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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

It came as a surprise and it stays surprising till now! To be in the family of Borletti-Buitoni Trust means to be surrounded by people that actually care about you as a musician and respect your choices, people that inspire you and help you realize your dream projects. You just need to stay true to yourself and be creative. I can only express my gratitude for all the support, advice and care that BBT has given me, it's very rare to experience anything like this and I am extremely thankful for being able to say - I am a BBT winner!

Nino Gvetadze"

Nino Gvetadze received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010. This page was last updated in August 2013.  For an up to date biography please visit

Born and raised in Tbilisi, Nino Gvetadze studied with Veronika Tumanishvili, Nodar Gabunia and Nana Khubutia. After her graduation Nino moved to the Netherlands to study with Paul Komen and Jan Wijn. Nino received various awards, of which the most important were the Second Prize, Press Prize and Audience Award at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2008. She received the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2010. Nino Gvetadze has performed with many outstanding conductors such as Michel Plasson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michel Tabachnik, John Axelrod and Jaap van Zweden and with the Rotterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Seoul and Netherlands Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Rheinische Philharmonie amongst others. Nino has given various recitals all over the world, among those in Hannover, (PRO MUSICA Preisträger am Klavier-Zyklus), Bayreuth, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Spoleto Festival, Lucerne Piano Festival, Bunka-kaikan Hall Tokyo and at the Festival Piano aux Jacobins (Toulouse). Highlights of the 2013-14 season are recitals in the Concertgebouw Robeco Summer Nights, at the Sendesaal Bremen, and at the Festival Piano aux Jacobins as well as performances of Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto of with the orchestra of St. Gallen, of Mozart with Kammerakademie Potsdam and of Mendelssohn on a tour to Russia with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and many others. Nino has recorded three solo CDs: Piano works by Mussorgsky (Brilliant Classics), Rachmaninov Preludes op 23 and op 32 (Etcetera) and Widmung with Liszt piano works (Orchid Classics). Nino plays on a Steinway Grand Piano, kindly lent to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation.

Photographs by Sussie Ahlburg



Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor

Schumann transcribed Liszt: Liebeslied (Widmung)

Liszt: Sonata in B minor (excerpt)

Nino Gvetadze’s BBT Award realised her dream of not only recording Liszt, but also commissioning a short film in the composer’s bicentennial year, 2011. Graham Johnston’s ethereal animation of Gretchen am Spinnrade is also available on this website here.

Nino Gvetadze piano

Orchid Classics ORC 100017 |

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust


Nino Gvetadze animates Liszt

Commissioned by Nino Gvetadze and produced by Borletti-Buitoni Trust to accompany her CD release Widmung (Orchid Classics), Graham Johnston’s ethereal animation of Gretchen am Spinnrade evokes the surging emotion and beauty of the music with delicate line drawings that dance across the screen.

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