Georgian/Swiss pianist Tamar Beraia was born in Tbilisi (Georgia) into a family of musicians. She received most of her training in Georgia: first piano lessons from her mother at the age of five, then continuing with Dodo Tsintsadze at the Z. Paliashvili Central Music School, and with Nana Khubutia at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. She completed her studies with Ivan Klánský in Lucerne. She is a prizewinner of many national and international competitions, including the Third Prize ex-aequo, the Bronze Medal, and the Sony Audience Prize at the Seventeenth Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition. During her studies she was supported by various scholarships, including those awarded by the M. Tariverdiev Foundation and the eminent pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja. With her sister Natia Beraia, she plays duo since childhood, both in four-hand and twopiano repertoire. In February 2014, Tamar's debut CD Portrait was released on the EaSonus label. Since 2015, Tamar Beraia has been supported by the Bayer AG firm's cultural department within the framework of their stART programme. Engagements include recitals at the Philharmonie de Luxembourg and at Wigmore Hall, as well as performances at festivals and with orchestras in Austria, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
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