Andjaparidze, Eteri

Pianist Eteri Andjaparidze has gained international acclaim as one of the most multifaceted artists and insightful pedagogues. She has performed on concert stages around the globe in solo and collaborative recitals and as guest soloist with major orchestras including London Symphony, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Beijing and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras, Russian State Symphony, Moscow State Philharmonic, Moscow Radio Symphony, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Georgian State and Tbilisi Symphony Orchestras, under the baton of Franz-Paul Decker, James DePreist, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Djansug Kakhidze, Michel Plasson, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Temirkanov, and Pascal Verrot among others.

Highlights of her international festival engagements as an artist and faculty have included Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, International Keyboard Institue and Festival, Mannes Sounds Festival, NYU Summer Piano Intensive, Round Top Festival-Institute, Piano Summer at New Paltz, Los Angeles International Piano Symposium, Piano Festival Northwest, Apollo Music Festival, Todi International Music Masters Festival, Festival International de Colmar, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Duszniki- Zdroj International Chopin Festival, White Nights, Russian Winter, Neuhaus Piano Festival, and Autumn Tbilisi Music Festival to name a few. Her discography on Naxos, Marco Polo, and Melodiya labels includes solo albums nominated for Grammy and Deutsche Schallpla en awards.

Andjaparidze was born to a musical family in Tbilisi, Georgia; her mother was pianist, Yvetta Bachtadze, her father, Zurab Andjaparidze, the leading tenor with the Bolshoi Opera. Andjaparidze studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Vera Gornostaeva, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. The youngest participant, she received Fourth Prize at the Fifth Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow and was the first Soviet pianist to win Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition. Her awards include the International Friendship Order, Georgian Order of Honor, and People’s Artist of Georgia title. Andjaparidze is teaching on the piano faculties at NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music in New York. She has conducted master classes worldwide and served as Head of the Keyboard Programs and Professor of Piano at DePaul University in Chicago, the State University of New York, the Moscow and Tbilisi State Conservatoires and as Visiting Professor at Xi’an and Foshan Conservatories in China.

A Steinway Artist, Andjaparidze is founder and artistic director of an artistic/educational program AmerKlavier that has presented myriads of thematic festivals and musical offerings and is the first piano performance studio named to the International Steinway Artists roster.

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