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Prof. Eteri Andjaparidze

NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music - New York


Eteri Andjaparidze has gained international acclaim as one of the most multifaceted artists and insightful pedagogues of piano. Her discography on Naxos, Marco Polo, and Melodia labels includes Grammy and Deutsche Schallplatten awards nominated solo albums.

Andjaparidze has appeared around the globe in solo recitals, chamber programs, and as guest soloist with major orchestras and conductors. Her international festival engagements have included 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 International Chopin Festival, White Nights, Russian Winter, Neuhaus Piano Festival, and Autumn Tbilisi Music Festival.

Based in New York City, Andjaparidze is teaching at NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music. She has served as Head of the Keyboards Program and Professor of Piano at DePaul University, SUNY, Moscow and Tbilisi State Conservatoires, and as visiting professor with masterclasses worldwide.

A Steinway Artist, Andjaparidze is founder and artistic director of various artistic/educational projects including AmerKlavier, the first piano performance studio named to the International Steinway Artists roster, PianoTheatre and Eteriani. She has curated Beethoven the Contemporary festival and The Art of Piano series at NYU, and thematic programs for Mannes Sounds Festival and Baryshnikov Arts.

Andjaparidze was born to a family of musicians in Tbilisi, Georgia – her father, Zurab Andjaparidze, the leading tenor with the Bolshoi Opera, and mother, her first teacher, pianist Yvetta Bachtadze, a student of Alexander Iokheles from Konstantin Igumnov’s piano lineage. Her stepfather, Leonid Oakley was an esteemed Georgian scientist. Andjaparidze received her early education at the Tbilisi Paliashvili Special Music School with Meri Chavchanidze, and subsequently 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 in Moscow, and was the first Soviet pianist to win Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition. Her awards include the People’s Friendship Order, Order of Honor, and People's Artist of Georgia title.

Prof. Eteri Andjaparidze
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