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Lecturer in Music Ketevan Badridze performs solo recital

ketevanLecturer in Music Ketevan Badridze will perform a solo recital on Friday, March 1. The internationally renowned pianist will perform Haydn's Piano Sonata in A Flat Major, Liszt's Schubert Song Transcriptions, and Schumann's Kreisleriana.

Badridze, born in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia, began piano studies at the Georgian Special Music School. She continued her studies at the Tbilisi State Conservatory and in 1993 upon completion of her post graduate degree she was appointed to the piano faculty. Badridze has been a major prize winner of numerous prestigious international piano competitions, such as Newport International Piano Competition, United Kingdom; Georgian Republic Piano Competition; The World International Piano Competition - Cincinnati, Ohio; New Orleans International Piano Competition - Louisiana, and the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition – Radford, Virginia.

Since her first performance on stage with orchestra at the age of 12, Ketevan has appeared with the Tbilisi Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, the Erevan Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. She is a frequent performer of solo and chamber music in Georgia, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy and Germany. Her recordings can be found on Amazon.com and Mazur Media worldwide.

In 2000 she moved to the United States and joined the Toradze Piano Studio, and has appeared with the studio at the numerous music venues both in Europe and the United States, such as Columbia University in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore and Ravena Festival both in Italy; Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival 2002 as a part of “World Rising Stars” Series broadcasted on the National Public Radio; and Ruhr Keyboard Festival in Germany, among others.

Tickets for Ketevan Badridze’s solo recital are available for $7-$12 and free to students and children. For more information or tickets visit arts.iusb.edu or call the box office at 574.520.4203.

Ketevan Badridze, piano recital
7:30 pm Friday, March 1
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets $7-$12 | Free to students/children
574.520.4203 | arts.iusb.edu