Additional Languages: Russian
Pianist and teacher Gvantsa Zangaladze was first introduced to music at age seven by her mother. Born in the republic of Georgia, Gvantsa studied at Z. Paliashvili Central Music School of Gifted Children and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Tbilisi State Conservatory. She was one of the few Georgian students to win the coveted Presidential Master’s Program in 2013 that supported her studies at Mannes College of Music in NYC . Gvantsa is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance at Stony Brook University.
Gvantsa was awarded 1st Prize in the Concerto Competition at Tbilisi State Conservatory and was a finalist at the Washington International Piano Competition in 2014. Most recently, she was awarded 3rd prize at the Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition in 2016.
Since the age of nine, Gvantsa has performed as soloist with various orchestras including Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra, Tbilisi State Radio and TV Orchestra, and Tbilisi State Conservatory Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in festivals and master classes throughout Europe. Highlights from the past season include solo and chamber performances at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, Tishman Auditorium at the New School, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Klavierhaus, SubCulture and the American Yacht Club. She recently performed an entire Scriabin recital “Solar Sounds” in collaboration with the Irish Society of America.
Gvantsa has enjoyed teaching students of diverse ages and backgrounds at a number of public schools and private music schools in NYC and considers teaching a deeply fulfilling vocation. Prior to joining Tone Academy of Music, she has been a faculty at Bronx Conservatory of Music, Piano School of NYC, and Teacher Tone.