Tamar Beraia

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The Georgian-Swiss pianist Tamar Beraia strikes with a piano play full of strength and maturity, musicality and virtuosity. Two solo recordings 'Portrait' (EaSonus, 2014) and ‘Beethoven-Liszt’ (Avi-music, 2018) feature her landmark performances of Schumann’s Carnaval, Beethoven’s Variations and Fugue in E-Flat Major and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor. 
Tamar Beraia’s intense concert career focuses on recitals and soloist performances in orchestral appearances. In recent years, she has been performing in Austria, Denmark, Georgia, Germany (Konzerthaus Berlin), France, Ireland, Luxemburg (Philharmonie Luxembourg), the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, in The USA, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (London Wigmore Hall) and Ukraine (National Philharmonic of Ukraine).
Tamar Beraia is a winner of prestigious piano competitions and special awards. This includes the the Third Prize ex aequo and the Sony Audience Award at the 17th International Santander Piano Competition 'Paloma O'Shea' (Spain, 2012), the First Prize of the International Piano Competition 'New Stars' in Wernigerode (Germany, 2010) and the First Prize at the International Piano Competition in Tbilisi (2005), Georgia. In 2014, Tamar Beraia was selected by Bayer’s Cultural Department as a promising young artist and was supported in 2015-2018 as a part of the multinational company’s ‘stART programme’.
She holds a Master’s degree in Solo Performance from Lucerne School of Music (Switzerland) where she studied with professor Ivan Klánský. 
Tamar Beraia was born in 1987 in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of five, she received her first piano lessons from her mother to later study at the music school for talented children 'Z. Paliashvili' with Dodo Tsintsadze and at the State Conservatory (Georgia) with Nana Khubutia. In her childhood already, Tamar Beraia had won first prizes at the International Piano Competitions "Balys Dvarionas" (Lithuania, 1997) and "Heinrich Neuhaus" (Russia, 2000). She also received scholarships from the Mikael Tariverdiev Foundation and pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja. She has been playing four-handed with her sister, as well as repertoire for two pianos. 
Tamar Beraia resides in Bern, Switzerland.