Nino Bakradze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, into a family of musicians.
She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Tbilisi V. Saradjishvili State Conservatory as a student of Svetlana Korsantia. Ms. Bakradze completed a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory with Alexander Korsantia in 2013 and a Professional Studies Certificate from The Boston Conservatory with Jonathan Bass in 2014. She is currently enrolled in the DMA program in Piano Performance at the University of Arizona where she studies with Professor Tannis Gibson.
From a very early age, Ms. Bakradze has presented piano recitals worldwide, including Finland, Poland, Armenia, Georgia, China, Spain, Brazil, and the USA. Most recently, she won the Gold Medal and First Prize at the Louisiana International Piano Competition (USA, 2015) and the Silver Medal at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA, 2015). She was a winner of the Lois Trester Piano Competition (USA, 2015), winner of the President’s Concerto Competition at the University of Arizona, and a prize winner of USASU Bosendorfer International Piano Competition (Phoenix, AZ, 2015). In 2014, she was a prizewinner in Spain’s Maria Canals International Piano Competition and in 2012, she was awarded Third Place at the BNDS International Piano Competition of Rio de Janeiro. She won both New England Conservatory’s Concerto Competition and the Piano Honors Competition. Ms. Bakradze was a prize winner at the International A. Khachaturian Competition in Armenia and Second Place winner at the J. Flier International Piano Competition. Awards from within her home country include First Place at the N. Gabunia National Competition and the Roza Rozhok and Emil Gurevich Young Georgian Piano Competitions.
Nino Bakradze has participated in master classes of Dimitri Alekseev, Eteri Anjaparidze, Natalia Trull, H.Y. Shtrub, Vladimer Feltsman, Suzan Star, Robert Hamilton, Philip Kawin, Alexander Slobodianik, Pol Ostrovski, John O’Conor, and Jon Nakamatsu. Nino also participated in the Tsintsadze Festivals of Chamber Ensembles in Georgia and Dittsenbach’s Summer Art Festival of Borjomi, also in Georgia. She has received grants from the Heinrich Neuhaus Fund, the Gillet Fund, and from the President and Prime Minister of Georgia. She is a recipient of Medici Foundation and National Society of Art and Letters.
2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Semifinalists Honorable Mention Award-Winner.