Pianist Eteri Andjaparidze has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert series as guest soloist with major orchestras and leading conductors, as well as in solo and collaborative recitals. Highlights of her international festival engagements as an artist and faculty have included Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, International Keyboard Festival and Institute in New York, Mannes College Yearlong Festival, NYU Summer Piano Intensive, Round Top Festival-Institute, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Los Angeles International Piano Symposium, Piano Festival Northwest, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival International de Colmar, Duszniki-Zdroj International Chopin Festival, White Nights, and Russian Winter.Her discography on Naxos, Marco Polo, and Melodiya labels includes solo albums nominated for Grammy and Deutsche Schallplatten awards.
Andjaparidze has served as Head of the Keyboard Programs and Professor of Piano at DePaul University in Chicago, the State University of New York, the Moscow Tchaikovsky and Tbilisi State Conservatoires, and conducted master classes worldwide. She is currently teaching on the piano faculties of NYU Steinhardt and Mannes College the New School for Music, and is Visiting Professor at Foshan Liu Shi-Kun Music & Art School in China. A Steinway Artist, she is founder and artistic director of “The United Sounds of America” music festival and the AmerKlavier Studio.
Born to a musical family 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 – Andjaparidze studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire with Vera Gornostaeva, a student of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus. She was the youngest participant to receive Fourth Prize at the Fifth Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow and the first Soviet pianist to win Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition. Her recognitions include the International Friendship Order, Georgian Order of Honor, and People's Artist of Georgia title. www.andjaparidze.com