Piano: Eneida Larti

In demand as an adjudicator, she has served on juries in Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska. An active member of the Music Teachers National Association, Dr. Larti is invited regularly to present at the MTNA National Convention and most recently presented lectures at the 2019 National Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Conference in Chicago, the 2019 Idaho State, and the Colorado State MTNA Conferences. In 2019, Dr. Larti completed a weeklong residency in Fairbanks, Alaska where she presented masterclasses and her lecture “Learning through imagery: A multisensory approach for successful outcomes” for the Interior Alaska Keyboard Teachers Association.

As a soloist, Dr. Larti has earned prizes in numerous competitions, such as the Tunnel Concerto Competition, MTNA competition, and Ladies’ Music Club competition among others. She has performed throughout the United States and in Turkey, Albania, Switzerland, and France. As a chamber musician, she performs with the Hammers & Reeds piano trio, which brings new works to audiences throughout the Northwest. She has worked with cellist Ralph Kirschbaum, Anne Epperson, and the world-renowned Takács Quartet. Recent collaborations include Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor, Josef Rheinberger’s Piano Sextet with the Palouse Wind Quintet, Gabriel Pierne Sonata da Camera for flute, cello, piano, and John Steinmetz’s Sonata for Bassoon and Piano for the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s American Music Concert at the University of Idaho.

Dr. Larti completed her doctoral studies at the University of Colorado under the guidance of

Dr. Andrew Cooperstock, her master of music in performance with Dr. Karen Shaw at Indiana University, and the undergraduate studies with professor Ernestine Scott at Oklahoma City University. A community-minded entrepreneur, Dr. Larti is co-founder of AIMCreate, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities and funding for underprivileged students who wish to pursue music.