As many of you know, in September I was fortunate enough to win the triennial Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada—the largest competition prize in classical music. It was a truly incredible honor to be recognized in this way by a jury of some of today’s leading musicians.
Since Honens I’ve dived straight into a busy performance schedule, with many exciting projects on the horizon, including debut recitals at Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London), the Konzerthaus Berlin, and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, recordings on the Honens, Hyperion, and Steinway labels, as well as performances with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic.
In addition to a generous cash prize of $100,000 CAD, Honens awards its Laureate a three-year Artist Development Program valued at a half-million Canadian dollars. As well as concert and recording opportunities, this program includes promotion, worldwide representation with Earl Blackburn of Kanzen Arts, and mentorship, under the guidance of Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker and the entire Honens team. I could not imagine a better and more meaningful way to begin an international concert career.
The journey ahead is a very exciting one—and I hope you will join me! With these periodic emails I will keep you updated on recent news and upcoming concerts and projects. I’d also like to invite you to follow my Facebook page and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I very much hope to see you during my travels!
Nicolas Namoradze in Recital
February 10, 2019, 7:30 pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
In this recital, Nicolas presents a number of fascinating cross-temporal musical relationships. His program includes works by J.S. Bach, Schumann, and Scriabin, as well as the world premiere of his own Arabesque and his virtuosic Etudes, pieces that John Corigliano has called “some of the most innovative and dynamic works of this century.”
Review: Unparalleled Georgian pianist takes top honours at Honens Competition
“It is frequently the case that there can be a measure of controversy surrounding these events when the audience and jury don’t see eye to eye. But this was not the case here… He gained the top spot through 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.”—Kenneth DeLong, The Calgary Herald
Soundbite: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Songs Op. 40
Listen to Phillip Addis and Nicolas Namoradze perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s beautiful Four Songs Op. 40 at Honens.
Interview: The Center Stage
Watch Nicolas’ appearance on Center Stage with Pamela Kuhn, where they discuss wide range of topics including Honens, film music, and Georgian folk songs.