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Born in Ogre, Latvia, in 1994. Since 2022, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair with professor Stanislav Ioudenitch. He has been granted scholarships by AIE-Sociedad de Artistas, Intérpretes y Ejecutantes and Fundación Albéniz. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed him the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in the 2022-2023 academic year.
After releasing his first solo record in 2020, he has led the list “Pianists to watch” by Pianist Magazine.
In 2019 he was awarded the Vendôme prize at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and the first prize at the Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona.
After winning the Great National Music Prize (Lielā mūzikas balva), he has performed with the following orchestras: Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Belgium National Symphony Orchestra, and in the 21-22 season, Aarthus Symphony Orchestra, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, as well as debut recitals at the Verbier Festival and Barcelona’s Palau de la Música.
In that same season, he released a new record with Sonatas by Soler for the Naxos label.
As a student of the School, he has attended masterclasses by Nikolai Demidenko, he has performed with the Baroque Ensemble of the School, conducted by Paul Goodwin and he has been part of the Mistral Trio. He is currently a member of the Strauss Quartet.