A native of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, pianist Nino Merabishvili, has captivated audiences around the world with her musical versatility, and powerful yet sensitive performances. Having debuted at age nine with the Georgia State Philharmonic, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488 in A Major, she has since gone on to perform with the major orchestras in her native country, and has toured extensively as both soloist and chamber musician in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, working under the baton of imminent conductors such as Roman Koffman, Timur Minbaev, Vladimir Ponkin, Jansug Kahidze, and many others.
As a distinguished pianist in her native country, Merabishvili’s solo performances won her great acclaim, and now, as an in-demand soloist and chamber musician in this country and abroad, Ms. Merabishvili has collaborated with many of the world’s great artists including Bela Davidovitch, Vera Gornostaeva, Stanislav Neuhaus, Byron Janis, Yakov Milstein, and Helene Grimaud to name a few. Debut venues include Great Hall of Tbilisi State Conservatory, Tbilisi Opera House, Small Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall of Sverdlovsk Concervatory , Symphony Hall in Tbilisi, Great Hall of Liszt’s Music Academy in Budapest, Concert Hall Estonia in Tallin,Merabishvili has been a featured performer on chamber music concerts at Seattle’s Nordstrom Recital Hall,Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Second City Chamber Music Festival, and continues to maintains a regular performance schedule.
Making her home in the Pacific Northwest where she is known not only as a great performer, but also as one of the region’s pre-eminent music educator, Merabishvili maintains a large piano studio of private students in Bellevue.
Merabishvili is a recipient of numerous awards in teaching and performing. Merabishvili studied with Professor Teimuras Matureli at Tbilisi State Conservatory and with Boris Zemliansky at Moscow State Conservatory and holds graduate (M.M.) and post graduate ( PhD) Diplomas with Excellency and a highest degree in Piano Performance, Chamber Music,Accompaniment and Pedagogy.
Merabishvili’s teachers include: professor Irina Orekhovskaia, professor Teimuras Matureli, and professor Boris Zemliansky. In the United States, Merabishvili has worked closely with professor John Pickett and professor Craig Sheppard.