- Tamriko Siprashvili
Tamriko Siprashvili (Inspire Academy owner/founder) is an award-winning pianist who has performed at concerts around the world. She began piano studies at the age of three. At age five, she entered the Special Music School for gifted children in her home city of Tbilisi, Georgia, one of only four such schools throughout the Soviet Union. At 17, she was accepted into the Moscow Conservatory of Music. While at the Moscow Conservatory she studied primarily with Mikhail Voskresensky.
Tamriko graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1985 and went on that year to win First Prize in the IX Robert Schumann International Competition for Pianists and Singers in City of Zwickau, Germany. An international career ensued with concerts throughout Europe, and in Argentina. She moved to Pleasanton 1995 and where she opened Inspire Academy of Music and Arts in early 2009.
Tamriko is known for her Romantic repertoire, especially that of Robert Schumann. She has recorded several albums of piano music for Nimbus Records, among them "Variations on a Theme by Chopin Opus 22," and "Variations on a Theme" by Corelli Opus 42, by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
In addition to pursuing her piano concert and recording career, Tamriko delights in sharing her love for music with students through private piano lessons. She hopes that the students at Inspire Academy will truly be inspired and challenged to express themselves musically and artistically.
Tamriko is a Steinway Artist.