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Competition & Prizes as a Pianist

Laureate | Sberbank-Debut (2013),  1st Prize | Astana Piano Passion (2015), Grand-Prix Winner | Grand Piano Competition (2016), Finalist | 1st China International Music Competition (2019), 2nd Prize | Kissinger Klavierolymp (2021), Laureate | Hastings International Piano Competition (2022)

Composition Prizes

  • Piano Concerto N1 in d-Moll | Best Composition of 2016 (Georgia)
  • Piano Trio „The Elements“ | Best Composition of 2017 (Georgia)
  • Toccata | Grand-Prix Golden Key Piano Composition Competition 2018 (Vienna) &
    O. Taktakishvili Open Competition (Georgia)
  • „Two Mysteries for Cello and Piano“ | Laureate,  B.Kvernadze Competition 2021 (Georgia)
  • „Illusion Tango“and „Choir of Old Times and People...“ – Laureate, National Competition by Ministry of Culture of Georgia (2022)

In addition to works for solo piano, Sandro has composed The Solar System for quartet, the chamber opera Once, a piano concerto for symphonic orchestra (premiered it with Georgian Philarmonic Orchestra under the baton of Ariel Zukermann in 2016), two piano trios, a sonata for cello and piano, symphonic ballad, string quartet, piano quintet, a chamber ballet and Piano concerto N2 with strings.

            

               

   

 

Biography

Sandro Nebieridze

Sandro Nebieridze was born on January 7, 2001 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He began to study piano at the age of 5 with Professor Lali Sanikidze and composition at the age of 9 with Professor Maka Virsaladze. From September 2018-2021 was student of Tbilisi State Conservatory, where he is studying piano, along with composition. Since October 2021 studies Piano at Munich School of Music and Theatre with Prof. Antti Siirala. Sandro is the winner of several international piano and composition competitions. Also participant of international festivals in Europe, Russia and Georgia. 

In September 2019, Sandro’s first album was released worldwide of solo works for piano by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. This album was recorded for Harmonia Nova. It was produced and distributed internationally by one of the most prestigious labels in the world - Harmonia MundiIn December 2019 this album was awarded a very prestigious Georgian prize for Musical Arts – the ‘‘Tsinandali Prize’’ and was nominated on Opus Klassic 2020.

Since 2021 Sandro was selected as a scholarship holder of the “Lisa Batiashvili Foundation”.

In 2018 Sandro had solo recital at Rachmaninoff’s Vila Senar, Switzerland.

Sandro has participated in piano master classes with Arie Vardi, Elisso Virsaladze, Dmitri Bashkirov, Hans-Jurg Strub and studied composition in master classes with Joseph Bardanashvili.

Biography of Sandro Nebieridze

Sandro performed on different festivals in Georgia and abroad too, such as – Night Serenades, Tsinandali Festival, Mozart-Augsburg, Festspiele der Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Festival d’Auvers sur-Oise. Denis Matsuev’s Festivals – Crescendo, White Lilac, Stars on Baikal.

Sandro has performed with numerous orchestras, such as – Georgian Philarmonic Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Branderburger Symphony Orchestra. Under the batons of such conductors as Petr Popelka, Olivier Tardy, Ariel Zukerman, Gianandrea Noseda, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vitali Alekseenok, Vakhtang Machavariani, Dmitri Shestakov, Enkhe, Revaz Takidze, Mirian Khukhunaishvili, Kakhi Solomnishvili, Kurt Schmidt, Vladimir Sirenko.

Achievements
Piano

 First Prize of  the competition “Musica.Sepashvili Klavierwettbeweb” (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2009);

 First Prize and Laureate of B.Dvarionas International Piano Competition (Vilnius, Lithuvenia, 2012);

 First Prize and Laureate of International Piano Competition-Festival “Sberbank-Debut” (Kiev, Ukraine, 2013);

 First Prize and Laureate of International Piano Competition-Festival “Astana Piano Passion” (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2015);

 Grand-Prix and Laureate of First International Piano Competition-Festival “Grand Piano Competition” (Moscow, Russia, 2016); 

• Finalist of the First China Music Competition (Beijing, China, 2019)

• Winner of the Contest "Tsinandali Award" (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2019)

• Second Prize of the "Kissinger Klavierolymp" (Kissingen, Germany 2021)

• Laureate of "Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition" (Hastings, England, 2022 )

Composition:

Sandro together with piano pieces, composed also chamber quartet “The Solar System”, chamber opera “Once” (inspired by Georgian writer J.Karchkhadze, 2014), Piano Concerto N1 in D min. with Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015), Piano Sonata N1 (2015-2016), Piano trio N1 (2016), Symphony Ballade (2017), Cello Sonata (2017), Piano Trio N2 (2018), Piano transcription of Symphony Ballade for 4 hands (2018), Piano transcription of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" (2018). 

