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“An extraordinary artist.” – Emanuel Ax

“Never have I heard such a Liszt Sonata as I did from Nicolas Namoradze… The strength of the conception and the sheer level of artistry compel me to take my hat off to him.” – Zoltán Kocsis

Pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze, whose performances have been hailed by critics as “sparkling… sensitive and coloristic” (New York Times) and “simply gorgeous” (Wall Street Journal), came to international attention in 2018 upon winning the top prize at the triennial Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada – the largest piano prize in the world. The Calgary Herald called him “unparalleled”, and “a pianist’s pianist”, writing that “Namoradze is not the conventional competition pianist, but his individuality was evident from the outset. While he certainly has the virtuosity to spare, he gained the top spot through his remarkable clarity of execution, refinement and variety of tone, and his uncanny ability to make even the most ordinary passagework sound meaningful and distinctive… The refinement of his playing was of international standard, and everywhere his interpretative skills commanded attention and admiration.”

Posted: Oct-29-2018
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