"The Belcanto-sound and the warmth of the Bechstein are unique and a pleasure for me!"
Dudana Mazmanishvili, born 1980 in Tiflis, received at the age of 3 her first piano instruction from her mother, pianist Tamar Apakidze. Already at 8 years old she debuted with the Georgian National Orchestra. In 1998 Elisso Virsaladze brought Dudana Mazmanishvili to Munich. Since 2005 she is perfecting herself in New York with Jerome Rose. Dudana Mazmanishvili has immortalized herself at numerous international piano competitions as award winner in the winner lists: for example at the Busoni Competition in Bozen, Washington International Piano Competition, Nicolai Rubinstein Competition Paris, Nadia Reisenberg Award New York and August Everding Competition Munich. In 2006 Dudana Mazmanishvili debuted in Carnegie Hall. Harris Goldsmith celebrated her in his concert critic as the discovery of the year. In "Musical America" she was selected "Rising Star of the Year." Among the highlights in her career are performances in the Philips Collection Washington, Munich Residenz, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna and Konzerthaus Berlin. In 2006 her debut CD with Oehms Classics appeared with works by Bach, Busoni, Liszt and Rachmaninow, which was selected by Radio Bayern 4 as CD of the Month. Dudana Mazmanishvili already several times performed at the C. Bechstein Klavierabend. About the Bechstein Grand Pianos she said: "The Belcanto-sound and the warmth of the Bechstein are unique and a pleasure for me" (2009). The instruments reflect "a tradition you can hear in every single note" (2014)."
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