The young Latvian pianist DAUMANTS LIEPIŅŠ, winner of Vendome prize at Verbier festival 2019, is one of the most promising pianists of his generation. He has established himself already as one of the core musicians in his country - in 2017 Daumants won the Grand Prix of the Lielā Mūzikas Balva (Latvian National Grand Music Award) in the Young Artist of the Year category, which is the most prestigious award for a classical musician in Latvia.
In March 2019, he became the 1st prize winner of Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and in 2018 the 2nd prize winner of George Enescu International piano competition. He was also in Top 6 of Geneva Piano Competition in 2018, receiving Georges Leibenson special jury prize and 1st prize winner in the 8th Nordic Piano Competition in 2017, 3rd prize winner in The Fifth RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester in 2016, UK and the 4th prize winner and the recipient of the special Prize for Artistry at Tbilisi International Piano Competition in 2017, Georgia.
Besides regular solo performances in different parts of the world, Daumants has performed with several symphony orchestras, including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony orchestra, Romanian National Symphony Orchestra, Georgian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony orchestra.
Currently Daumants is based at Ingesund School of Music/Karlstad University in Sweden with prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist. Since September 2020, he is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels.