Kavtaradze commenced her musical studies at the age of 6 at the Central Music
School of the Conservatoire in her city of birth, Moscow, which was established in 1932 especially for
gifted children. Already at the age of 8, Nina Kavtaradze played in the Colonnade
at the House of the Union.
Eleven years later she
graduated to the Conservatoire proper joining the class of Lev Oborin. Following
her graduation, the great teacher was to write this of his pupil: "She is a
musician who possesses talent of the very highest order, with considerable
artistic depth and brilliant individuality."
has given concerts all over the former Soviet Union, USA and in most European
countries, performing as a soloist. Kavtaradze´s repertoire
includes a.o. 50 concerts with orchestra, which she has played with numerous
conductors. Among them Yuri Ahronovich, Sir Charles Groves,
Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula, Kurt Sanderling, Moshe Atzmon, Mariss Jansons,
Kiril Kondrashin, Lamberto Gardelli, Michael Schönvandt, Osmo Vänskä, Jan
Latham-Koenig, Petri Zakari, Gunnar Staern, Daron Salomon, Peter Erös, Ole
repertoire comprises both the familiar and the lesser known: she has recorded
the complete works for piano of Richard Wagner (and edited these works
for the internet company www.freehandmusic.com, amongst these four pieces, which were never published before) and Mussorgsky.
Wagner recording was chosen as being one of the top 10 piano CD´s in the
world for the year 2000 by the german music magazine"Neue Musikzeitung"
(founded by Robert Schumann).
Many of her other CD-recordings were prize awarded, a.o. her recording of Herman D. Koppels Piano Concerto No. 3,
which received the Danish
Music Awards 2004.
has participated as juror at innumerable international piano competitions.
Repertoire Albums Photos