Georgian-born pianist Inga Kashakashvili has performed at major venues around the world, among them Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Steinway Hall, and Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (New York), Lyric Opera (Chicago), Barbican Centre (London), Tradegar House (Newport, UK), and the Opera House and Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture (Georgia).  She has been praised as “a stellar soloist” (Gramophone), “excellent” (New York Concert Review), and “persuasive, authoritative—much to the delight of the audience” (Hudson Falls). 

Highlights of recent seasons include sold-out solo performances at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, which was broadcast live from the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York.  In addition to frequent performances of the classical repertoire, Ms. Kashakashvili actively promotes contemporary music.  Her recent performances include music of Grammy Award-winning American composers Robert Aldridge and Richard Danielpour.  In October of 2018, NAXOS records released “Wanderer” worldwide, on which Ms. Kashakashvili plays a major role as a performer of George Oakley’s Toccata for solo piano, Sonata for cello and piano, and Four Songs based on Shakespeare Sonnets for mezzo soprano and piano. 

Ms. Kashakashvili is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the Artists International Auditions, the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition in New York, and the Newport International Competition for Young Pianists in Wales. She has participated in prestigious music festivals including the Fête de La Musique in conjunction with the French-American Piano Society and Steinway & Sons in New York, the United Sounds of America in Chicago, PianoSummer at New Paltz in New York, the Oracle Piano Society in Arizona, and the Leipzig Music Festival in Germany. 

Ms. Kashakashvili studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatory, DePaul University, and Mannes School of Music.  Her main teachers were Vladimir Feltsman, Eteri Andjaparidze, Nino Katamadze, and Tsitsino Todua.