Georgian born pianist Inga Kashakashvili is “a fine example of a world class performer at the top of her game” (Matt Warnock, Reviewyou.com). Acclaimed reviewers have praised her performance as “excellent” (New York Concert Review) , “stellar soloist” (Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone), “persuasive, authoritative—much to the delight of the audience” (Charles Adams, Hudson Falls). She has performed at major venues around the world, among them Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center, Nicholas Roerich Museum, Lyric Opera (Chicago), Tradegar House (Newport, UK), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Djansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture (Georgia).
In October of 2018, NAXOS records released a new CD album “Wanderer” worldwide, on which Ms. Kashakashvili plays a major role as a performer of recorded and premiered George Oakley’s Sonata for cello and piano, F our Songs based on Shakespeare Sonnets for mezzo soprano and piano and Toccata for solo piano. Her performance of George Oakley’s Toccata have been broadcasting on WQXR classical radio in New York since 2018.
In addition to frequent performances of the classical repertoire, Ms. Kashakashvili actively promotes contemporary music. Her recent performances include music of Grammy-winner American composers Robert Aldridge and Richard Danielpour.
Ms. Kashakashvili is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the Artists International Auditions and the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition in New York and the Newport International Competition for Young Pianists in Wales. She has participated in prestigious music festivals including the Fête de La Musique in conjunction with the French-American Piano Society and Steinway & Sons at Sofitel in New York, the United Sounds of America in Chicago, PianoSummer at New Paltz in New York, Hudson River Music Hall Series in Hudson Falls, Oracle Piano Series in Arizona, and the Leipzig Music Festival in Germany.
“I am very impressed with her passion for music, pianistic abilities and a tangible stage presence” , said Vladimir Feltsman.
Eteri Andjaparidze writes, “Ms. Kashakashvili’s talent is truly unsurpassed as she equally awes both broad audiences and professional musicians. ”
Ms. Kashakashvili’s teachers have included:
Tsitsino Todua - M. Balanchivadze Musical College, Kutaisi
Nino Katamadze - V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire, Tbilisi
Eteri Andjaparidze - DePaul University, Chicago
Vladimir Feltsman - Mannes School of Music, New York