Sabine Kezbere (Sabīne Ķezbere, b. 1985 in Riga) is a contemporary music composer from Latvia, living in Norway. She is also a piano and music theory teacher who sometimes likes to do a little bit of art like painting.
In 2011, Sabine Kezbere received Master's Degree in Composition at the Latvian Academy of Music. She also studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Lasse Thoresen, where she became particularly interested in spectromorphology as a compositional tool. Sabine is a member of the Latvian Composers’ Union. In 2011, She received the Tālivaldis Ķeniņš composers’ award.
Sabine has achieved success at several composition competitions, collaborating with the Latvian Radio Choir, the RIGA Professional Symphonic Band, being selected for the Ung Nordisk Musikk festival (Copenhagen, 2011 and Reykjavík, 2012), the festival Arena (Riga, 2011), the ISCM World New Music Days (Košice, Bratislava, Vienna, 2013). Her choir work The Dowry Song was performed in the International Choral Competition Maribor (Slovenia, 2009) and the VIII Pärnu International Choir Festival (Estonia, 2010).
Sabine’s composition style is a combination of the fragile and aggressive, emotional and rational, calmness and energy. The form is clear. Directness is present.