BANDS

ABOUT ME AND MY BANDS…

Diana Pirags is a well known talented professional singer,composer, the owner of a strong and recognizable voice with a touch of a latin charm.Diana sings in 8 languages – russian,latvian,english,arabian,portuguese,french,italian and spanish.Work in different styles of music – Jazz, Latino, Pop, House, Hip Hop, Rock and  Soul. Besides the vocal arts she plays flute and piano. Diana takes part in many local and international projects in cooperation with major artists of Italy, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, USA ,Brazil, Chile & Spain .

Diana Pirags was born in Riga,  in 1984 to a very musical family. As her mother is a singer – Olga Pirags as well, she has been close to music and singing at all times. As a child Diana took piano  lessons and sang at every opportunity. When she was 8 years old her interest in music was enhanced by an inspiring teacher who thought that music was the best way to bring people together. Diana discovered a love of music and that she wanted to be a singer. Diana has been a joyful, talented and musical kid since early childhood. Having graduated Pavula Jurjana Music School flute class in 2000 year, later Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy  in 2006.

Her interest in  music grew. She began experimenting with different kinds of vocal music and finally decided to pursue a career as a professional singer.During her college years, she started singing and performing with many musicians from Latvia, in various styles including pop, salsa, rumba – flamenco, lounge, soulful and latin – house. Favorite singers: Nina Pastori ,Celia Cruz, Chaka Khan,Tina Turner, Gal Costa and many others…

Diana has participated in concerts and musical projects such as: „Hamburg Music college & theathre” under Prof. Dr. Kristop Senher direction & Latvian Chamber Coir “Fortius”,”Džeza brāļi”, „Time after time”, „Animales Ingratos „(Ukraine) and many others.

Max Warshavsky (Germany),Tiago Loei (Brazil),Raimonds Pauls,Gunars Rozenbergs & Mirage Jazz Orhcestra, Raitis Asmanis bigband etc…
Diana Pirags is a lead-singer and participant in such groups as: „Smooth band”, „Gipsymania, „Le Petit Paris”, „Chocolad”, „Ritmo Tropicana”, and joins in musical projects like Futura Fashion, „ No Drums No Problem, „Baltic Breeze”,”Jazzy” and many others.
Participated  in many festivals, competitions and master-classes in: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweeden, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Czech republic.
I.prize “Berliner Perle” (Germany),I.prize „Dinaz Stars” (Latvia),I prize „Saules Starini”(Latvia), I. Prize “Star Chance”(Latvia), Nominated in competitions: “Morning Star” (Russia – Latvia), “Slavianski Bazaar” diplomant and nomination for special prize (Belorusia), Finalist of Eurovision song contest(Latvia), competition “Lady Summertime” (Finland) diploma, competition “Sony Jazz Stage” diploma, competition “Jazz Voices” (Lithuania) diploma. Festivals like: “Bildes”, “Rigas Ritmi”, “Saulkrasti Jazz”, “Liepajas dzintars”(Latvia), “Moscow Jazz”,(Russia), “Jazz in Odessa”(Ukraina), “Sing Jazz” (Liethuania),Eurovoice Song contest 2010 – Greece,Musu Zelta Dziesma 2011 (TV3) , Jazz Joy Spring 2013 (Daugavpils),Sharq Taronalari 2013 (Uzbekistan).