Meistrikursus pianistidele: Nino Jvania
NINO JVANIA (Tbilisi Riiklik Konservatoorium, Gruusia)
10.-11. märtsil kell 10.00-16.00 C-405
12. märtsil 10.00-15.00 C-405
Pianist and musicologist, Associate Professor of Tbilisi V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire, Nino Jvania (PhD) has been praised for her “consistently compelling performance, an ideal combination of precise touch, choreographic flair and calm, keen concentration” (Boston Globe), and recognized as “the Snow Queen of New Music” (Westfälischen Nachrichten). After graduating from Tbilisi State Conservatoire, she went to Germany to study at the R. Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Her particular interest in contemporary music led her to multiple participations in Stockhausen-courses (Germany) and the prize winning performance at the Orléan International Piano Competition of 20th Century Music (France). She has received grants from DAAD, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Open Society Foundation and International Ensemble Modern Academy. Her interest in contemporary music determined also her research activity. Nino’s PhD thesis observes the piano work by K. Stockhausen (whom she had the opportunity to work with while studying in Germany), she is also the author of several scholarly works and a monograph on contemporary piano performance.
Nino has been invited as a guest artist and faculty member to various festivals and courses of contemporary music: NEC Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance (USA), Encuentros (Argentina), Stockhausen International Symposium (Ukraine), Kara-Karaev International Festival of Contemporary Music (Azerbaijan), Young Euro Classics (Germany), etc. She has performed in some most prestigious halls worldwide (Salle Cortot and Konzerthaus Berlin, among others). She is also the co-founder of annual Festivals of Contemporary Professional Music – Kontrapunkt and Alla Kontrapunkt held in her home town Tbilisi, as well as of New Music Student Ensemble of the Tbilisi Conservatoire and Contemporary Music Ensemble Georgia Modern. 2010 and 2013/14 Nino was a visiting professor and scholar at New England Conservatory and New York University, holding also guest lectures at Harvard and Tufts Universities.