LNSO AND PUCCINI’S MASS
04.10.19LNSO, The Great Guild
Puccini is known as a genius opera composer, but he had a whim in his youth to become an author […]
Elīna Bērtiņa regularly performs as both a solo artist and in tandem with other exemplary musicians. Working together with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Rīga, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Olsztyn, the pianist has played the works by Beethoven, Chopin, Weber, Ravel, Britten, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Schnittke, Zariņš, Karlsons under such conductors as Normunds Šnē, Imants Resnis, Andris Poga, Andris Vecumnieks and Jalchin Adigezalov.
In the summer of 2017 at the Dzintari Concert Hall Elīna Bērtiņa performed together with the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, led by Wolfgang Hentrich, and in 2018 she joined the collective for their summer tour, playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 14 at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Saxon Mozart Festival in Chemnitz and the festival European Weeks Passau.
Since 2013 Elīna regularly performs in duet with the cellist Gunta Ābele in Switzerland and Latvia.
Elīna Bērtiņa has studied in the Emīls Dārziņš Music School under Ligita Muižarāja and Ilze Graubiņa, and obtained her Master’s at the JVLMA (Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music) under Sergejs Osokins. In 2005 she was awarded the JVLMA and Swedbank annual prize. With the help of a scholarship from the government of Switzerland Elīna continued her studies in the Geneva University of Music where she obtained a Master’s degree in music under the tutelage of the stellar French pianist Pascal Devoyon. Additionally she has supplemented her skills and knowledge with the help of Michael Voskresensky, Daniel Pollack, Ivan Klánský, Irene Russo, Dominique Merlet as well as by participating in international contests both in Latvia and in other countries.