Bio

DUDANA MAZMANISHVILI




In  performances   of  concert  and  recital  works  by  Bach,  Beethoven, Chopin,     Liszt,     Prokofiev,      Schumann      and     others,  Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili’s  lyrical gifts and exceptional virtuosity have won critical acclaim on stages around the world. Prizes include the Busoni  Competition   (Bolzano,  Italy),  the  August  Everding  Prize  in Munich, the Dorothy MacKenzie Award at the International  Keyboard Festival, and the Nadia Reisenberg Award in New York City, which resulted  in  Mazmanishvili  ‘s  New  York  City  recital  debut  at  Merkin Hall.


Mazmanishvili  made  her  Carnegie  Hall  debut  in a recital  at Zankel Hall that critic Harris Goldsmith described as “staggeringly virtuosic   and  powerful”   in  the  Classical   Music   Review.   In  recent seasons,   she   has   played   recitals   throughout Europe and the United States. She performed the Schumann Piano Concerto in Austria before beginning a U.S. tour including the Rachmaninoff  Piano  Concerto  No.  2  with  the  New  Jersey  Symphonyand Music Director Jacques Lacombe, and recitals presented by the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Texas  and presented  a recital at the International  Keyboard  Institute  and Festival in New York. Mazmanishvili has appeared at Vienna’s Musikverein , the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Salle-Cortot in Paris and  the  Phillips  Collection  in  Washington,  D.C.  She  has  performed  the  Gasteig  Philharmonie  in Munich with the Bach Collegium, and with the Georgian Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra,   and  the  Nordwestdeutsche   Philharmonie.   She  was  named   to  “Rising   Star”   lists   in International Piano Magazine and Musical America.


Drawn to music at an early age, Mazmanishvili began piano lessons with her mother, Tamar Apakidze, at the age of three.   As her mother nurtured her musical skills, her father, an architect, helped instill in her  a  love  of  visual  art. Her  watercolors  and  oil  paintings  have  had  several  public  exhibitions  in Georgia. Mazmanishvili  continued  her studies  at the Munich  Hochschule  with pianist and pedagogue  Elisso Virsaladze, and in New York City at the Mannes School of Music with Jerome Rose. 


2015 she gave a recital at Klavierfestival Ruhr, which was broadcast by Deutschlandfunk. Dudana Mazmanishvili is sharing her pianistic career with her mission as cultural attachée, promoting the Georgian culture and awakening attention for a place with rich historic roots. 2018 she was selected as amember of the European Cultural Parliament. 


Her debut recital disc of works by Bach, Busoni, Liszt and Rachmaninoff was recorded by the BavarianRadio for the OEHMS label. Her newly published CD of works by Schumann for the label CUGATE CLASSICS is receiving widespread critical acclaim.


Last year she gave her debut at the Berliner Philharmonie, perofrming Beethoven Concerto No. 3. 2018 she performed at the new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Konzerthaus Berlin. In the coming season, she is scheduled to appear at the Berliner Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Berlin, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, as well as in recitals in Austria, Portugal, Greece.

Her superb pianism strikes a rare balance between the characteristic virtuosity and showmanship of the Russian School and the Teutonic intellectual discipline one also expects from a born-to-the-manner classicist.                                                       - Rising Stars / Musical America

 

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