Madara Knezina was born on May 24, 2009 in Riga, Latvia. Her first experience in music was playing the piano.
From September 1, 2016 Madara is studies oboe at the National Art Secondary School “Emila Darzina Music school” in Riga. Her oboe teacher is a prominent Latvian oboist Kristine Kupca.
Madara is several competitions laureate in Latvia and outbroad. Some competitions are VIII Stockholm International Music Competition 2021 – Sweden (2nd place), II Brussels International Music Competition – Belgium (2nd place), King’s Peak International Music Competition – USA (1st place), The MAP International Music Competition – USA (2nd place), The Music Competition Online – France (1st place).
In May 2021, Madara received an award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia for success in international competitions.
Madara likes to be on the stage. Her dream is to play as a soloist and would also be honored to play in the Latvian Symphony Orchestra.
Madara’s hobby is horse riding and does it very well. She also like to swim and draw. Madara is very positive.
You can find Madara’s 2022 Classical Music Competition oboe performance here.