Daumants Liepiņš is one of the piano world’s most tantalizing new talents and recently topped Pianist Magazine’s list of ‘Pianists to Look Out For in 2020’. In 2019, he was awarded the Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. In December 2020, his debut album of Rachmaninoff and Zemzaris received Supersonic Award by the prestigious European music journal Pizzicato. Daumants will soon appear in recital at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival, the most prestigious classical music festival in the Baltic States, the Gasteig in Munich, and the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. He looks forward to concerto appearances in Madrid, Bilbao, Granada, and Tenerife.
Daumants has already performed as a soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Georgian National Symphony Orchestra, and the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. He is contracted to record for the Steinway and Naxos labels, and just now released his debut album featuring music of Rachmaninoff and Zemzaris. For the next season, Daumants looks forward to a tour with orchestras from the Iberian Peninsula.
In 2017, Daumants won the Young Artist of the Year prize at the Lielā Mūzikas Balva (the Latvian National Grand Music Award), the most prestigious awards ceremony for classical musicians in Latvia. He is firmly established as a core artist in his home country, a territory known for exporting musicians of world-class quality from Andris Nelsons to Baibe Skride.
Daumants has been a prizewinner at numerous instrumental competitions, including the George Enescu International Piano Competition, Special Prize for Artistry at the Tbilisi International Piano Competition, First Prize of the Maria Canals Piano Competition, the Nordic Piano Competition, and the James Mottram International Piano Competition. He signed to Nordic Artists Management (Filomentina Høgsholm) in 2019.
Since September 2020, he is Artist-in-Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the piano section of Louis Lortie. Daumants currently studies at the Ingesund School of Music at Karlstad University, Sweden, with Professor Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist.