A native of Riga, Latvia, Diana Ketler began her piano studies at the age of 5, encouraged by both her parents. Her father, a well-known operatic baritone, and her mother, a choral conductor and singing teacher, were her early inspiration and source of her love for the opera and for the musical collaboration with other artists.
Diana started performing as a soloist at an early age, giving her debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11.
Diana’s concert life as a soloist and chamber musicians has taken her to many great musical centres of Europe, Asia and the USA. She performed at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Prinzregententheater in Munich, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Centre in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London,Suntory Hall and Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Osaka Symphony Hall, Konzertgebouw in Rotterdam, Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
Diana is a regular guest at the prominent international festivals, such as Lucerne, Gstaad and Boswil Festivals in Switzerland, Kuhmo Festival in Finland, Rheingau Festival in Germany, Wiener Musikwochen and Carintischer Sommer in Austria, Oxford Chamber Music Festival.
Diana has recorded five award-winning CDs with the Solo Musica in Munich.
Diana has a keen interest in contemporary repertoire and has worked with composers such as Peteris Vasks, Arvo Part, Franco Donatoni, Gyorgy Ligeti.
Diana is a founding member of the Ensemble Raro, one of the most exceptional and highly acclaimed chamber groups in Europe. Together they have recorded five award-winning CDs, which were released by Solo Musica in Munich.
Diana has always had a passion for new projects. Besides SoNoRo, she and Razvan Popovici founded the Chiemgauer Musikfruehling Festival in Bavaria, where Diana is thenArtistic Director.
Diana is a Piano Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Diana is a recipient of the Latvian Great Music Award, Latvia’s highest distinction in the field of classical music.
In 2016 Diana was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
In her spare time, Diana loves to read and she also writes poetry