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Diana Ketler

“Diana Ketler was in perfect command of all the possibilities and nuances of the piano. In virtuoso passages she turned into a real tigress of the keyboard” - Die Badische Zeitung.

 

Blüthner Artist Diana KetlerDiana Ketler was born in Riga into a well-known family of musicians. She made her debut at the age of 11 under the baton of Vassily Sinaisky. Diana studied at the Latvian Academy of Music, the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

She has given recitals in many of the world's most prestigious venues including the Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Glenn Gould Studios (Toronto), Tokyo Opera City Hall, Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Atheneum (Bucharest), Southbank Centre and Cadogan Hall (London) and appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Sinfonietta Riga and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Her engagements have included performances at the Gstaad Musiksommer Festival, St-Gallen Musikfestival, Carinthischer Sommer, Oxford Chamber Music Festival and Zagreb Chamber Music Festival.

In 2008 she was featured as a festival artist in Boswil Sommer Festival in Switzerland.

Diana has recently collaborated with musicians including Wolfram Christ, Konstantin Lifschitz, Daishin Kashimoto, Adrian Brendel, Baiba Skride, Mark Padmore, Inga Kalna and Marlis Petersen and has worked with composers including György Ligeti, Franco Donatoni, Peteris Vasks and Arvo Pärt. Diana's performances have been broadcast on radio and television in Japan, England (BBC, Classic FM), Germany (BR), Romania, Latvia, Switzerland and Austria.

In 2004 she was appointed artistic director of the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Festival in Germany and in 2008 Diana was awarded the Great Music Prize of the Latvian state.

Diana is Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has given master classes in Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania and Japan.