The commissioned composer has studied composition in Australia and the UK, developing a passion for choral, orchestral and chamber music writing. Her work is rapidly gaining attention through performances in Australia and Europe, and has been broadcast on both national and international radio. Growing up in a Latvian family has had a significant impact on Ella's musical experiences and compositional style. She has been an active member of the Australian Latvian community, performing, composing and arranging music for various ensembles and occasions. The small Baltic nation of Latvia has a rich singing tradition, and the use of the musical voice permeates many aspects of Latvian culture and life. Thus it is not surprising that Ella's compositional choices have embraced the singing tradition. She has received commissions from prestigious ensembles and organisations such as State Choir LATVIJA, Latvian choir Pernigele, The Song Company, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Young Adelaide Voices, The Judgment of Paris Recorder Ensemble and the Sydney Latvian Society. Her music has been performed by esteemed musicians and ensembles such as cellists Jānis Laurs and Ewen Bramble, pianist Michael Ierace, violinist Goetz Richter, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir, the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music University Choir, and Latvian choir ANIMA.
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