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Nora Luse
started studying piano in Riga, Latvia. From 1974 she studied at Moscow State Conservatoire. In 1980 Nora Luse became a laureate of the Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli (Italy) and completed her piano and musicology courses. In 1981 Nora Luse was appointed as a piano teacher at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. Along with her pedagogical activity, she enjoyed a successful career as a performer and made recordings for Latvia Radio.

In 1985 she obtained the Doctor of Arts degree and published monograph History of Organ Art in Latvia (in Latvian). In 2003 she obtained the Doctor of Pedagogy degree and published the second monograph Latvian Pianists-Pedagogues (in Latvian). Her research interests integrate musicology and pedagogy. Since 2007 Nora Luse is a member of Latvian Composers Union, associated professor and researcher at Scientific Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology at Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy.

Nora Luse created an international music event Janis Norvilis International Competition for Young Pianists (2011). 

Riga International Competition for Young Pianists was founded in 2012 by Nora Luse for bringing people together and sharing young pianists extraordinary gifts and allowing them to communicate through the language of music.