Communication with the audience as well as the talent for creating a special concert atmosphere have taken the young Latvian pianist Arta Arnicane to a large variety of performance venues across the world. Her quality of winning listeners’ full attention combined with the warmth and intelligence of her programs and interpretations, allows her to fascinate both small number of listeners and large audiences in concert halls such as the Rudolfinum, Prague or the Zürich Tonhalle.
Born into a family with a strong and longstanding musical tradition, she started playing the piano and composing at the age of four. Supported by numerous scholarship awards and eminent artists such as John Lill and Homero Francesch, Arta has studied in several countries and graduated with the distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2004), the Latvian Academy of Music (2008), and Zurich University of the Arts (2010 and 2012).
Her professors Sergejs Osokins, Norma Fisher and Homero Francesch have influenced the artistic development of Arta’s personality and guided her into the international music scene. Arta has won many prizes at international
music competitions, including the Vianna da Motta (2001), Premio Iturbi (2010), and Prague Spring (2011) to name but a few.
Arta has a wide ranging repertoire, and her interpretations of the Mozart piano concertos as well as the piano music of Ravel have always won special appreciation. Since 2010 Arta has been performing regularly under John Gibbons, the conductor and chairman of the British Music Society, with whom she gave the world premiere of the forgotten Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960) by William Alwyn in June 2014. In 2014/2015, Arta gave recitals under titles Wasserklavier and Comedies and Dramas and performed in numerous chamber music concerts including the first Scottish tour together with her husband, German cellist Florian Arnicans. The first Duo CD with music for Cello and Piano by Chopin and Dohnányi will be produced in August 2015 under Solo Musica Label.