Latvian pianist Didzis Kalniņš is currently studying for a Doctorate in Music performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under the guidance of Professor Thérèse Fahy. In 2013 he completed undergraduate studies at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy and in 2016 he obtained Masters degree at the Conservatorio di Musica di Vicenza “Arrigo Pedrollo” in Italy. He has successfully participated in international music competitions and myriad of concerts both as a soloist, with a symphony orchestra and with other musicians for audiences including Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Brazil.
Didzis has over 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages from beginners up to the third level including. He is very comfortable and efficient with all aspects of piano syllabus, including teaching musical concepts as well as performance, technique, reading and listening skills in the context of various musical styles, periods and genres. He prepares students for Royal Irish Academy and Associated Board exams. Throughout his teaching career he has been driven to help his students to achieve their very best, to inspire and strengthen confidence and nurture their passion for music.
Since 2019 he is on the panel of Music examiners for the Royal Irish Academy of Music.