Georgian pianist Nino Jvania graduated from Tbilisi V. Sarajishvili Conservatoire. Then she went to Germany to study at the R.Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Her particular interest in contemporary music led her to multiple participations in Stockhausen-courses (Germany) and the prizewinning performance at the Orléan International Piano Competition of 20th Century Music (France). She was the grant holder of the DAAD, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Open Society Foundation and the International Ensemble Modern Academy. Her interest in contemporary music determined also her research activity. Nino’s doctoral dissertation observes the piano work by Karlheinz Stockhausen, who included her in the list of recommended interpreters of his music. She is also the author of a monograph on contemporary piano performance.
Nino has given masterclasses and public lectures at conservatories and music academies in Helsinki, Siena, Budapest, Aarhus, Oslo, Riga, Tallinn and Birmingham. She has also been invited as a guest artist to various festivals and courses: NEC Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance (Boston, USA), Encuentros (Buenos-Aires, Argentina), Stockhausen International Symposium (Kiev, Ukraine), Young Euro Classics (Berlin, Germany), Close Encounters (Switzerland), Viola Forum (Poznan, Poland), NovemberFest (Birmingham, UK). 2010 and 2013/14 she was a visiting professor/scholar at New England Conservatory and New York University, holding also guest lectures at Harvard and Tufts Universities.
Nino is the co-founder the New Music Student Ensemble of Tbilisi Conservatoire and Contemporary Music Ensemble Georgia Modern.