Diana Ketler was born in Riga into a well-known family of musicians. She trained at the Emils Darzins Specialist Music School and the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Diana has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, Atheneum in Bucharest, Gasteig and Prinzregententheater in Munich.
She played at numerous festivals, such as ‘Lucerne Festival’, ‘Rheingau Musik Festival’, ‘Carintisher Sommer’, ‘Boswil Sommer Festival’, ‘Spoletto Festival’, ‘Oxford Chamber Music Festival’ and many others.
Diana also has a great interest in contemporary music and has worked with composers such as Gyorgy Ligeti, Franco Donatoni, Peteris Vasks, Santa Ratniece, Marcelo Nisinman and others. She is a professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has given masterclasses in Norway, Spain, the Czech Republic, Japan, Latvia, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
Diana is a co-founder of the Interferent International Chamber Music Workshop, which takes place in Romania, Italy, Ukraine and Germany. She co-founded the Ensemble Raro, one of today’s most acclaimed young chamber music groups. Diana is the artistic director of the ‘Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Festival’ in Bavaria, Germany and of the ‘SoNoRo Festival’ in Bucharest, Romania.