1. Who was your first music / piano teacher?
My first piano teacher was a friend of my family, and I was 4 at the time.
2. When did you first meet the leading Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov?
In 1999, during my move to Moscow.
3. You studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the tutelage of Professor Sergei Dorensky. Can you tell us of your time there and how it was to be mentored by this tutor?
Spivakov recommend me to him to listen.
4. You are currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music with Norma Fisher. How is this progressing?
I love it!
5. When and where did you do your solo debut?
1995 Tbilisi, Composers’ union hall.
6. You have won many competitions across many countries, starting in your native country of Georgia in 2003. What pieces did you play in that event and how well is classical music appreciated in that country?
As Georgia was a part of USSR and earlier the Russian Empire, the Russain music school has a huge influnce there and the traditions are very strong of classical music. Besides, Georgia is one of the oldest countries in the world, where choral singing is an incredible art with a great history.
7. How often and for how long do you practice?
Every day 4 / 5 hours.
8. Do you or would you like to teach music?
Yes, I love to teach music.
9. What inspires you?
Life. People, like Rachmaninov.