Eteri Andjaparidze, a Grammy and Deutsche Schallplatten awards nominee, winner of the Montreal and Tchaikovsky International Piano Competitions, and a People’s Artist of Georgia, has performed with leading orchestras and conductors as a soloist and collaborative artist on major concert stages around the globe.
Highlights of her international festival engagements have included Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, International Keyboard Festival-Institute, Mannes Sounds Festival, NYU Summer Piano Intensive, Round Top Festival-Institute, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Los Angeles International Piano Symposium, Piano Festival Northwest, Apollo Music Festival, Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, Bermuda Piano Festival, Villa Sandra Piano Academy, Todi International Music Masters Festival, 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.
A Steinway Artist and a sought-after pedagogue in demand for masterclasses worldwide, she is a member of the piano artist faculty at NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music, as well as founder and Artistic Director of The United Sounds of America Festival and AmerKlavier series, the first piano performance studio ever named to the International Steinway Artists roster. Andjaparidze has taught at DePaul University, SUNY, and the Moscow and Tbilisi State Conservatoires.
Born into a family of prominent musicians in Tbilisi, Georgia, Andjaparidze was educated at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire (DMA, MM) and Tbilisi Special Music School for Gifted Children (BM). Her professional lineage stems from Heinrich Neuhaus and Konstantin Igumnov through her teachers Vera Gornostaeva, Yvetta Bakhtadze (her mother), and Meri Tchavtchanidze.