Flutist Agita Arista was born and received her musical education in Latvia. In 2004 Mrs. Arista earned her Master’s degree in Chamber Music performance and in 2001 she received her Bachelor degree in flute performance, chamber music, orchestral performance and music education from the J?zeps V?tols Latvian Academy of Music (Riga, Latvia) where she studied with professor J?nis Ma?eckis (chamber music) and Professor Vilnis Strauti?š (flute). From 1999-2000 Mrs. Arista studied flute with professor Carlo Jans at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg.
Agita has continued to perfect her flute and chamber music skills under professor Craig Goodman (France), Ms. Annet Joffoldi (Hungary), professor William Bennett (UK) and Mr. Robert Stallman (US).
In the US she has appeared with the Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society of Boston Chamber Orchestra, MIT Concert Choir Symphony Orchestra and the Tchaikovsky Festival Orchestra in Indianapolis, IN. Mrs. Arista has been a member of three Latvian orchestras – Liep?ja Symphony Orchestra, R?ga’s Chamber Musicians and R?ga’s Festival Orchestra.
She often is involved in various chamber music projects and continuously commissions and premiers new works for flute. In the summer of 2017 she was a producer and participant of a Latvian Chamber Music Concert which was held during the XIV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Baltimore, MD at the American Visionary Art Museum.
In 2015 she was presented The Latvian Heritage Foundation of Boston Oscars Award for showcasing Latvian music in US and abroad. In 2014 Mrs. Arista was invited to the International Flute Festival in Lima, Peru. In 2015 she participated with a music program of Latvian composers at the Florida Flute Association Flute Convention and a solo Recital at the Rollins College Music Department.
Mrs. Arista participated and won prizes in national as well as international competitions, including, the best chamber group of J?zeps V?tols Latvian Academy of Music (2003), the International Chamber Music competition in Klaip?da, Lithuania (2003) and the Alexander Tansman 5th International Competition of Musical Personalities in ?ód?, Poland (2004).
In teaching she likes to identify every students needs and to help them achieve their best, particularly, taking time to establish good foundation and paying attention to the importance of physical ease playing instrument.