Tamar Beraia (Piano)

Georgian/Swiss pianist Tamar Beraia was born in Tbilisi (Georgia) in 1987 into a family of musicians. She received most of her training in Georgia, getting her first piano lessons from her mother at the age of five, then contiuing with Dodo Tsintsadze at the Z. Paliashvili Central Music School, and with Nana Khubutia at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. She completed her studies with Ivan Klánský in Lucerne.

Tamar Beraia's playing is vibrant, elegant, direct and powerful, and it is characterized by a noble and big tone. She is a prize winner of many national and international competitions, including the Third Prize ex-aequo, the Bronze Medal and the Sony Audience Prize of the Seventeenth Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition.

She was supported by various scholarships, including those awarded by the M. Tariverdiev foundation and the eminent pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja.

With her sister Natia Beraia, she plays duo since childhood, both in four-hand and two-piano repertoire.

In February 2014, Tamar's debut CD “Portrait“ was released by the Label EaSonus, a co-production with the Bavarian Radio (Bayerischer Rundfunk).

Since 2015 Tamar Beraia is being supported by Cultural Department of Bayer Culture within their stART-programme. She is regularly playing recitals, and she performs at festivals as well as with orchestras in Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, Ukraine, Spain, Georgia, Luxembourg, Austria and Poland. March 2017 will see Tamar Beraia's Wigmore Hall debut.

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