Violinist Marta Spārniņa spent a happy childhood in the town of Madona. At the age of six she began playing violin, because her family home lacked space for a piano. It turned out to be a great decision, because already then Marta profoundly enjoyed playing in ensemble and orchestra. Consequently, she has studied in Emīls Dārziņš Music Highschool with Ludmila Girska, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with Valdis Zariņš, as well as in the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Michael Schnitzler and Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin with Ulf Wallin.
Marta Spārniņa has acquired professional experience in both Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra. In 2009 she became Sinfonietta Rīga concertmaster, and since 2011 is the first violin of Spīķeru String Quartet. She has performed with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and as a guest concertmaster with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.