Ieva Klingenberga was born on September 17, 1986 in Riga, Latvia. She studied music theory and composition at the Emīls Dārziņš College of Music (2002–2006). In 2006, she started her studies of composition at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with Andris Vecumnieks, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2010. Ieva Klingenberga improved her knowledge of composition at the Sibelius Academy of Music, Helsinki in 2008. She studied there as a part of the Socrates/Erasmus student exchange programme with Lauri Kilpiö. Ieva Klingenberga earned her Master’s degree in composition at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in 2012 with Rolands Kronlaks.
In March, 2013 as a trainee during the Erasmus Student Placement programme in Trieste (Italy), she improved her knowledge of audio-visual composition with Paolo Pachini at the Conservatorio di Musica G.Tartini di Trieste. Currently she studies for the Master in audio-visual composition (Composizione videomusicale) with Paolo Pachini at the Conservatorio di Musica G.Tartini di Trieste (Italy).
Ieva Klingenberga has participated at the International Latvian Young Musicians’ Camp in Ogre (2004), the Donaueschinger Musiktage Workshops for students The Next Generation (2009, 2010, 2011) and the Workshop for students as a part of the Schwetzinger Festspiele (2010) in Germany. In 2012 she participated in The Latvia Project (her piece Der Schizophrene was specially composed for this project, which was performed by Swiss contemporary music ensemble UMS ‘n JIP), attended the Nordplus IP Music Laboratory PROCESS 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania (her piece PROCESS by Swedish percussion ensemble Evolution was performed there), attended the European Media Training workshop Summer MEDIA Studio in Juodkrante, Lithuania and composed the music for a short fiction film Phobophobia. She received a scholarship and attended concerts and workshops at Gaudeamus Music Week 2012 in Utrecht and was an active participant at the Matrix12 on Tour in Warsaw. She is also a participant of the five year project Fair opera which is organized by Kulturverket in Umeå (Sweden) and in 2013 she took a part in a unique international opera workshop in Umeå as a part of their project.
Since 2012 Ieva Klingenberga is a member of the Latvian Composers’ Union. Her music has also been performed at the contemporary music festival Latvian New Music Days in Riga (2010, 2011, 2012) and in other concerts in Latvia. In 2013 her audio-visual work Tanzerin was selected for the final World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project and was a part of the 12th Annual CSUF New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century (at the Grand Central Arts Theater, an arts center in Santa Ana that is part of Cal State Fullerton, USA). She always likes to take a part in many interesting projects and compose music in various different genres of music, mostly where music and other arts been combined (multimedia).
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