Liene Madern-Stradina & Cutting Edge

Liene Madern-Stradina (Latvia) specializes in playing historic keyboard instruments – harpsichord, fortepiano and organ. Her focus is on music from the 17th and 18th century music.

She graduated in piano performance (Master) at the Conservatory of Latvia. Afterwards followed a year long study harpsichord on an Erasmus exchange with Ton Koopman at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. This turned into a Bachelor study there with Ton Koopman, Fabio Bonizzoni and Patrick Ayrton, and fortepiano with Bart van Oort.

At this moment following Master study ‘Early Keyboards’ at Amsterdam Conservatory, where she studies harpsichord with Menno van Delft, fortepiano with Richard Egarr and organ with Pieter van Dijk.

She has masterclasses piano followed o.a Volker Banfield, Willem Brons, Erik Tawastjerna, Grzegorz Kurzyński, Stephan Möller. In fortepiano by Paul Badura – Skoda (during Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht) and Yury Martinov. Harpsichord with Bob van Asperen o.a, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Christopher Stembridge.

Some of the events she performs are Stockholm Early Music Festival (2012), Latvia Early Music Festival, fringe concerts in Utrecht Early Music Festival (2016). Next to solo keyboard concert activities, she performs with her ensembles: ‘La Maquina del Tiempo “(harpsichord/organ), ‘Più Corde (fortepiano) and ‘Cutting Edge’ – ensemble specialising in 18th century improvisation practice.