Violinist Liana Gourdjia has been acclaimed for her ‘astonishingly pure tone, artistry and bewitching lyricism’. At the age of six, Liana appeared on Moscow television as a rising star and has since performed recitals, with her mother, an accompanist at the Moscow State Conservatory, in many prestigious venues throughout Russia including the Great Hall and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and the Philharmonic Hall in Saint-Petersburg. Her performance highlights include concerts in the Vatican for Pope Jean Paul II, at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and for Unesco in Paris. She became a laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Artists in Sendai in Japan at the age of fourteen and subsequently appeared numerous times on television and radio programs dedicated to presenting young stars in Russia and Europe.
As an active chamber musician, Ms. Gourdjia has collaborated with such artists as Jaime Laredo, Lawrence Power, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Marc Coppey, David Soyer, Antonio Meneses, Giovanni Belucci, François-Frederic Guy, Alexander Melnikov, Peter Laul, the Talich and the Vogler String Quartets. Liana has performed at festivals including the Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, Musique de Chambre de Lyon, the 92/Y in New York, Les Musicales de Compesières in Geneva, Les Musicales de Colmar.
Liana began her studies at the famous Central Music School at the Moscow State Conservatory with renowned professors Iryna Bochkova and Maya Glezarova. She went on to study in the U.S. with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. She received an Artist Diploma from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, studying with Jaime Laredo and where she was the first recipient of the prestigious Jacob’s scholarship.
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