Professor Diana Ketler

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"The pianist was astonishingly refined and tasteful Diana Ketler. I have rarely heard such delicacy, yet she also rose to occasions of great power easily.

Her phrasing was exquisite and myriad colours were summoned from the piano"

- New Concert Review

       Teaching Languages

       _ English, German, Latvian

       Royal Academy of Music

       London, UK

       Haute École de Musique

       Geneva, SWISS

A native of Riga, Latvia, Diana Ketler began her piano studies at the age of 5, encouraged by both her parents. Her father, a well-known operatic baritone, and her mother, a choral conductor and singing teacher, were her early inspiration and source of her love for the opera and for the musical collaboration with other artists.

 

She studied at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Music Academy, at the Mozarteum University for Music in Salzburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 

Diana started performing as a soloist at an early age, giving her debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11, under the baton of Vassily Sinaisky.

Diana's concert life as a soloist and chamber musicians has taken her to many great musical centres of Europe, Asia and the USA. She performed at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Gasteig and Prinzregententheater in Munich, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Centre in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London, Bridgwater Hall in Manchester, Suntory Hall and Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Osaka Symphony Hall, Konzertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bozar in Brussels, Atheneum in Bucharest, Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

 

Diana is a regular guest at the prominent international festivals, such as Lucerne, Gstaad and Boswil Festivals in Switzerland, Kuhmo Festival in Finland, Rheingau Festival and Mosel Festival in Germany, Wiener Musikwochen and Carintischer Sommer in Austria, Spoletto Festival in Italy, Oxford Chamber Music Festival.

 

Diana's performances have been broadcast on TV and Radio, including BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Bavarian Radio, NHK in Japan, ORF in Austria, Latvian Radio, Radio France International.

 

Diana has recorded six award-winning CDs with the Solo Musica in Munich.

 

Diana has a keen interest in contemporary repertoire and has worked with composers such as Peteris Vasks, Arvo Part, Franco Donatoni, Gyorgy Ligeti. Argentinian composer Marcelo Nisinman and Latvian Santa Ratniece have written pieces for her. Diana loves chamber music and has collaborated with many wonderful artists, including Wolfram  Christ, Konstantin Lifschitz, Frans Helmerson, Gilles Apap,  Sasha Zemtsov, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Mihaela Martin, Boris Brovtsyn, Alina Pogostkina, Philippe Graffin, Wilde Frang, Juliane Banse, Marc Padmore and many others.

 

Diana is a founding member of the Ensemble Raro, one of the most exceptional and highly acclaimed chamber groups in Europe.

 

Diana has always had a passion for new projects. Together with a violist Razvan Popovici she founded the Chiemgauer Musikfruehling Festival in Bavaria, the 16 th edition of which was held in 2019; and the SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, which in the last 14 years developed into one of the most exciting an important chamber music festivals of today. Diana is the Artistic Director of both Festivals.

 

Diana is a co-founder of an International Educational Chamber Music Programme Interferences, which takes place in Romania, Italy and Germany and awards scholarships to young talented musicians to study and perform together with their more experienced colleagues.

 

Diana is a Piano Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Chamber Music Professor at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva. Her students have performed internationally and achieved success in major competitions such as ARD in Munich and Hamamatsu in Japan.

Diana has given master classes in Norway, Italy, Latvia, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

 

Diana is a recipient of the Latvian Great Music Award, Latvia's highest distinction in the field of classical music.

 

In 2016, Diana was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 

In her spare time, Diana loves to read and she also writes poetry.

戴安娜·凯特勒(Diana Ketler)是拉脱维亚里加人,在父母的鼓励下,她从5岁开始学习钢琴。她的父亲是一位著名的歌剧男中音,母亲是一位合唱指挥和歌唱教师,这是她童年时代的音乐灵感和源泉,使她热爱歌剧和并与其他艺术家开展音乐合作。她曾就读于拉脱维亚音乐学院、萨尔茨堡莫扎特音乐大学和伦敦的皇家音乐学院。戴安娜很小就开始独奏表演,11岁时在拉脱维亚国家交响乐团首次登台,由瓦西里·西纳斯基担任指挥。戴安娜作为独奏和室内音乐家的音乐会生涯遍及许多世界著名音乐殿堂,她的巡演足迹遍布欧洲,亚洲和美国。她在维也纳音乐厅、慕尼黑摄政王剧院、纽约卡内基音乐厅、华盛顿肯尼迪中心,伦敦威格莫尔厅、曼彻斯特布里奇沃特音乐大厅、东京三得利音乐厅和歌剧院市政厅、大阪交响乐大厅、阿姆斯特丹康泽特格博音乐厅、布鲁塞尔博扎尔音乐厅、布加勒斯特图书馆以及威尼斯歌剧院等均有演出。  

  

戴安娜是著名国际音乐节的常客,如瑞士卢塞恩国际音乐节,格施塔德国际音乐节和波斯威尔音乐节,芬兰库赫莫音乐节,德国莱茵高音乐节和摩泽尔音乐节,奥地利维也纳音乐和卡林提斯彻·索默音乐节,意大利斯波莱托音乐节,牛津室内乐音乐节。戴安娜的演奏经常在世界各国电视和电台上播出,其中包括BBC Radio 3电台、Classic FM电台、巴伐利亚电台、日本NHK电台、奥地利ORF电台、拉脱维亚电台、法国国际电台。戴安娜在慕尼黑唱片公司录制了6张获奖专辑。除此之外戴安娜对当代音乐也有着浓厚的兴趣,曾与彼得斯·瓦斯、阿尔沃·帕特、弗兰科·多纳托尼、乔治·里盖蒂等作曲家合作,阿根廷作曲家马塞洛·尼辛曼等人也曾为她谱曲。戴安娜还热衷于室内乐演奏,并曾与许多出色的艺术家合作。  

  

戴安娜总是对新的音乐项目充满热情。她与中提琴手拉兹万·波波维奇(Razvan Popovici)一起在巴伐利亚创立了基姆高尔音乐节;以及布加勒斯特的SoNoRo音乐节,该音乐节在过去的14年里发展成为当今最重要的室内乐音乐节之一。戴安娜是两个音乐节的艺术总监,同时她还是国际教育室内乐节目“Interferences”的联合创始人,该项目在罗马尼亚、意大利和德国举办,为有才华的年轻音乐家提供奖学金,让他们与更有经验的前辈一起学习和表演。戴安娜是伦敦皇家音乐学院的钢琴教授和日内瓦高等音乐学院的室内乐教授。

 

她的学生大多在国际上取得巡演佳绩,并在慕尼黑ARD钢琴比赛和日本滨松钢琴比赛等重大比赛中取得成功。戴安娜曾在挪威、意大利、拉脱维亚、比利时、日本、瑞士、西班牙和德国开设硕士课程。戴安娜是拉脱维亚杰出音乐奖的获得者,这是拉脱维亚在古典音乐领域的最高荣誉。自2016年起,戴安娜开始担任伦敦皇家音乐学院讲师。在她的业余时间,戴安娜喜欢阅读,她也同样热爱写诗。