An aural treat for piano lovers, January 20

Toradze Piano StudioThe Toradze Piano Studio at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend will present a recital on Friday, January 20 in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature great classical, romantic, 20th century piano masterpieces performed by talented members of the Toradze Piano Studio.

The Toradze Piano Studio is a unique phenomenon in today’s musical world – an assembly of several generations of pianists – students and associates of Alexander Toradze.  The studio was established in 1991 at IU South Bend with the appointment of Alexander Toradze as martin endowed professor in piano.  Soon it began touring as a piano ensemble – the first of its kind in the United States.  Toradze's idea of the "touring conservatory studio" is rooted in the Russian/European educational practice – and is filled as much with tradition as emotion. 

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Alexander Toradze graduated from and became a professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.  During his career Mr. Toradze has performed with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Kirov Orchestra directed by Valery Gergiev, to name a few.  His recording of all five Prokofiev concertos for the Philips label is acclaimed by critics as definitive.  Mr. Toradze is the subject of an Emmy award winning documentary, regularly performs on the most prestigious stages around the world, and is currently working on RUSSIAN PIANO: Exploring Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky, with Alexander Toradze and Friends, an eight-hour radio series for WFMT in Chicago that will be hosted by Alec Baldwin.

Tickets for the Toradze Piano Studio recital are available for $7-$12 and are free to students and children.  For more information and to buy tickets online visit or call 574.520.4203.

Toradze Piano Studio
7:30 pm Friday, January 20
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
$7-$12, Students/Children Free