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Born in 1988 in St. Petersburg, Georgy Tchaidze began studying violin and piano at the age of seven and initially pursued training on both instruments before deciding to devote himself to the keyboard. He completed his studies with Irina Feoktistova at the Balakirev Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod and with Sergei Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and as a postgraduate with Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin. Among Tchaidze’s numerous competition victories, he took First Prize at the 2009 Honens International Piano Competition in Canada. In 2015 he won the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromsø, Norway. In recent years Georgy Tchaidze has appeared in recitals at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He has been a guest artist at the Toronto Summer, the Kissinger Sommer, the Verbier Festival, the Settembre Musica in Turin, the Lofoten International Piano Festival in Norway, and the Festival Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse in Southern France. Under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman, he has performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; as a chamber musician he regularly concertizes with the Cecilia String Quartet and the Borodin Quartet. Georgy Tchaidze has released three CDs to date: Dvořák’s Piano Quintet, Op. 81, with the Cecilia String Quartet; a Schubert album including such works as the Wanderer Fantasy; and a CD of works by Medtner, Mussorgsky, and Prokofiev.