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Inga Fiolia

A multiple prizewinner of international competitions and described in the international press as a ‘poet on the piano with remarkable maturity’, Georgian-German pianist Inga Fiolia has a bright future. Since giving her first performance with an orchestra at the age of seven in Tbilisi with the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra, she has shown an outstanding ability as a soloist, accompanist and interpreter of a wide variety of styles, from Baroque to 21st-century compositions.

Inga Fiolia studied at the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Cologne Musikhochschule with Alexey Nasedkin, Vassily Lobanov and Rudolf Kehrer.

As a soloist, she has collaborated with world-renowned orchestras including the Brandenburg State Opera Philharmonic, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra and National Philharmonic, the Bergische Symphoniker, and the South Westphalia Philharmonic. She received the Solti Award and the German magazine Piano News Prize, and has also performed for major TV and radio stations including ZDF, ARTE, Classica TV, SWR, Deutschlandradio, WDR and Georgian TV. Her performance of a selection of Scriabin Preludes and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 was released on DVD—Stars of Tomorrow, presented by Rolando Villazón (Unitel Classica, 2015). She recently released two recordings of Mikhail Glinka’s piano works: Piano Variations (GP741) and Dances (GP782) also on Grand Piano.

Her father Geno Fiolia, composer and an Honoured Artist of Georgia, was a bandleader of the legendary bands Orera and Dielo in the former USSR. He grew to know Tstintsadze personally while they were both members of the Georgian Composers’ Union.

For more information, visit www.ingafiolia.com.

Inga Fiolia talks about Mikhail Glinka in Fono Forum