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Masterclass with Nicolas Namoradze

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TransAlta Pavilion

4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest

Calgary, AB T3E 7N5

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2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze instructs students from across Alberta.

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In a special partnership with Mount Royal University, conservatory students (from the Academy and Advanced Performance programs) will participate in a Masterclass with 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze in the TransAlta Pavilion at the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.

Nicolas Namoradze

Pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze, whose performances have been hailed by critics as “sparkling… sensitive and coloristic” (New York Times) and “simply gorgeous” (Wall Street Journal), came to international attention upon winning the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada—among the largest competition prizes in classical music. The Calgary Herald called him “unparalleled” and “a pianist’s pianist,” praising his “remarkable clarity of execution, refinement and variety of tone, and his uncanny ability to make even the most ordinary passagework sound meaningful and distinctive… Everywhere his interpretative skills commanded attention and admiration.”

Namoradze’s activities as the Honens Prize Laureate include recitals at Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London), Konzerthaus Berlin, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Gardner Museum (Boston), 92nd Street Y (New York), Toppan Hall (Tokyo), and deSingel Antwerp; appearances at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany), Tanglewood (USA), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Telavi Music Festival (Georgia), Miami International Piano Festival (USA), and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (USA); recording releases on the Hyperion, Honens, Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Steinway labels; and performances with the London Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, and Windsor Symphony Orchestras, among others.

After completing his undergraduate studies in Budapest, Vienna, and Florence, Namoradze moved to New York for his Master’s at The Juilliard School. He now pursues his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center, holding the Graduate Center Fellowship. His teachers have included Emanuel Ax, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Zoltán Kocsis, Matti Raekallio, and Elisso Virsaladze in piano, and John Corigliano in composition.

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