Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgian pianist Nino Gvetadze leads an international career as a soloist and a chamber musician. Her performances have been praised by many critics throughout the Europe and Asia. Nino received various awards, the most important were the Second Prize, Press Prize and Audience Award at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2008. She became the winner of prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010. Since 2022 is Nino Gvetadze Artistic Director of the Delft International Chamber Music Festival. She is also Artistic Leader of the yearly Naarden International Piano Festival.
Nino Gvetadze has performed with many outstanding conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James Feddeck, Klaus Mäkelä, Gergely Madaras, Michel Tabachnik, John Axelrod, Michel Plasson, Daniel Raiskin and Jaap van Zweden and with orchestras such as the Rotterdam-, Brussels-, Espoo/Helsinki-, Slovenská, Warsaw-, Seoul- and Netherlands Philharmonic, Bergische and the Rheinische Philharmonie, Münchner Symphoniker, amongst others. She toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Camerata RCO and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Recent highlights are performances of the Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4 with the Residentie Orchestra, Moravia Phlharmonic and the Dutch National Youth Orchestra.
Together with Lisa Batiashvili and Gautier Capuçon, Nino performed in the first edition of the Georgian Tsinandali Festival and she performed Schubert’s famous Trout Quintet at Schloss Elmau with the ensemble around Lisa Batiashvili. In recital Nino has performed all over the world, among other in Hannover (PRO MUSICA Preisträger amKlavier-Zyklus), Liège (Piano 5 étoiles series), Lucerne Piano Festival, Bunka-kaikan Hall Tokyo, the Festival Piano aux Jacobins (Toulouse), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland). In the Netherlands Nino is a regular guest at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and TivoliVredenburg.
Nino Gvetadze is a Challenge Classics artist. In September 2020 she released her album “Einsam” with among other the Kreisleriana and the Kinderszenen of Robert Schumann. BBC Magazine wrote: ‘This is, quite simply, gorgeous. Nino Gvetadze plays Schumann’s much-loved “Arabeske”, “Kinderszenen” and “Kreisleriana”, as though they flow spontaneously from her.’ And the Gramophone: ‘Filled with robust contrasts and with exquisitely sculpted phrasing throughout, Gvetadze’s sensitivity to Schumann’s vaunted ‘inner voices’ is unsurpassed....’
In Tbilisi Nino studied with Veronika Tumanishvili, Nodar Gabunia and Nana Khubutia. After her graduation Nino moved to the Netherlands to study with Paul Komen and Jan Wijn. Nino plays on a Steinway Grand Piano, kindly lent to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation.