Elizabete Balčus
Elizabete Balčus

Session 4: Create

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Elizabete Balčus


Elizabete Balčus is a musician and performing artist who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged juxtapositions of genres. One of the instruments she plays is a synthesizer, which means that she can incorporate fruit and vegetables and play them as instruments.

Elizabete recently released her album CONARIUM which received a nomination at Zelta mikrofons 2017, the Annual Latvian Music Recording Award, for Best Alternative or Indie Pop Album of the Year. This year, Elizabete was the sole Baltic states’ representative at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK.

Her musical roots stretch back to childhood with her musical education at the Emils Darzins Music School and the Jazeps Medins Music School where she specialized in the flute. She continued her studies at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, studying classical music as well as jazz and popular music. She also studied vocal performance, composition and flute at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome. In 2011, she independently released her first EP Wooden Horse which received the Annual Latvian Music Recording Award for Best Debut. In addition to her solo career, Elizabete plays in the indie-pop band Sus Dungo, as well as with punk-rock orchestra Gatis Ziema un Karaliska Dekadence. She also writes music for the theatre and acts in theatre productions.