Catherine Gordeladze
Pianist


Born in Georgia and based in Germany, the pianist Catherine Gordeladze has

gained renown by virtue of her “sparkling tone”, “an original, profound

musicality” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), her “charm, brilliant technique and

great variety of tone colours” (Radio Bremen) and a “performance underpinned by

instinctive sureness and elegance” (Zeitung fürs Dresdner Land), thus establishing

herself as one of the most remarkable musicians of the younger generation.

Five highly-praised solo CD recordings with ARS MUSICI, NAXOS and ANTES

EDITION bear witness to this pianist’s high standard of artistry and her international

renown.

Her latest album, „Caprice Brillant“ released by ANTES EDITION came out in 2020

and was immediately selected as CD-TIPP in hr2 Kultur and Radio Bremen2,

chosen as Recording of the Months by Pianodao (UK), Best rating (10/10/10) by

klassik-heute; 5 Sterns by kulturfreak, 5 Sterns by Piano News, recommended on

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Love London, Love Culture (UK), Lady Magazine

(UK) and Interlude Magazine (UK): “Her brilliant control of tone, texture and

structural overview consistent throughout these many and varied

compositions“ (Pianodao, UK).

Her album, “Dance Fantasies“ (ANTES EDITION) was selected by BBC Radio as

CD of the Week in Classics Unwrapped. “Klassik heute” praised the way she

performed “with subtle charm and pianistic grandeur”. The same CD was also

named “CD-TIPP” on “hr2 Kultur”, recommended on klassik.com, and chosen as

Album of the Week on WRD3. Britain’s Lady Magazine also named it CD of the

Week, and Pianodao UK picked it as “Best of the 2017 Shortlist”.

Her album „American Rhapsody“ (ANTES EDITION) featuring piano works by

American composers, immediately won the silver and bronze medals in the

instrumental performance solo/album category of the renowned Global Music

Award in the USA. “Her playing is delightful” was the enthusiastic response from the

American music magazine Fanfare. The CD was specially recommended by the

German online magazine klassik.com and radio station hr2 kultur.

An outstanding soloist and much-sought-after chamber music partner, Catherine

Gordeladze currently makes guest appearances at major concert venues and with

renowned orchestras including the Georgian State Orchestra, the Philharmonic

Orchestra of Landestheater Coburg, the Mainz Philharmonic State Orchestra, the

South-West German Chamber Orchestra of Pforzheim, the Europa Philharmonie

and the Dortmund Philharmonic. She has performed in the lunchtime concerts

broadcast by Hesse Radio in Frankfurt, in the Winners and Masters concert series

at the Philharmonie im Gasteig in Munich, in the Mozart Society concerts at the

Kurhaus of Wiesbaden, at The Next Generation III festival at the Harenberg City-

Center building in Dortmund, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and at chamber

music recitals in collaboration with such artists as violinist David Garrett and cellist

Daniel Müller-Schott.

She has also made numerous radio and television recordings in Georgia, the

Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg, New Zealand,

Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong and the USA.

In 2017 she was singled out by the city of Frankfurt/Main as an “outstanding

personality with a migrant background” for her successful international activity

as a performing artist and her honorary involvement in “Rhapsody in School”, a

project for which she regularly visits schools in order to encourage students to take

an interest in classical music. She was presented with this distinction by the Mayor

of Frankfurt, Peter Feldman, in a formal ceremony in a packed St. Paul's church.

Catherine Gordeladze has won awards in various competitions, including the

International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt. She has won the medal of

the French Legion of Honour. During the award of the 2004/05 Bruno Heck prize by

the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, this “outstanding pianist” received a special prize

in recognition of her “extraordinary achievement”.

Throughout the course of her musical training, up until passing her concert exam,

Catherine Gordeladze attained distinctions at the music colleges in Tbilisi,

Frankfurt am Main and Weimar. She received her first piano tuition at six years of

age at the Central Music School in Tbilisi. Celebrated as a child prodigy,

she made her first orchestral appearance at just seven years of age. She gave a

piano recital at ten years of age. Just one year later, she took part in a gala concert

at the Tbilisi Opera in the presence of the former Georgian president Eduard

Shevardnadze. The concert was broadcast live on television throughout the Soviet

Union. Her encounter with and many years of tuition from Alexis Weissenberg have

significantly influenced her artistic development.

In addition to her concert engagements she teaches at the College of Music and

Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main and at the Kalaidos University of Music in

Zurich.

www.catherinegordeladze.de