Eteri Andjaparidze has gained international acclaim as a multifaceted artist and insightful pedagogue. Her discography on Naxos, Marco Polo, and Melodia labels includes Grammy and Deutsche Schallplatten awards-nominated solo albums. She has appeared around the globe in solo recitals, chamber programs, and as guest soloist with major orchestras and conductors. Her international festival engagements include Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, IKIF, Mannes Sounds Festival, NYU Summer Piano Intensive, Round Top Festival-Institute, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Los Angeles International Piano Symposium, Piano Festival Northwest, Southeastern Piano Festival, Apollo Music Festival, Puerto Piano, Bermuda Piano Festival, Villa Sandra Piano Academy, Todi International Music Masters, Festival International de Colmar, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Duszniki-Zdroj Chopin Festival, White Nights, Russian Winter, Neuhaus Piano Festival, and Autumn Tbilisi. A Steinway Artist, Andjaparidze has founded and directed special projects and festivals such as The United Sounds of America, PianoTheatre, Eteriani, and AmerKlavier, the first piano performance studio named to the International Steinway Artists roster. She teaches on the piano faculties at NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music, and has served as Head of the Keyboard Program and Professor of Piano at DePaul University, Chicago, the SUNY, the Moscow and Tbilisi State Conservatoires, and as visiting professor with masterclass series worldwide. Born to a family of musicians in Tbilisi, Georgia – her father, Zurab Andjaparidze, the leading tenor with the Bolshoi Opera and mother, pianist Yvetta Bachtadze, a student of Alexander Iokheles from Konstantin Igumnov’s piano lineage – she studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Vera Gornostaeva, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. The youngest participant, Andjaparidze received Fourth Prize at the Fifth Tchaikovsky International Competition, Moscow, and was the first Soviet pianist to win Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition. Her awards include People’s Friendship Order, Order of Honor, and People's Artist of Georgia title.
Pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch is best known for winning the Gold Medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In addition, he has received top prizes at several other prestigious piano competitions.
His performances span across Europe, the United States, and Asia. Over the years, Ioudenitch has collaborated with numerous international conductors and shared the stage with prestigious orchestras and ensambles.
Central to his musical growth have been his esteemed teachers: Dmitri Bashkirov, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Leon Fleisher, and Rosalyn Tureck. Each of them played a pivotal role in shaping his artistic journey.
Further emphasizing his dedication to music education, Ioudenitch founded the International Center for Music at Park University. Here, he serves as both Artistic Director and piano professor. He also teaches at the Oberlin Conservatory. In recognition of his immense contributions to the musical world, he was appointed to The Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair at the Reina Sofía School Of Music in Madrid in 2022.
Ever since winning the First Prize/Gold Medal at the Artur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, Alexander Korsantia’s career has taken him to many of the world’s major concert halls, collaborating with renowned conductors and orchestras. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Korsantia now resides in Boston where he is a professor of piano on the faculty of the New England Conservatory.
Born in Berdiansk, Ukraine, Mr. Voskresensky protested the unjust war waged by Russia in 2022 and left the country. Upon the arrival in the USA he has seen an overwhelming support and interest in the media and the music community. The Atlantic welcomed him with the article and CNN featured him in Amanpour show. His recent and future engagements include concerts and masterclasses at Aspen, Piano Texas and Northern Lights Festivals, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Bard College, Georgia University, Rowan University, John Perry Academy of Music, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Currently Mr. Voskresensky is a Visiting Professor at the Juilliard School in New York.
The last celebrated pianist representing the old Russian school in the XXth century, Mikhail Voskresensky "proved an imposing, magnetic presence" as noted by Los Angeles Times.
His performing career has spanned for more than seven decades, it is possibly the longest one in the world. He has given hundreds of recitals a stages of Salzburg Mozarteum, St. Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall, Prague Rudolfinum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Hall, Beijing Forbidden City Hall, Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall, Mexico City Palacio de Bellas Artes, Budapest Franz Liszt Academy, Rio de Janeiro Theatro Municipal, just to name a few.
He distinguished himself with the feats like All Chopin in 9 recitals, All Beethoven's Sonatas in 7 recitals, All 27 Mozart Concertos in 4 seasons and recordings, All Scriabin Sonatas in recordings. His other numerous discs were released by labels Melodia, Triton, Victor, Classical Records, Aquarius and Supraphon.
He enjoyed performing with more than 150 conductors including extraordinary Franz Konwitschny, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Kurt Mazur, Kirill Kondrashin, Charles Dutoit, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, John Pritchard, Arvids Jansons and Yury TemirkanovMr.
Following the steps of his teacher Lev Oborin, he rose to become the longest-serving Professor in the history of his alma mater. His preeminent teaching is in demand in many world's major conservatories and universities. This success can be measured by the fact that his students have won 120 top prizes at world's major international competitions.