, where she graduated from the piano section in 1983 and from the organ section in 1985. Vita Kalnciema then continued her education at numerous masterclasses with world-renowned organ players.
Vita Kalnciema was granted awards in various international organ competitions: in Ukraine (1989), Poland (1989), Switzerland (1994), C.Franck competition in Haarlem, the Netherlands (1994). She is permanent participant in organ music concerts at the Riga Dome. She is engaged in regular concert activities and festivals in Europe, U.S.A., Canada both as soloist and chamber musician and has recorded a number of LPs under the series „Historic Organs in Latvia”, as well as audiovisual material for the archives of Latvian radio and television.
Vita Kalnciema is a concert organist, professor at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, head of organ class, teaches also at Riga Cathedral choir school and plays organ for the Lutheran Parish of Jesus in Riga. She has inspired, and now runs, the Latvian Guild of organists.
Latvian organ music has always played an important part in Vita Kalnciema’s repertoire.  In 2001 when Riga celebrated its 800th Anniversary, she started the „Golden Treasury of Latvian Organ Music” series of concerts planned for several seasons. The title of some CD of Vita Kalnciema is also borrowed from this series.
In the years that followed the serie of several organ concerts “The Breath of Europe” and the new CD of historical baroque organ in Ugāle. Vita Kalnciema is also editor of several publications of Latvian organ music.


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