Experience a unique piano extravaganza featuring two virtuosos Eteri Andjaparidze and Ioannis Potamousis

Internationally acclaimed Grammy-nominated Steinway Artist, multi-prizewinner, and esteemed Professor of Piano from NYUNY, Eteri Andjaparidze, and NYUAD Professor of Piano and Steinway Artist, Ioannis Potamousis come together to present a captivating recital featuring both solo pieces and piano duets. The recital embarks on a musical journey through time, weaving together contrasting styles and textures. Open your ears to the timeless elegance and wit of Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, the nostalgic charm of Faure’s Dolly Suite, the playful complexity of Ligeti, and the sheer power and passion of Rachmaninoff’s Six Morceaux.

Biographies

Ioannis Potamousis

Ioannis Potamousis, described by the Pasatiempo as “New Colossus of the Keys,” is internationally acclaimed as a charismatic and passionate performer, known for his captivating artistry and introspective, poetic expression. “…Ioannis Potamousis impressed the audience with his powerful and charming performance as well as his ability to create a dialogue with the orchestra,” wrote Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger of his performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto. “Great brilliance… unique atmosphere,” said the Cincinnati Post. The Gulf News wrote: “…It was worth just to listen to Potamousis play the Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody. As we watched the pianist lose himself, we too became mesmerized by the music which took our breath away….”, “…anyone should watch Potamousis in action – he is thunderous one moment, comedic the next, then delicate as air.

Potamousis’ performances have taken him to important international venues in Europe and the Middle East as well as across North America. He has played at the Athens Concert Hall, the international summer festival and, on his recent Middle Eastern tour, to concert halls in Palestine, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai appearance included collaboration with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Dubai. He has also performed with the NSO Symphony Orchestra in multiple cases.

In New York, he has played in the Trinity Church Concert Series, the Mannes festival and at Steinway Hall, the Harvard Club and the Metropolitan Club. He has performed concertos with New York’s New Amsterdam Symphony, the Collegium Musicum of Cologne, the Summit (New Jersey) Symphony, the Athens State Orchestra, the New Jersey City Symphony Orchestra and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Ioannis Potamousis is a prizewinner of several international piano contests, including the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati (Silver Medal), the International Piano Competition in Santa Fe, New Mexico (First prize) as well as the Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis. He holds degrees from Musikhochschule Cologne, New York’s Mannes College of Music and Rutgers University, where he received a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Most recently, Ioannis completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Nottingham University. Currently, he is the Head of Keyboard Studies at Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Adjunct Instructor of Music at New York University in Abu Dhabi. Ioannis served as the Young Artists Competition coordinator on behalf of the NSO in Abu Dhabi. He is also the co-founder of “Pollen-spreading the seeds of music”. Ioannis is the first Steinway Artist in the UAE. His latest recordings are produced by “Subways Music” with works by Beethoven and Liszt as well as his latest one with works by Chopin are available on all streaming platforms.

Eteri Andjaparidze

Eteri Andjaparidze has gained international acclaim as a multifaceted artist and insightful pedagogue. Her discography on Naxos, Marco Polo, and Melodia labels includes Grammy and Deutsche Schallplatten awards-nominated solo albums. She has appeared around the globe in solo recitals, chamber programs, and as guest soloist with major orchestras and conductors. Her international festival engagements include Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, IKIF, Mannes Sounds Festival, NYU Summer Piano Intensive, Round Top Festival-Institute, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Los Angeles International Piano Symposium, Piano Festival Northwest, Southeastern Piano Festival, Apollo Music Festival, Puerto Piano, Bermuda Piano Festival, Villa Sandra Piano Academy, Todi International Music Masters, Festival International de Colmar, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Duszniki-Zdroj Chopin Festival, White Nights, Russian Winter, Neuhaus Piano Festival, and Autumn Tbilisi. A Steinway Artist, Andjaparidze has founded and directed special projects and festivals such as The United Sounds of America, PianoTheatre, Eteriani, and AmerKlavier, the first piano performance studio named to the International Steinway Artists roster. She teaches on the piano faculties at NYU Steinhardt and Mannes School of Music, and has served as Head of the Keyboard Program and Professor of Piano at DePaul University, Chicago, the SUNY, the Moscow and Tbilisi State Conservatoires, and as visiting professor with masterclass series worldwide. Born to a family of musicians in Tbilisi, Georgia – her father, Zurab Andjaparidze, the leading tenor with the Bolshoi Opera and mother, pianist Yvetta Bachtadze, a student of Alexander Iokheles from Konstantin Igumnov’s piano lineage – she studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Vera Gornostaeva, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. The youngest participant, Andjaparidze received Fourth Prize at the Fifth Tchaikovsky International Competition, Moscow, and was the first Soviet pianist to win Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition. Her awards include People’s Friendship Order, Order of Honor, and People’s Artist of Georgia title.