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Diana Ketler


Diana Ketler was born in Riga into a well-known family of musicians. She gave her debut at the age of 11 under the baton of Vassily Sinaisky. Diana appeared as soloist and chamber musician in almost every European country, Japan, Canada, USA and Russia with the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, the Münchener Bachorchester, the Kobe, Munich and Riga Chamber Orchestras and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Diana gave recitals at the Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto, at the South Bank in London, at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Tokyo Opera City Hall, the Suntory Hall and the Osaka Symphony Hall. She performs regularly at renowned festivals such as Lucerne Festival, Wiener Festwochen and Gstaad Musikfestival, Oxford Chamber Music Festival and Elverum Festspiele. As a member of Ensemble Raro she regularly tours Europe, the USA and Japan. In 2009/2010 she had her debut at Musashino Hall in Tokio, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Since 2004 Diana is artistic director of the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Festival in Germany and artistic director of the SoNoRo Festival. Since 2001 Diana teaches piano at Royal Academy of Music in London.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/3/2015: Embassy of Romania presents Diana Ketler, Alissa Marguilis, and Razvan Popovici

The Kennedy Center joins in the celebration of the National Day of Romania! The directors of the SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, Romanian violist Razvan Popovici and London-based Latvian pianist Diana Ketler, along with German violinist Alissa Margulis, come together to perform a concert of the finest quality. The program will include works by Mozart, Enescu, Ravel, and a composition by Max Bruch that was inspired by a traditional Romanian Doina. 

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Diana Ketler