Latvian Kristiana Ignatjeva studied at the Purcell School with Robert Cohen and is now is at the RCM with Melissa Phelps, having obtained degrees with distinction in Master of Performance and Bachelor of Music. Last season she gave concerto performances with the London Mozart Players, Essex Symphony Orchestra and Nottingham Symphony Orchestra. Kristiana has given recitals across Europe and North America in major concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, RFH, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. She enjoys playing chamber music and regularly takes part in chamber music festivals across Europe. In 2018 Kristiana was selected for the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. She has also taken part in LSO's string experience scheme and ENO's scheme.
*See the panel for details of her events in the 2019 LDSM festival.