Acclaimed Georgian pianist performs for ‘Amigos de Música’
Pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili

Acclaimed Georgian pianist performs for ‘Amigos de Música’

Concerts will be held at Os Agostos, near Santa Bárbara de Nexe, on October 11 and 13

Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili will give two concerts for the Amigos de Música this month. These will take place in the Auditorium of Os Agostos country estate, near Santa Bárbara de Nexe.

On Tuesday, October 11, the charismatic pianist will play works by Mozart, Chopin and Brahms and Shostakovich. On Thursday, October 13, Dudana’s concert will feature several pieces by Bach including the famous Chaconne and 2 sonatas by Beethoven.

Dudana Mazmanishvili was born in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in 1980. She received her first piano lesson from her mother when she was just three. Three years later, Dudana was accepted into Tbilisi’s Central Music School for Children and then continued her music studies at Munich’s Hochschule and later in New York’s Mannes School of Music.

In performances of concert and recital works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev and Schumann, Dudana’s lyrical gifts and exceptional virtuosity have won her critical acclaim around the world. Dudana’s Carnegie Hall debut in a recital was described by critic Harris Goldsmith as “staggeringly virtuosic and powerful” in the Classical Music Review.

Between 2013-18, Dudana shared her musical career with her mission as cultural attaché promoting Georgia’s rich culture and historic roots. In 2018, she was named a member of the European Cultural Parliament.

Dudana’s debut recital CD of works by Bach, Busoni, Liszt and Rachmaninoff was recorded by Bavarian Radio. Her newly published CD of works by Schumann is receiving widespread critical acclaim.

Last year she gave her debut at the Berliner Philharmonie at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and the Konzerthaus Berlin performing Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3. Dudana is the founder of the Tbilisi Piano Festival.

Doors will open at 6pm, canapés and refreshments will be served, and concerts will start at 7pm sharp.

Entry donation including refreshments is €30 per person for guests and non-members, payable in advance by bank transfer (see website below).

The Amigos de Música is an international group of around 100 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organisation and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

For more information about the Amigos de Música, visit the new website www.amigosdemusica.org

For membership enquiries, contact helga.hampton@gmail.com

For concert bookings, email to reservasconcertos@gmail.com