Dec. 19, 1984
Received a baccalaureate degree from the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga. He completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Profs. Hamish Milne and Christopher Elton (2008-2011). In 2010 he became a Laureate of Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels. In 2012 he took third prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition and fourth prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. In 2014 he won fourth prize in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. He collaborates with many famous orchestras and conductors. His solo concerts are heard at such venues as Wigmore Hall and Westminster Cathedral in London, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Great Guild Hall in Riga, and the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.