Prof. Nana Jashvili
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"We enjoyed the violinist Nana Jashvili with her broad and brilliant sound, inner radiance and absence of any false pathos as one of the greatest virtuosos of our time."
"The celebrated and rewarded by many bravos from the audience soloist for the evening was the exceptional violinist Nana Jashvili who performed Alexander Glasunov’s rhapsodic violin a-moll concerto with a soulful expression and a poignant cantilena, and in the final movement with a breath-taking virtuosity. Splendid."
These and similar quotations from various important periodicals from Westphalia like Neue Westfälische Zeitung, Westfalen Blatt or Die Glocke appeared as the media reaction to her third Master concert in Gütersloh in the finale to the "European Week of Culture".
Nana Jashvili, a master virtuoso, is recognized by the press and critics particularly for the emotional intensity and the profound lyricism of her playing. Artistic charisma and outstanding instrumental ability were developed under the influence of two cultures: born in Tbilisi (Georgia) she received her initial training from her father Luarsab Jashvili before entering the master class of the great violinist Leonid Kogan at the Moscow conservatory. Having won several national competitions as well as the "Concours International de Montreal" she had her triumphant breakthrough at the age of seventeen, when she won the "Premier Grand Prix" at the International Jacques Thibaud Competition, where she was also awarded the "Prix Special" for the best interpretation of Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane."
Nana Jashvili is the recipient of several state prices of the Soviet Union. Since then she has given concerts in the great capitals of music in Europe, Canada and Japan. She has appeared as soloist with well-known orchestras such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Gewandhaus orchestra of Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra de Paris and the Moscow and Leningrad Philarmonic Orchestras. She had worked with great conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm, Kurt Masur, Vazlav Neimann, Aleksander Dmitriev, Andrey Boreyko, Uros Layovic, Neeme Järvi, Yehudi Menuhin, Valerie Gergiev, Pavel Kogan, and Jansug Kakhidze. Nana Jashvili is a welcome guest artist on the concert stages at the summer festivals of Vienna, Bregenz and Copenhagen. Her repertoire extends from the Baroque to the contemporary. Her interpretation of the violin concerto op.36 by Schoenberg in the Vienna state opera was celebrated as an extraordinary event. As a professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen she also devotes her time to the training of the talented young musicians as well as giving master classes.
Nana Jashvili plays a Nicola Gagliano violin from 1732.