Nino Gvetadze, piano

Nino Gvetadze's career blossomed after winning the Second Prize, Press Prize and Audience Award at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht in 2008. Soon after her success at the Liszt Competition Nino received a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2010. Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nino Gvetadze studied with Veronika Tumanishvili, Nodar Gabunia and Nana Khubutia. After her graduation in the Tbilisi Conservatory, Nino moved to the Netherlands, where she studied with Paul Komen and Jan Wijn. Nino received various awards, among those: Grant of the foundation of "solo" founded by Elisabeth Leonskaya, Grand prize and 2 special prizes at the YPF Piano Competition, Netherlands.

From the age of 6 Nino has performed with orchestras. She has played with such conductors as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michel Plasson, Michel Tabachnik, Jansug Kakhidze, Martin Sieghart and John Axelrod, and performed with such orchestras as the Brussels Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Dutch Radio Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hague Residence Orchestra, Limburg- and Brabants Symphony, Rheinische Philharmonie and Seoul Philharmonic.

She has participated in various music festivals around the world including chamber music with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Spoleto Festival, recital in Bayreuth, Germany on the Grand piano of Franz Liszt, Recital in the Pro Musica Preisträger am Klavier-Zyklus in Hannover, a China/Korea tour in July 2010, concert with the Georgian Sinfonietta on the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin, Germany, recitals and chamber music on the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Concert with Brussels Philharmonic during the Brahms Festival in Brussels, Belgium and many others.

In 2009 Nino was appointed as Artist in Residence in the Anton Philips Hall, The Hague, Netherlands, where she performed various concerts including solo recitals, chamber music concerts as well as the concerts with Orchestras. In March 2010 she performed on the famous Grand piano of Vladimir Horowitz live on Dutch Television. In 2009 Brilliant Classics released a CD of Nino Gvetadze featuring the piano repertoire of Modest Mussorgsky. Together with violinist Frederieke Saeijs, she recorded complete Sonatas of Carl Maria von Weber for Naxos. Her radio recordings are frequently broadcast by different channels of European TV and Radio.

Recently Nino recorded a CD of piano works of Franz Liszt. CD, released by Orchid Classics in July 2011 and dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the birth of a great composer.

Nino plays on a Steinway Grand Piano, kindly lent to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation.

Nino Gvetadze will sign copies of her new CD ‘Widmung: Piano works by Franz Liszt’ after the concert on Saturday 1 October 2011.


Artist image: © Sussie Ahlburg


Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra