Latvian pianist and musicologist Dzintra Erliha gives a concert-lecture on Latvian piano music at the Music Depmartment of the Iceland University of the Arts on Friday, March 16th from 12:30 to 14:00. Special focus will be on music by Latvian composers Lūcija Garūta, Jānis Mediņš, Jānis Ivanovs, Aivars Kalējs, Pēteris Vasks and Santa Buss. Free entrance, everybody welcome

Dzintra Erliha (f. 1981) studied with Arnis Zandmanis at the Jāzeps Vītols Music Academy of Latvia. She finished her PhD in 2013 where she researched the biographical contest, style and interpretation in Lūcija Garūta's chamber music. 

She is a prize winner of several international piano competitions (e.g. ROMA, Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey) and has given concerts in Latvia, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, France, Finland, Poland, Ukraine and more.