Rūta Dūduma-Ķirse is a laureate of several international competitions. She was the winner of the Nõmme Jazz competition in 2013 and a finalist at Riga Jazz Stage in 2014. She has participated in a variety of Latvian television shows, including the Eurovision national selection in 2012 and 2013. She has performed at the Kaunas Jazz (Lithuania), Turku Jazz (Finland), Juu Jääb (Estonia), Rīgas Ritmi (Latvia), and Jazz’n Chişinău (Moldova) festivals, among others, and has collaborated with such wellknown Latvian musicians and composers as Maestro Raimonds Pauls, Intars Busulis, Jolanta Gulbe, and the Latvian Radio Big Band. Dūduma- Ķirse graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and is currently a soloist with the vocal jazz ensemble Framest.