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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