Piano: Eneida Larti

Known for her colorful and imaginative sound, Dr. Eneida Larti enjoys an exciting career as a performer, educator, and chamber musician. An assistant professor at the University of Idaho, Dr. Larti leads the areas of collaborative piano and piano pedagogy, and is currently serving as Interim Director of Graduate Studies.

As a soloist, Dr. Larti has earned prizes in numerous competitions and has performed throughout the United States, 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. Recent concerts featured the world premiere of the Quintet for Piano and Winds by Nansi Carroll and Refractions by Dylan Champagne, as well as a program of piano and cello works by women composers. She has worked with cellist Ralph Kirschbaum, Anne Epperson, and the world-renowned Takács Quartet.

In demand as an adjudicator, she has served on juries in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Idaho, Missouri, Texas, and Washington. An active member of the Music Teachers National Association, Dr. Larti is invited regularly to present for Pedagogy Saturday at the MTNA National Convention. Her research on mental practice techniques was presented at the 2021 National Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Conference and at the 2021 Colorado State MTNA Conference. Recent presentations include the Aureus Academy in Singapore and the Idaho Music Teachers Association Conference.

Dr. Larti’s students have earned prices at the MTNA state competitions in Idaho and Colorado, have presented at the MTNA national conference every year, and have worked with esteemed pianists and pedagogues such as Martin Katz, Anne Epperson, Anne-Marie McDermott, and more.

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.