Solo viola Ilze Klava is from Latvia and joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. She was raised in a family of professional musicians, with no less than four viola players over three generations.
Ms Klava studied at the Musik Akademie in Latvia. She has been a member of the RIX Piano Quartet for more than 20 years, and has performed as soloist with a number of orchestras.
The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 250 Anniversary in 2015 with a series of new commissions; OPUS 250. In January 2015, Ilze Klava performed the world premiere of the concerto written for her by Olav Berg. The premiere is available in our Digital Concert Hall.