My teaching method changes from student to student. If I am working with a beginner, I try to get them interested in music and fall in love with the pieces we are playing. My approach is fun, but I also like to set goals for my students. If I am working with a professional musician, we work on musical pieces on a deeper, more detailed level.
I am a concert pianist and I currently study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Doctorate level - Level 8 - Advanced Postgraduate Diploma. I have been teaching piano for the past ten years to students of all levels (beginner to Conservatoire students).
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 2019-Present
Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance (UK Level 8 Doctorate)
Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw 2017-2018
Postgraduate Artistic Training in Piano Performance
Academy of Music in Krakow 2015-2017
Master of Music (Piano)
Tbilisi State Conservatoire 2010-2014
Bachelor of Music (Piano)
Pascal Nemirovski, Mikhail Kazakevich, John Thwaites 2019-Present
Jerzy Romaniuk 2017-2018
Andrzej Pikul, Marian Sobula 2015-2017
Nana Khubutia 2010-2014
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Scholarship Award 2019
Bradshaw Bursary at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 2019
The Georgian Presidential Scholarship 2010-2014
Scholarship for the highest-ranking students at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire 2010-2014
Chopin Society of Warsaw 2017-Present
I was selected to be the representative of the Chopin Society in Warsaw and have since given about 100 recitals at their venues - “the Chopin Salon” and “Nowy Swiat Muzyki”.
RECENT NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Birmingham Symphony Hall 2019
Pre-CBSO Showcase with Haydn’s Last Sonata in E flat Major
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s “Novemberfest” 2019
Debussy’s “Six Epigraphs Antiques” and Messiaen’s “Visions de L’amen”
Salome Chitaia and friends 2019
A Concert series organized by myself to introduce classical music to children from different regions of Georgia
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Festival 2019
Recital at the Piano Salon of Cormeilles-en-Parisis (Paris, France) 2019
Festival “Georgian Immigrant Musicians in Tbilisi” 2019
A chamber music concert at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire with Pianist Manana Gotsiridze, Volinist Yuri Kuroda and Violist Archil Kharadze. Then a series of Master Classes in local children’s music schools.
“Night Serenades” Music Festival (Batumi, Georgia) 2018
With Swiss Virtuoso Violinist Geza-Hosszu Legocky
Recital - Fryderyk Chopin’s Birthday Celebration Festival (Warsaw, Poland) 2018
Recital at the Georgian Embassy to Poland 2018
In Celebration of the Independence Day of Georgia
Final Concert of the Festival “Contemporary Music Evenings of Tbilisi 2015
Festival “From Easter to Ascension” 2015
Premiere of Josef Bardanashvili’s Perpetum Mobile on two pianos (with Pianist Manana Gotsiridze)
Silver Medal 2018
Frederic Chopin Competition for Young Musicians Dnipro, Ukraine
III Agustin Aponte International Piano Competition Tenerife, Spain
2nd place and a prize for the best performance of a piece by Frederic Chopin 2016
Tengiz Amirejibi International Piano Compeititon Borjomi, Georgia
2nd place 2016
Mikhailo Vukdragovic International Competition Sabac, Serbia
2nd place 2012
“Autumn in Japan” Competition for Composers Tbilisi, Georgia
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire International Piano Festival 2019
Stephen Hough, Stephen Kovacevich, Peter Frankl
10th International Piano Master Classes (Katowice, Poland) 2019
Andrzej Jasinski, Wojciech Switala
6th International Master Course for Young Pianists (Radziejowice, Poland) 2018
Krzysztof Jablonski, Nikolai Demidenko
Cadenza International Summer Music School (London, UK) 2018
John Thwaites, Fali Parvi, Julian Jacobson
London Master Classes 2018
9th International Piano Master Classes (Katowice, Poland) 2018
Anna Malikova, Philippe Giusiano
London Master Classes 2017
Summer Master Classes at the Imola Piano Academy (Italy) 2015
Boris Petrushansky, Ricardo Risaliti
Master Classes with other Professors: Paul Badura-Skoda, Sergei Babayan, Klaus Hellwig, Markus Groh, Michael Leuschner, Neal Larabee, Alexander Korsantia, Natalia Troull, Mi-Jo Lee, Linde Grossman, Rusten Hayroudinoff.
Perfect! Salomé is a phenomenal pianist and brilliant instructor! As a very perspicacious musician, she is able to precisely detect all the musical nuances and offer specific, professional tips that are creative and yet efficacious. Her enthusiasm for music is also contagious! My two lessons with her so far have been enriching experiences! I appreciate her assistance to bring my playing to the next level!
Eric is a great student. Very talented and eager to learn! It was a pleasure to work with Eric, he is motivated and hard-working!
When I met Salomé during my studies at one of the most widely acclaimed royal conservatories in the United Kingdom, I was much struck by the fact that, even there, she stood out as both an accomplished musician and as an exemplary tutor.
Throughout the year I’ve known her, Salomé has exhibited a flair for effective communication; the ability to capture the imagination of a group of listeners; an aptitude for engaging students with humour, relatability and a strong presence; an inexhaustible capacity for empathy; and a sincere and profound dedication to the continued education and enrichments of her pupils.
One memorable personal experience of Salomé’s talents is an occasion in which she gave a recital of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata (a work whose length and difficulty bar its performance from all except the most elite of musicians). Not only did she display breathtaking technical masterful, but also, her interpretation was of transcendent beauty. The round of applause she gained was very long, very loud and, in my humble opinion, very well deserved.
It is not only her technical ability that impresses me, however. Salomé also possesses great natural charm and authority and fluency: that which is often described as the charismatic part of tutorship. She holds, at her core, a simple kindness that attracts various people, and could put even the most anxious of individuals at ease.
In short, Salomé is, by a not inconsiderable margin, one of the most splendid pianists and tutors I have ever had the good fortune of knowing. It is my highest pleasure to recommend her.
Salome is a very experienced teacher and her lessons are super fun. I had no previous experience playing piano and I was able to play a piece by the first lesson. Salome has been teaching me for the past few months and I will continue working with her in the future. Highly recommended!
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