Dita Krenberga

Country: Latvia

Dita Krenberga has been the principal of the flute group of LNSO as of 2006. She is the laureate of several prestigious competitions: when Krenberga was eleven, she fetched the title of laureate and youngest participant of Concertino Praha 1980 international recording competition; in 1982, she placed first in a competition of wind musicians in Šiauliai and in 1988, she was awarded the Grand Prix and gold medal at Maria Canals 34th International Music Competition in Barcelona. In 1991, Krenberga became a laureate of the Prague Spring International Competition and, in 1992, received a diploma at the 48th International Competition in Geneva.

Dita Krenberga performs regularly as a soloist and a chamber musician. She also records much for the Latvian Radio and has made two solo albums, in 1995 and 2007 (Laikmeta ainavas with pianist Ieva Oša). For outstanding achievement in music, Dita Krenberga has been awarded the Latvian Grand Music Award (2000) and the Order of Three Stars (2009).

Krenberga has studied with Imants Sneibis and the world famous flautist James Galway upon whose recommendation she received Leonard Bernstein scholarship for a course with Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1989 and 1990. There, she had a chance to collaborate with the greats of the music world: Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Jeffrey Tate, Yo-Yo Ma et al. As an appreciation for her work, Krenberga received the Gustav Golden Award. She also benefitted from studying with such outstanding flute professionals as Aurèle Nicolet, William Bennet and Alain Marion.

In 2016 Dita Krenberga recorded Pēteris Vasks’s Flute Concerto produced by recording company “Wergo”.