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Irma Gigani

Irma gigani was born in 1996 in Tbilisi. She was 5 years old when she entered Tbilisi Z. Paliashvili N1 Central Music School and studied under L. Firashvili. At the same age she played J.S. Bach f-moll piano concerto (conductor Revaz Takidze).In 2002 she became laureate and winner of Grand prize at Minerbio !! International Competition, Italy. the same year she participated in the marathon of "Gifted Children" at Liana Isakadze's International Art festival.

In 2003 at the 3rd Republican Competition of musician-Performers 9out of competition due to age) was awarded a special prize by the Embassy of USA in Georgia.
Since 2003 she is the participant of the festivals held by V. Spivakov Fund. She is a scholar of V.Spivakov and UNESCO International Fund. Irma Gigani participates in different international festivals.

In 2006-2008 Irma performs as in Georgia as abroad. Should be mentioned her concert held with Ankara Simphony Orchastra in Ankara (Tuerkey), organized by V. Spivakov Fund and her recital at Nice Opera Theatre ( France, organized by UNESCO.
Since 2009 Irma has been studying at Tbilisi V. Sarajishivli Musical Seminary under professor Tengiz Amirejibi.
The same year she was awarded with a medal of Cultural Envoy for Exchange and Development.
The same year was issued her CD with Israel Camerata (conductor Avner Biron).
In 2010 by the initiative of Tbilisi State Conservatory and Poland Embassy in Georgia was held F. Chopin Competition where Irma Gigani won First Prize and Special Award for the best performance of the Georgian composer's masterpiece.
Irma Gigani leads an active concert life: ( Switzerland, Israel, Italy Germany, Russia , Holand Turkey, Denmark).
Since 2013 Irma has been studyng at Tbilisi State Conservatorie under professor Manana Doijashvili.
In 2014 She was chosen to perform on a masterclass with Arie Vardi in Piano Academy Eppan,Italy along with 5 other pianists from different countries.
In 2015 Irma became a laureate of the Aarhus International Competition (Denmark).
In 2016 Irma was a participant of the music festival “Beethoven Superstar” at the Tel Aviv Museum of art in Israel with Alexander Korsantia, Sergey Babayan, Alon Goldstein, Vadim Gluzman and Davit Khrikuli. Irma performed Beethoven Piano Concerto N2 with Israel Camerata Orchestra – conductor – Avner Biron and Also Performed Beethoven’s Piano Sonata N8 at the recital next day.
In 2016 Irma participated in London Master Classes with English Professor and concert pianist Norma Fisher.

Throughout her career, she has given recitals in numerous Concert halls and has performed with symphonic orchestras alongside famous conductors : Recitals in Big Hall of Moscow Conservatoire with Chamber Orchestra of Bolshoi Theatre,In S.Rachmaninoff Hall, in Tchaikovky Hall, with Presidential Symphony orchestra –conductor Burak Tuzun (Turkey), with E.Mikeladze Tbilisi national symohonic orchestra– conductor Ariel Zuckerman, with Israel Camerata – conductor and music director Avner Biron and so on.

In 2018 by invitation of  Shigeru KAWAI Brand, She had recital concerts in Germany.

Irma studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under Professor Stefan Arnold.