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Tamara Atschba grew up in a family of singers in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of four, she received her first piano and composition lessons with her mother, Prof. S. Egorowa and with Prof. L. Nikabadze. She continued her studies at the Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory in the classes of Prof. E. Russischvili and Prof. L. Bakrazde and received four diplomas as a concert pianist, chamber musician, accompanist and teacher.
Tamara Atschba is winner of several competitions, such as the Dmitri Kabalewski Piano Competition, the Caucasian Piano Competition for Young Artists, the Piano Soloists Competition of the Philharmony of Tbilisi and the National Georgian Composition Competition of Georgian National TV and Radio. At an early age, she performed as a soloist together with the Georgian National Philharmonic orchestra.
As a chamber musician as well as a soloist, Tamara Atschba is busily concertising. Described by critics as an "incomparable, inspired pianist", she has been playing in Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Israel, USA, Japan, Korea and Mexico and has been performing at numerous international festivals, such as l’Eté Musical dans la Vallée du Lot, L'Eté Musical en Bergerac, Ankara Music Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival "Libertas", Zarlino Festival di Musica da Camera, Tel Aviv chamber music festival "Bridges" and Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad.
Numerous CD recordings and concert performances at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the large ORF broadcasting hall in Vienna, Bösendorfer Hall, the ceremonial hall of the Austrian National Library, radio and concert hall Flagey in Bruxelles, the Liszt concert hall of the conservatory in Budapest, the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Hall (Italy), Rose Theater Hall Fuji (Japan), Jacques Thibaud Conservatory Hall in Paris (France), Kaufman Hall in New York (USA) among other concert halls in London, Freiburg, Hannover, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Florence, Istanbul, Ankara, Prague, Warsaw and Moscow testify her agile artistic activities.
With her latest Album "1914", published by Gramola, Tamara Atschba marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. A range of works have been written during the years of war. In her album, Tamara Atschba presents the following selection, as a musical commemoration of the year 1914, together with her colleagues Louise Chisson, Matthias Adensamer, Alexander Znamensky und Christophe Pantillon: Preludes for Piano op. 38 and piano quintet in c minor op. 42 (1917/18) by Louis Vierne, as well as the Sonata for Violin and piano op. 64 (1915/16) by Charles Koechlin. One of her CD's has been added to the list of the “Top10 classical” of 2013 and published in the „Magazine Artistxite“. In 2015 she started the project „Dialogue entre musique et lumieres - Hommage á Scriabine - Synesthetic Perception: Alexander Scriabin's Color Hearing“ at the French fesival „L'Eté Musical en Bergerac“, in memory of the 100th anniversary of the composer's death.
Tamara Atschba is a long-term chamber music partner of the violinist Prof. Dora Schwarzberg, who said „in noumerous concerts, Tamara Atschba showed her refined skills, as well as her extraordinary musicality“. The prime violinist of the Alban Berg Quartett verified her as „an outstanding partner for the entire chamber music repertoire“. Furthermore, she is duo partner of the French violinist Louise Chisson. In 2016, the two musicians founded a summer music academy in Monpasier, France.
Through her carreer, Tamara Atschba came across fascinating artistic personalities, such as Valentin Berlinsky, Claudio Abbado, Ruggero Ricci, Martha Argerich, Boris Berezovsky and Maxim Vengerov.
Her strong musical personality, the high quality of her playing and the exceptional colours of her piano sound have been noticed by outstanding musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Metha ("such a wonderful and powerful sound!"), Vladimir Ashkenazy ("an exquisite piano playing"), Vladimir Krainev, Liana Isakadze, Wolfgang Marschner, Ivry Gitlis („she is an amazing musician!“) and Yuri Bashmet.
In 2015, the book „Georgian – German Faces and Names“ was published, in which contains a detailed report about the pianist Tamara Atschba („Professor of Music from Georgia“).
Tamara Atschba has been frequently invited to give master classes throughout Europe and Asia, as well as a juror at international music competitions. 2015 she became a member of the „International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences“.
Since 1995, Tamara Atschba has worked as a teacher and accompanist at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and since 2012 she is Professor at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Drama in Vienna. Several of her students are prize winners of international competitions and festivals.

From 2016, Tamara Atschba is a co- founder of the Summer Music Academy in Monpasier, France and a Vice President and Artistic Director of the Esperus Art Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

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