Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Nino Gvetadze
BBT Award 2010

Nino Gvetadze - Biography

Nino Gvetadze received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010. For an up to date biography please visit

Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgian pianist Nino Gvetadze has an international career as a soloist and a chamber musician. Her performances have been praised by many critics throughout Europe and Asia.

Nino has received various awards, most importantly the Second, Press and Audience Prizes at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2008. She received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010, resulting in the release of Widmung, a CD with Liszt piano works released in July 2011 on Orchid Classics.

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 philharmonic orchestras in Rotterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Warsaw, Gdansk, Espoo-Helsinki, Seoul, Cannes, the Bergische and the Rheinische Philharmonie, Münchner Symphoniker, amongst others. She toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

In recital Nino has performed all over the world: in Hannover (PRO MUSICA Preisträger amKlavier-Zyklus), Bayreuth, Herkulessaal and Prinzregententheater Munich, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Spoleto Festival, Lucerne Piano Festival, Bunka-kaikan Hall Tokyo, Kuhrhaus Wiesbaden, Schloss Achberg at Bodensee, the Festival Piano aux Jacobins (Toulouse), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland). In the Netherlands Nino is a regular guest at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.The Dutch National TV broadcast the Shostakovich Quintet, which she performed with the Brodsky Quartet at the renowned Prinsengracht Concert. She was featured in BBC4 documentary “Story of Music” and played Live on Dutch National Television on the instruments of Hector Berlioz and Vladimir Horowitz. Nino´s recorded recital at the Sendesaal Bremen has been chosen for the “ARD-Radiofestival.”

In 2018 Challenge Classics has released an album with the 24 Préludes of Chopin under the title Ghosts.

In Tbilisi Nino 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 plays on a Steinway Grand Piano, kindly lent to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation.

Last updated: October 2018

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!

Photographs by Sussie Ahlburg