Biography

Eduards Grieznis

Music Diploma | Teacher’s Certificate | BMus (Hons) (RNCM) | MMus (GSMD)

Prize list

  • 2011.First Prize (Piano Recital Prize)
  • 2011.Special Prize (John Ireland Prize)
  • 2007.First Prize (Giuseppe Terraciano 4th International Contest)
  • 2007.Special Prize (Jurmala International Piano Competition)
  • 2004.First Prize (State Regional Pianist Competition)
  • 2002.Special Prize (Japan Young Artist Contest)
  • 2001.Two Golden Medals (Taiwan and Greek Young Artist Contest)

Biography


Latvian pianist Eduards Grieznis studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (BMus (Hons)) and in 2013 gained his Masters in Music (MMus) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with support from the Guildhall School Trust. He has performed extensively both in the UK and Latvia as soloist and accompanist with various Youth Orchestras.

He has won numerous competitions, among them 1st Prize in the Giuseppe Terraciano piano competition in Salerno, Italy in 2007 and First Prize in the Piano Recital Prize at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2011, and on many occasions has received various scholarships throughout his studies.

Eduards has taken part in a number of international piano master classes with professors that include Matti Raekallio, Ventis Zilberts, Oleg Stepanov, Oleg Mantur and James Kirby. In addition, he received a master class with composer James MacMillan when performing his piece.

In October 2014, Eduards had an interview broadcasted on National Latvian Television channel for Cultural News. In December 2015, part of Eduards’ recorded album was broadcasted on National Latvian Radio Classic. In May 2016 Eduards took lead part performing Moonlight sonata first movement in Premier Leagues End of Season Promo video broadcasted on TV summer 2016.

Eduards is passionate about Latvian music and is actively popularizing it. Alongside performing and recording many Latvian pieces himself, Eduards is making his own arrangements of traditional Latvian folk songs. He is self- educated in composition, and wrote his first piano miniatures at the age of 12.

Till July 2016 Eduards lived and performed in London, actively organising musical events (at venues such as Arts Club 1901 and Latvian Embassy of London) and also tutoring students for the Associated Board examinations. From August 2016 Eduards has returned back to Latvia to take a post of a Music tutor at the International School Exupery and continues his performances and projects from there.

Eduards present qualifications are Music Diploma, Teacher’s Certificate, obtained at the Latvian University, Bachelor of music with honours (BMus (Hons)) and Masters in Music (MMus).