The Georgian born young pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili has appeared as a soloist
in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Italy, and the United States. Highlights of her career were a solo recital at the Phillips
Collection in Washington, DC as well as in the Max-Josef-Hall of the Munich Residence, a performance that was broadcasted
subsequently. Recently she won the Nadia Reisenberg award and will appear in her New York debut at the Merkin Hall.
Dudana’s concert debut took place at the age of eight when she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 with the Georgian State Orchestra. By age 14 she played Rachmaninoff’s
Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Tbilisi
Symphony Orchestra. Dudana’s performance
of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie was praised highly, when the Westfalenpost described her as a “soloist who captured the soul of the music… She captivated the audience
with her sensitive, poetic sound… She plays with bravura and great virtuosity.”
Dudana is a prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions, including the 2005 Washington International Piano Competition. Another noteworthy success
was the Nicolai Rubinstein International
Competition in Paris, where she was awarded the top prize. She has appeared at many international music festivals and won the prestigious Solo Recital Award of the Merano Festival in Italy and the International
Keyboard Festival in New York. In 1998–2001, Dudana received the annual Honorary Prize awarded by the President of Georgia to talented young Georgians.
She received her first piano lessons, at age three, from her mother Tamar Apakidze.
Since 1998 Dudana has been a student of Prof. Elisso Virsaladze in Munich. In 2005, she began her studies with the American pianist Jerome Rose in New York. She has received master-classes from Earl Wild, Dmitri Bashkirov, Paul Badura-Skoda, Boris Berezovsky, Claude Frank, etc.