Nino Gvetadze (2004) Born and raised in Tbilisi, Nino Gvetadze studied with Veronika Tumanishvili, Nodar Gabunia and Nana Khubutia. After her graduation Nino moved to the Netherlands to study with Paul Koomen and Jan Wijn. Nino received various awards. The most important were the Second Prize, Press Prize and Audience Award at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2008. Nino received the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010. She performed with many outstanding conductors such as Michel Plasson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michel Tabachnik and Jaap van Zweden and with the Rotterdam, The Hague, Brussels, the Netherlands Philharmonic and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra among others. Nino has given various recitals all over the world, among those in Hannover, Bayreuth, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Spoleto Festival, Lucerne Piano Festival and the Bunka Kaikan Hall Tokyo. Highlights of the 2013/14 season include a recital in the Concertgebouw Robeco Summer Nights, Tchaikovsky’s Concert no. 2 with the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven no. 4 with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and many others. Nino recorded 3 solo CD’s: Piano works by Mussorgsky (Brilliant Classics), Rachmaninov Preludes opus 23, 32 and ‘Widmung’ with Liszt piano works (Orchid Classics). Nino Gvetadze plays on a Steinway Grand Piano, kindly lent to her by the Dutch National Music Foundation.