Salome Jordania Biography

Pianist Salome Jordania began her studies at the age of seven in her native Tbilisi, Georgia with Natalia Natsvlishvili. One year later, she became Prize-winner of Georgia’s National Piano Competition. At age 9, her first concert tour was launched, performing Bach’s F minor Concerto in Ukraine with the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, at the age of 10, she won first prize at the Tbilisi International Competition and the top prize at the Eighth International Young Musicians Television Competition in Moscow’s Nutcracker. She was subsequently engaged for numerous solo and orchestral performances in Germany, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Russia and the U.S.

In 2013, Ms. Jordania came to the United States for a second tour of concerts to perform with the San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, as well as solo recitals. She also won first prize in the Tbilisi Chopin National Competition, and the Mayor of Tbilisi granted her a special prize of “Cultural Ambassador to Georgia.” That same year, she won 1st prize in the International Competition in Frankfurt, Germany and was invited to present solo and ensemble recitals throughout Germany.

In 2014 she traveled to Paris to record La Makina, a two-piano work by Martin Matalon, for NAXOS. She was a finalist in Stecher and Horowitz’ New York International Piano Competition. As a scholarship recipient, she attended the New York International Keyboard Institute, winning the top award among the students. As a result of that prize, she is returning in 2018 to offer a solo recital for the festival.

Most recently, Ms. Jordania appeared in Batumi, Georgia as a winner of the Festival in a performance of Mozart’s d minor Concerto with the Georgian Sinfonietta. Her performance of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Concerto with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra was enthusiastically received by the press. In December 2017, she was awarded the Norma Fischer prize in Shreveport’s Wideman International Competition. After the Texas International Piano Festival, she traveled to Tampico, Mexico in June 2018 to appear as a soloist in Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto.

Ms. Jordania is completing her third year at The Juilliard School as a student of Julian Martin.