Concert pianist and respected educator, Georgian native Dr. Vakhtang Kodanashvili joined UNI instructor of piano ranks this fall. Vakhtang and his UNI colleague and concert pianist Sean Botkin will fill us in on UNI’s December 2nd Keyboard Festival. Vakhtang will make his IPR Studio One debut performing works by Rachmaninoff on IPR’s Performance Iowa on Tuesday, November 28th at noon. Sean and Vakhtang will come together at the piano to perform Rachmaninoff's Six Pieces, Op. 11. Dr. Kodanashvili joined the world renowned piano studio of Alexander Toradze at Indian University South Bend after moving to the United States in 1995. He emerged victorious at The World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, and made his New York City debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as a result. He has performed with numerous symphony orchestras including South Bend, Elkhart, La Porte, Springfield, Spokane, Louisiana, and the BBC Philharmonic.
Join IPR’s Studio One Performance Iowa on Tuesday, November 28th at noon to hear Dr. Kodanashvili’s Iowa Public Radio debut and more details from Sean Botkin about the UNI’s Keyboard Festival on Dec. 2nd!