• Second Prize of the competition of Georgian National Opera - Opera "Once" ( Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014);

• Winner of the Festival “FanArt” in nomination of classical composition - "Illusion", duet for saxophone and piano (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015);

• Winner of the contest “Best composition of year 2016” – Piano Concerto N1, in D min, dedicated to S.Prokofiev (Tbilisi, Georgia, composed in 2014);

• Winner of the contest “Best composition of year 2017” – Piano Trio N1 “The Elements” (Tbilisi, Georgia, composed in 2016); 

• Winner of the “Golden Key Piano Composition Competition 2018” - Piano Toccata (Vienna, Austria, composed in 2017); 

• Winner and Grand-Prix of O.Taktakishvili Open Competition in nomination Composition - Piano Toccata (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2018

• „Two Mysteries for Cello and Piano“ | Laureate, B.Kvernadze Competition (Georgia, 2021)

• „Illusion Tango“ and „Choir of Old Times and People...“ – Laureate, National Competition by Ministry of Culture of Georgia (2022)

Concerts and Festivals:

• Participated in festival “Kurt Schmitt and Young Talents” with maestro Kurt Schmitt and Lughansk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, where Sandro performed D.Shostakovich piano concerto N2 (Lughansk, Ukraine, 2015);

• Charity concert in Hamburg and Berlin (Germany, 2015, 2016);

• Liana Isakadze International Festival “Night Serenades” (Batumi, Georgia, 2015, 2019);

• International Festival “[email protected]” (Augsburg, Germany 2014, 2015 and 2016);

• International Festival „D’Auvers sur-Oise“ (France, 2016);

• International Festival “Festspiele der Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” (Germany, 2016, 2017, 2018);

• Denis Matsuev’s International Festival “Stars on Baikal” (Irkutsk Russia, 2016);

• Solo concert where Sandro performed his own compositions too (Tbilisi, Georgia 2015);

• T.Amiredjibi International Festival (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016);

• Premiere of Sandro’s Piano Concerto with Georgian National Symphony Orchestra and maestro Ariel Zukerman (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016);

• Festival of the Chamber Music (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016);

• Denis Matsuev’s Festival in Perm, where Sandro performed his piano concerto N1 with Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra and maestro Alexander Sladkovsky (first performance in Russia, 2017);

• Opening gala-concert of 100 year anniversary of Tbilisi State Conservatoire – Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2017);

• Pachmaninoff Festival “White Lilac” in Kazan - Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini (Kazan, Russia, 2017);

• Denis Matsuev’s Festival in Yekaterinburg, where Sandro performed his piano concerto N1 with Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra and maestro Enkhe (Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2017);

• Denis Matsuev’s Festival “Crescendo” in Pskov and Moscow, where Sandro performed his piano concerto N1 with Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra and maestro Enkhe (Russia, 2017);

• Chamber Music Festival, where Sandro performed the trio N1 "Elements"; a premiere in Georgia (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2017);

• Solo concert in the Recital Hall of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire (February 14, 2018); 

• Solo concert in Perm Philharmony Organ Hall (Perm, Russia, February 20, 2018);

• Concert Celebrating of 10 years of EIB activities in Georgia and 60 year anniversary of the European Investment Bank (Tbilisi State Conservatoire, 2018);

• Chamber Music Concert at Shwerin, where Sandro performed his piano trio N2 "The Elements: Post Scriptum - the Light and the Darlness" (Germany, August 2018);

• Chamber Music Concert in Waidenkam (Germany, August 2018);

• Solo recital at Rachmaninoff's Villa Senar (Switzerland, September 28, 2018)

• Opening ceremony of the chamber hall at Tsinandali Festival (Georgia, October 2018

• Solo recital at Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture (Tbilisi, November 2018-2019

• Giya Kancheli Concert, Georgian premier of "Middelheim" (Tbilisi, November 2018

• Participant of the Presentation Concert of the Tbilisi Youth Orchestra (Tbilisi, April 2019)

• Participant of the New Generation Music Festival (Tbilisi, June 2019)

• Participant of the Festival "Night Serenades" (Batumi-Tbilisi, August-September 2019

• My new CD presentation-charity concert for "Inga-Cancer Foundation (Tbilisi, October 2019)

• Premiere of my String Quartet N1 on Chamber Music Festival (Tbilisi, November 2019)

• Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto N3, with Georgian Philarmonic Orchestra (Tbilisi, December 2019)

• Premier of my Piano Concerto N2 with String Orchestra (Tbilisi, September 2020)

• Participant of the "Tsinandali Festival" (Tsinandali, Georgia 2018, 2019, 2021)

• Janachek Philarmonic Ostrava - Solo recital (January 2022)

• Franz-Anton-Hoffmeister-Saal, Rottenburg - Solo recital (February  2022

• Oraniensteiner - Solo recital (April, 2022

• Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Petr Popelka - Rachaminoff Piano Concerto N3 (Oslo, April 2022)

• Branderburger Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Olivier Tardy - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto (May, 2022