Piano Faculty member Dr. Valentina Gottlieb returned from the 8th SUMMERTIME, the International Festival in Latvia. Leading opera singers, chamber and symphony orchestras, jazz groups from Austria, Italy, Germany, USA, UK, Spain and Latvia gave two concerts daily for a week in August. Latvian Radio, TV and newspapers provided full coverage. Besides a recital with the violinist D. Lisker Dr. Gottlieb gave piano and chamber music Master Classes. Level of students from European music colleges was high. Kulturas Diena newspaper wrote: “Violinist David Liskerâ€™s performance in excellent collaboration with pianist Valentina Gottlieb demonstrated a cultivated artistic taste, skilful use of timbral colors and nuanced emotionality.