Tamriko Siprashvili

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Tamriko Siprashvili (born January 2, 1963) is a Georgian pianist. She was born in the capital city of Tbilisi of The Republic of Georgia.

Training[edit]

Tamriko began her piano studies at the age of 3. At age 5, she entered the Special Music School for Gifted Children in her home city of Tbilisi, one of only four such schools in the then–Soviet Union. There she continued her studies until at 17, she was accepted into the Moscow Conservatory of Music to be a concert pianist. She graduated with her Doctorate in Musicology, Piano Performance in 1985. While at the Moscow Conservatory she studied primarily with Mikhail Voskresensky.

Tamriko Siprashvili performing at the Moscow Conservatory

Awards & Concert Geography[edit]

After graduation she competed for and won 1st Prize, Gold, in the IX Robert Schumann International Competition for Pianists and Singers in City of Zwickau, Germany. She then toured through Europe, the United States and Argentina, performing as soloist with such famous orchestras as the Berlin Konzerthaus; the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, Italy; and the Oakland Symphony among many others. She had the honor of performing with legendary conductors Kurt Masur, Jason Kakhidze, and Michael Morgan.

Music Academy & Students[edit]

In 1995 Tamriko moved to Northern California and in early 2009, she opened a music academy named Inspire Academy of Music and Arts[1] in Pleasanton, California. Many of her students have gone on to earn and enjoy their own personal successes that include international prizes and admission to highly regarded music universities such as the Eastman School of Music; University of Texas, Austin; NYU; UCLA; and the Manhattan School of Music.

Recordings & Musical Legacy[edit]

Tamriko is known for her romantic repertoire, especially that of Robert Schumann. To bring some of her favorite pieces to the public, and to pass on her rich heritage of music, she has recorded several albums for Nimbus Records, among them Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. On the French label XCP Records, she recorded Kreisler's Liebesfreud and Liebesleid as well as the "Variations on a Theme by Chopin Opus 22, and Variations on a Theme by Corelli Opus 42," by Sergei Rachmaninoff–to worldwide acclaim.

Tamriko is a Steinway Artist, sharing her love of music and Steinway pianos.

References[edit]

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