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Tamriko Siprashvili, born in Tbilisi, Georgia, began her musical education at the age of three. At five years old, she attended the Special Music School for gifted children, one of only four such schools in the entire Soviet Union. She was then accepted into the prestigious Moscow Conservatory to be a concert pianist at 17 years old.

She won a gold medal for Pianist in the Robert Schumann International Competition. Post-graduation for numerous years, she performed around the globe on music’s most hallowed stages where the world’s greatest performers have played throughout history. 

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She performed as a soloist accompanied by famous orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, Italy; the Tbilisi Philharmonic Orchestra; Oakland Symphony; Zwickau Philharmonisches; Budapest Symphony Orchestra, as well as countless others.

Tamriko has performed at the Leipzig Gewandhaus; Berlin Konzerthaus; Moscow Big Hall: Small Hall Tchaikovsky Conservatory; Rachmaninoff Hall; Gnessin Concert Hall; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Halls; Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Bela Bartok National Concert Hall in Budapest; Dvorak Concert Hall in Prague; Dresden Zwinger Palace in Germany; and the Tbilisi State Concert Hall in Georgia.

She also had the honor of performing with some of history’s most legendary conductors such as Kurt Masur, Jason Kakhidze, Michael Morgan, Lothar Seyfarth and many others. 

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After an unrivaled career touring the world, Tamriko came to the United States and opened her own private studio with the intention of bringing the beauty of music to each child and helping them not only to learn the disciplines of performance but also to pass on the rich heritage of Western music. Many of her students have gone on to achieve great success, win international prizes and attend many of the most highly regarded music colleges in the world such as Eastman School of Music, University of Austin, NYU, UCLA, Manhattan School of Music, and several others. Emboldened in her quest for instilling a love for music in those with the curiosity to learn, Tamriko opened Inspire Academy of Music and Arts in 2009 with the sole purpose of continuing her pursuit of musical education for young children. She gathered an outstanding faculty of like-minded teachers who are united in their goal of inspiring and challenging students to experience the joy of music, develop a lifelong love for the arts and fully express themselves with musicianship and artistry.

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She has recorded with French label XCP Records and Nimbus Records to bring some of her favorite pieces to the public. She recorded Rachmaninoff’s Chopin and Corelli Variations with arrangements of Kreisler’s Liebesfreud and Liebesleid on the French label XCP Records which has been acclaimed worldwide. Her second disc with Nimbus Records was Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. 

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Tamriko holds the honor of being a Steinway Artist and is thrilled to belong to a group of incredible musicians who share their love of Steinway. She can trace her musical lineage all the way back to Beethoven.

Because she believes that arts are very important to each child’s education, Tamriko has raised substantial funds to benefit arts in the school programs in Pleasanton. 

Radio Interview: Carmen Milagro interview with Ms. Siprashvili, Nov. 20, 2009 Listen here.
Wikipedia Article: Tamriko Siprashvili 

 
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