Inga Kashakashvili

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Inga Kashakashvili
Origin Kutaisi, Georgia
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist
Years active 1991–present

Inga Kashakashvili (born in Kutaisi, Georgia) is a Georgian classical pianist.


Kashakashvili was born in Kutaisi, Georgia into a family of musicians and began to study piano at the age of three. She studied at Tbilisi V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire (Georgia) and DePaul University (Chicago, IL). Her international career was launched in 1991 when she won a prize at the New Port International Competition for Young Pianists in Wales, UK. She appeared in the renowned Barbican Center in London as well as in Cardiff and Bristol. That same year, Ms. Kashakashvili was invited to perform as a guest artist in Newport's Tredegar House.

Kashakashvili participated in the Leipzig Music Festival and toured in Germany in 2000. In 2001 she visits United States for the first time and participates at the Flier International Piano Competition where she wins the Third Prize. At the same she was invited to perform at the Piano Summer Festival in New Paltz, NY. In 2003 she appeared as a guest artist at the United Sounds of America Festival, dedicated to the 9/11 tragedy. Her recitals were recorded and broadcast by Chicago Classical Radio WFMT. In 2008 she won Artists International Debut Award and was presented at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall with a solo recital.[1] Inga Kashakashvili lives in New York City.


Kashakashvili won Artists International Debut Award and was presented at Carnegie Hall, New York (2008). She is a prizewinner of Jacob Flier International Piano Competition, New Paltz, NY (2001) and Newport International Competition for Young Pianists, Wales, UK (1991). Based on individual accomplishments and contributions to society Inga Kashakashvili was listed in the International Madison Who's Who (2006-2007).

She received Mannes College the New School for Music Scholarship Award in 2006; DePaul University Full Scholarship Award in 2003-2005; DePaul University performance award in 2003; Festival Piano Summer at New Paltz Award in 2001, among others.


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