October 19-24, 2015

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Nino Bakradze


Nino Bakradze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia into a family of musicians. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Tbilisi V. Saradjishvili State Conservatory as a student of  Svetlana Korsantia. Ms. Bakradze completed a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory with Alexander Korsantia in 2013, and a Professional Studies Certificate from The Boston Conservatory with Jonathan Bass in 2014.  She is currently enrolled in the DMA program in Piano Performance at the University of Arizona where she studies with Professor Tannis Gibson

From a very early age, Ms. Bakradze has presented piano recitals worldwide including Finland, Poland, Armenia, Georgia, China, Spain, Brazil, and the USA.  Most recently, she became Silver Medalist of Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA 2015), First Prize winner of Lois Trester Piano Competition (USA 2015), Winner of President’s Concerto Competition at University of Arizona and Prize winner of USASU Bosendorfer International Piano Competition (Phoenix AZ, 2015).  In 2014, she was a Prizewinner in Spain’s Maria Canals International Piano Competition, and in 2012, she was awarded Third Place at the BNDS International Piano Competition of Rio de Janeiro. She won both New England Conservatory’s Concerto Competition and the Piano Honors Competition. Ms. Bakradze was a prize winner at the International A. Khachaturian Competition in Armenia, and Second Place at the J. Flier International Piano Competition. Awards from within her home country include First Place at the N. Gabunia National Competition and the Roza Rozhok and Emil Gurevich Young Georgian Piano Competitions.

Nino Bakradze has participated in master classes of Dimitri Alekseev, Eteri Anjaparidze, Natalia Trull, H.Y. Shtrub, Vladimer Feltsman, Suzan Star, Robert Hamilton, Philip Kawin, Alexander Slobodianik, Pol Ostrovski, John O’Connor, and Jon Nakamatsu. Nino also participated in the Tsintsadze Festivals of Chamber Ensembles in Georgia and Dittsenbach’s Summer Art Festival of Borjomi, also in Georgia.   She has received grants from the Heinrich Neuhaus Fund, the Gillet Fund, and from the President and Prime Minister of Georgia. She is a recipient of Medici Foundation and National Society of Art and Letters.


First Round
J.S. Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 18 in G-sharp minor, BWV 887, WTC II
Chopin Etude in G-sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 6
Debussy Estampes
Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux in D major, Op. 23  No. 9

Semifinal Round
Beethoven Sonata in A –flat major, Op. 26
Gabunia Children’s Pieces for Grown-Ups
   Crooning to the Handbell
   Ketch Me if You Can
Gounod/Liszt Valse de l’opéra Faust de Gounod

Final Round
Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58


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