Liene Andreta Kalnciema was born in Riga, capital of Latvia. She developed her talent both in piano and organ performance. Liene Andreta Kalnciema was studying piano performance at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with Prof. Ventis Zilberts and at the Estonian Academy of Music with Prof. Ivari llja graduating with master degree /2006/.
Studies for master degree in organ performance at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music she graduated with Prof. Vita Kalnciema /2011/. Liene Andreta Kalnciema was granted awards in various international piano and organ competitions:
Darius Milhaud International Piano Competition – First Prize, Paris, 1997
Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition – First Prize, Paris, 1998
Written acknowledgement and prize from the Ministry of Culture of Latvia for outstanding success in this competition.
International S. Vainiunas Piano Competition – Diploma, 2001
Petr Eben International Organ Competition – First Prize and Prize for the best performance of Petr Eben works – Opava, Czech Republic, 2010
César Franck International Organ Competition – Third Prize , Haarlem, The Netherlands, 2013
Wadden Sea International Organ Competition – Third Prize, Esbjerg, Denmark, 2017
Liene Andreta Kalnciema participated in various masterclasses and performed in Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Canada, Czech Republic, Belarus, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Latvia both as soloist and chamber musician.
She has taken part in international organ and chamber music festivals – 16th International Organ Music festival in Prague (2011); International Organ music festivals in Belgium and Poland (2013); 8th International Vox Angelica festival in Jūrmala (2015); The International organ music festival „Rīgas Doms 2015” (2015) etc.
Regularly collaborated with different choirs, ensembles and soloists. Since 2006 – organist of Martin Church in Riga. She is permanent participant in organ music concerts at the Riga Cathedral and since 2009 she is an accompanist at the Latvian Academy of Music.