Since his concerto debut at the age of ten, pianist Reinis Zarins has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist throughout Europe and North America. Equally at home in classical and contemporary repertoire, his passion lies in the creation of programmes and interpretations that explore the deeper reasons and purposes behind the music, and to share them with his audiences.
Presently resident in London, Reinis Zarins regularly performs in his native Latvia and
enthusiastically champions the work of Latvian composers. He has won the country’s Grand
Music Award three times in the category “Outstanding interpretation”.
Laureate of 11 international competitions, Reinis has appeared in various music festivals, including Lucerne Festival, Bath International Music festival and Scotia Festival of Music. His thoughtful virtuosity has gathered audiences in Wigmore hall in London, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York’s Weill Recital hall in Carnegie hall, and Tchaikovsky Concert hall in Moscow. Reinis has collaborated with leading orchestras, like Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Ostrobothnian Chamber orchestra, and conductors Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Pablo Heras-Casado and Diego Masson, among others.
In addition, he strives to intensify the impact of live music by developing new multimedia
projects – for example, the show Seasons in collaboration with choreographer Kirill Burlov, as
well as MusicPaintingLive project with painter Maryleen Schiltkamp.
After his foundational studies in Latvia, Reinis won several scholarships to refine his talent at Yale School of Music (USA) and the Royal Academy of Music in London.