Critics have praised Tamara’s "effortless technique," "fetching temperament" and "unusual ability to communicate in a unique way with her audience."
The Georgian pianist Tamara Kordzadze was introduced to the piano at an early age by her mother Natalia Sikharulidze, and her extraordinary talent had been already recognized while she was still very young. From a very early age, live concerts broadcast on TV and radio, as well as numerous appearances in newspapers, made Tamara Kordzadze famous not only in Georgia, but also throughout Europe. Since the age of six, she has been giving annual concerts - both as a recitalist and as a soloist - with various orchestras and has performed in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Grand Teatre del Liceu, Tonhalle Zurich, Paleis Het Loo and in many European countries, the USA, Asia, Russia and Georgia. She currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
Tamara has been distinguished and has won prizes - including 1st prizes - at numerous national and international piano competitions. She was also awarded as "the best performer of a classical sonata" in Greece, "the best performer of a Debussy prelude" in Portugal, "the special critics prize" in Italy, "Nicati-de Luze prise" as well as at the "Landolt Competition" in Switzerland. Moreover, she has received several prestigious scholarships: an honorary prize awarded annually to talented young Georgians by the President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze; The Stanislav Neuhaus Foundation, and the charity program "New Names" in Moscow.
After studying in Tbilisi, Georgia with Prof. Dodo Tsintsadze and Prof. Manana Doidjashvili, she received a full scholarship from the "Lyra Foundation" to continue her studies at the Zurich University of The Arts with Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov. During this period she completed her education as a pianist with master classes given by Dimitri Bashkirov, Eliso Virsaladze, Paul Badura-Skoda, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Vladimir Kreinev.
Her repertoire of piano solo music, piano concertos, and chamber music includes a considerable number of masterpieces from the early baroque to the 20th century.
Apart from her activities as a solo pianist, Tamara Kordzadze is also founder and president of "Vivace" – an association that promotes and supports musically talented children and adults in Georgia. She has long been organizing concerts for talented Georgians in Europe, and sending them to international master classes and festivals. "Vivace" also helps them with scholarships, instruments, and purchases goods for music schools, among many other tasks.
Additionally, she was co-founder, board member, and head of international relationships of the association „Youth Classics“ and „International Music Week Montepulciano“ from 2009 to 2014. That aimed to support and challenge young artists throughout the world. She utilizes her contacts with numerous conservatories and music schools in order to find talented musicians from all over the world and, together with foundations and private sponsors, Ms. Kordzadze is helping students who have financial problems by granting them scholarships, promoting them, and assisting them with their management issues.
Leading two associations, successfully working on over 30 projects, and helping over 200 young musicians gave Tamara Kordzadze substantial experience and ultimately led to the „Unite Classics“ Association in order to make classical music accessible to a wider, new audience with innovative projects.
In addition, Tamara Kordzadze endows others with her diversified experiences as a Solo Pianist, as well as in chamber music master by teaching at variety of master classes. Furthermore, she is a jury member at several international competitions. Tamara Kordzadze is teaching at the Zurich Conservatory and her piano class counts over 53 Prizewinners of international and national piano competitions.
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