short biography

I started to play the piano between the ages of 6-7 in Latvia. My mom played, and I started to learn the traditions of the unique Russian school of piano playing on her old Soviet upright. I soon decided to continue my training at the selective Stanislava Broka Muzikas Vidusskola (specialist music school in Daugavpils - the birth town of the well-known abstract painter Mark Rothko...and me). At the age of 15, I have won the 3rd Latvian National Competition for Young Pianists in Latvia.

In 2010 I have moved to London and soon began my undergraduate studies at Goldsmiths College under Andrew Zolinsky and Danny Driver taking occasional lessons at the Royal College of Music. In 2016 I started my MA in Music Education and Piano Performance under Tim Palmer and Sergio de Simone at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In early 2017, I have performed Dorothy Howell's Piano Concerto with Goldsmiths Sinfonia, collaborated and competed with soprano Heloise Werner and played celeste for Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduating I have been offered to hold residency at Colfe's school 2017-2018 and became first graduate musician in the school's history.

After my residency year, I have moved to Cambridge to train as a classroom practitioner and learn what it means to be a good educator at Homerton College, University of Cambridge while continuing to teach, perform and accompany in London and Italy. In 2020, I have returned to Cambridge seeking to improve my research skills and critical thinking at postgraduate level and matriculated at Wolfson College to study Education. Since  have published a short on teaching and learning with technology in the 21st century

My current teaching posts include Colfe's School and St. Olave's Prep School. I also enjoy teaching privately through my practice KOVA ED - generously supported by Prince's Trust and NatWest Bank. Most recently, I became an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Music Diploma.

at a glance

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piano, music theory, GCSE/A level Music tuition

piano accompaniment

collaborative piano

competition and audition training


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higher Education

Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

Homerton College, University of cambridge

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Goldsmiths College, University of london

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