Date of Birth: October 25, 2001
School: Tbilisi State Conservatoire
Teacher: Manana Gotsiridze
Concerto: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
My name is Lizi Kakabadze, I was born in Georgia, Tbilisi in 2001. From 2006 to 2016
Istudied at the Z. Paliashvili Central Music School in Tbilisi. After I continued
my musical education at E. Mikeladze Central Music School in the class of Natalia
Natsvlishvili. Presently, I am furthering my education at Tbilisi State Conservatoire.
I was studying with recently passed Emeritus Revaz Tavadze and after 2020 December,
I continued study with Associated Professor Manana Gotsiridze.
In 2007, I gave my first public concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra. In 2009, I
participated in K. Sepashvili International Piano Competition and was awarded the
3rd Prize. In 2012, I was awarded First Prize at 3rd National Competition of the Classical
Music in Tbilisi, Georgia and also Diploma of Merit at the Mozart International Piano
Competition in Rome. In 2013, I won the 1st Prize at the III International Piano competition
of Classical Music held in Tbilisi, Georgia and also participated in International
Piano Competition “Golden Key” in Frankfurt, Germany and was awarded Third Prize.
In 2016, I received the Grand Prix in the First International Piano Competition in
Yereven, Armenia. Also, the same year I was selected as a winner for the best virtuosic
performance nomination and won the First Prize in the 6th International Music Festival
in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2018, I won the First Prize and was nominated for the “Best
Performance of Liszt Paraphrase on Verdi Rigoletto” in the International Piano competition
held in Valletta, Malta. Success in competitions gave me chance and opportunity to
record the CD with KNS Classical. The CD “Pearls” was published in May, 2019 and is
available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play.
The same year, I participated in masterclasses and was chosen by the jury to perform
in two concerts at Grosser Ehrbar Saal in Vienna Prayner Konservatorium –Vienna International
Pianists –VIP Academy. In 2020, I participated in Tbilisi Piano Fest organized by
Dudana Mazmanishvili. I had very interesting Masterclasses with Musicians including
Massimilliano Ferrati, Jerome Rose, Gabriele Leporatti and performed at National Youth
Palace. During 2020, I also won the Gold Star prize at Music and Stars Awards Competition.
I have also participated in masterclasses of Yura Margulis, Alexander Korsantia, Maurizio
Moretti, Stefan Moller, Naomi Ishii, Kurt Seibert, and Eugenie Russo.
I am performing in concerts, festivals and give solo recitals for which I am most
grateful and excited. Except for the main interest of my life, I am fond of singing
in several musical styles. Besides that I am interested in classical vocal (Opera)
and studies singing for three years. Also, I have a great passion for Theatre and
Ballet, I always attended performances from early childhood.
I am keen on swimming, skating and skiing. When I was 3 years old, my parents gave
me the opportunity to learn all these sports and for 13 years I was improving especially
in swimming and skiing. In addition to my hobbies, I cannot leave out cinematography.
I love to think about dramaturgy, to write my own stories, scripts and make my fantasy
creative with different, various interpretation in which music, art and acting are
synthesized. The moment in which emotions are combined with some kind of act and followed
with music, ballet or any other way to reach peoples heart makes me happy and full
of all positive, pleasant emotions.