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Aina Kalnciema
harpsichord, Latvia

Kalnciema

Aina  Kalnciema was born in Riga. Graduating (with honours) from piano and organ classes of st.Petersbourg Conservatory,she perfected her skills in harpsichord interpretation in Holland, France, Switzerland and Germany.

Since 1978 she has regulary performed as harpsichordist soloist, and has toured in all republic of the former Soviet Union, in the USA, Canada, Australia and Europien countries. She has performed with famous orchestras, conductors and soloists, such as the st. Petersbourg Philarmonic, Moscow virtuosos ,Musica Viva, different chamber orchestras from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland. From 1998. she is member of Baltic Trio, which performs and records contemporary music for flute, cello and harpsichord written by composers from Baltic states.
A.Kalnciema participated in many Europian festivals and performed together with distinguish musicians from different countries ( J.Holloway, B.Skride, I.Monighetti, S.Preston, L.Duftschmidt, A.Mustonen, A. Rudin, O. Zoboli, A.Utkin and musicians from such ensembles as La Petite Bande, Musica Antiqua Koln, Les ArtsFlorissants, Hortus Musicus).

Aina Kalnciema leads harpsichord class at the Latvian Academy of Music, at the same time she is president of  Bach Music Foundation. She is director of  International Bach chamber Music Festivals in Latvia which she started on 2001. Aina Kalnciema has many recordings of early and contemporary music.                

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