Tamara Kurdadze

Concert Pianist, Composer, and Teacher

Tamara Kurdadze, a prodigiously gifted pianist and composer, began playing at the age of 2, wrote her first composition at age of 5, and made her debut with Georgian State Symphony Orchestra at age of 7.

A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Mrs. Kurdadze began her studies at the Tbilisi Special Music School for gifted & talented, going to study with Tengiz Amirejibi at Tbilisi Sarajishvili State Conservatory of Music, where she subsequently did her post-graduate work. During that time Tamara was concertizing throughout Europe, and composing music for films.

Mrs. Kurdadze was a semifinalist in the 1997 International Piano Competition "Citta di Pavia", Italy, and the National Piano Competition in Tbilisi, Georgia.

After her arrival in USA to participate in International Festivals,  she was accepted at Mannes College of Music at The New School University as a scholarship recipient, where she studied with Pavlina Dokovska and earned her second Master’s Degree in piano performance.

As a winner of The Artists International Presentation Award, Mrs. Kurdadze made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 and held solo recitals in major Concert Halls and places throughout New York City, such as Steinway Hall, Goethe Institute, German and Polish Consulates, Museum of City of NY and others.

As a student of such distinguished pianists and teachers as Tengiz (Gizi) Amirejibi and Pavlina Dokovska, Tamara directly inherits performing traditions of two most prominent and greatest pianists & composers of all time -- Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin.

Tengiz (Gizi) Amirejibi (georgian pianist, professor at the Tbilisi conservatory) was student of russian pianist Konstantin Igumnov, who was student of famous russian pianist and composer Alexander Siloti, himself student of Franz Liszt.

Pavlina Dokovska (bulgarian pianist, piano faculty department chair at Mannes College of Music, NYC) was student of American pianist Beveridge Webster at Julliard School, who was student of French pianist and composer Isidor Philipp, student of french pianist and composer Georges Mathias, himself student 

of Frederic Chopin.