Dr Didzis Kalniņš, an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and educator, is making significant strides in his career. In 2023, he earned a Doctorate in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Trinity College Dublin, elevating his expertise in the field. Originally from Latvia but now residing in Ireland, Didzis has performed in numerous prestigious venues, including the National Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, The National Gallery, The Mansion House, and King House in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, among others. Moreover, Didzis has given recitals globally, including countries such as Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, and Brazil.
Apart from being an accomplished performer, Didzis is also a seasoned educator with extensive experience teaching students ranging from beginners to Diploma level, including the third level of conservatoire. He has been teaching at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is a member of the European Piano Teacher’s Association (EPTA) in Ireland. Since 2019, Didzis has served on the panel of Music examiners for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His former and present students have achieved remarkable success at the Feis Ceoil, EPTA, and PianoFest competitions, as well as in their examinations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the ABRSM.
Some of Didzis’ recent engagements include performances of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor with the ConTempo Quartet and the World Premiere of Surfacing by Rhona Clarke, held on 23 June 2023 at the National Concert Hall.
Didzis was awarded the distinguished ‘Latvijas lepnums Īrijā 2023’ award of ‘Excellence in Music’ in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of music.