Marina Nadiradze

Since her arrival in Scotland in 1999, international award winning pianist Marina Nadiradze has captivated audiences all over the UK and attracted a host of prestigious accolades.

Born in 1978, Marina studied at the State Conservatoire in Tbisili in her native Georgia, and, as a precocious nine year old , won the first of her many international awards in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since then she has gone on to amass an impressive list of competition successes including 2nd prize in the inaugural Tbisili International Pian competition in 1997, 1st Prize in the LASMO Staffa Award in 2000, and 2nd prize in the Scottish International Piano competition in 2001.

Her extraordinary talent was recognised instantly when she first played in Glasgow in 1998 and led to the offer of a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to study with Philip Jenkins, one of Britain’s most sought after teachers. During her glittering career at the Academy, Marina won many important prizes including the Peter Morrison Prize warded for overall excellence and her outstanding contribution to the life of the institution. Marina graduated with a Post graduate Diploma and a Master’s Degree in Performance, both with distinction , and since then received a scholarship from the Myra Hess Trust and the Craxton Memorial Trust.

Following outstanding performances in many parts of Britain, critics have been lavish in their praise of Marina’s artistry and virtuosity. The Scotsman told its readers that Marina’s technique is of “incredible ability, pliable but strong, so that Chopin’s B monir Scherzo emerged as a torrential downpour of notes... ...yet she played Scriabin with the aching longing, passion and tenderness.”

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