27th July – 7th August
This summer the 25th edition of the Delft Chamber Music Festival will take place. New artistic director Nino Gvetadze has put together a programme under the theme People and stories.
The Georgian pianist Nino Gvetadze has been the artistic director of the Delft Chamber Music Festival since 2021. The festival was under the artistic direction of violinist Liza Ferschtman from 2007 to 2021. She succeeded Isabelle van Keulen in 2007, who founded the festival in 1997.
Nino was born and raised in Tbilisi. There she studied with Veronika Tumanishvili, Nodar Gabunia and Nana Khubutia. After graduating she moved to the Netherlands to study with Paul Komen and Jan Wijn. She leads an active international musical life as a soloist and chamber musician. Her performances are praised by many critics across Europe and Asia. Nino has received several prizes, including the second prize, the press prize and the audience prize at the international Franz Liszt piano competition 2008. She became the winner of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010. Nino has performed with many excellent conductors such as Michel Plasson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michel Tabachnik, John Axelrod and Jaap van Zweden and with orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Rheinische Philharmonie, Münchner Symphoniker, North Netherlands Okrest and Residentie Orkest . Nino has performed all over the world in both recital and chamber music concerts. Nino is also a regular guest at the most prestigious concert halls in the Netherlands. Nino is a Challenge Classics artist. Her first CD on this label, Ghosts, contains Frederic Chopin’s 24 Préludes. Her most recent CD Visions is dedicated to the English composer Cyril Scott.
Ms Gvetadze was asked what would she like to achieve with the Delft Chamber Music Festival?
“Delft Chamber music Festival is already famous for the high quality of the concerts and the diversity of the classical musicians, but we also try to think farther and see which corner of classical music needs our attention the most at the moment and especially in the current difficult period. In theses times of pandemic, when the possibilities to perform and get experienced have been taken away from the young artists, we would very much like to support them. Therefor we’re going to launch the Delft Chamber Music Academy, where young musicians will get a chance to meet each other, work with prominent musicians and perform the concerts during the Festival. We’ll also continue to commission new works and develop the possibilities of the multidisciplinary concerts. At the same time we continue the tradition of programming around a certain theme, so that our listeners get an overview around the certain works or composers, giving them an opportunity to listen and discover new, interesting details even about the pieces, that seem to be already very well known.”