„Nana Jashvili a masterly virtuoso, is recognized by the press and critics particularly for the emotional intensity and the profound lyricism of her playing. Artistic charizma and outstanding instrumental ability developed under the influence of two cultures: born in Tbilisi (Georgia) she received her initial training from her father Luarsab Jashvili before entering the master class of the great violinist Leonid Kogan at the Moscow conservatory. Having won several national competitions as well as the "Concours International de Montreal" she had her triumphant breakthrough at the age of seventeen, when she won the "Premier Grand Prix" at the International Jacques-Thibaud-Competition, where she was also awarded the "Prix Special" for the best interpretation of Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane". Nana Jashvili is the recipient of several state prices of the Soviet Union. Since then she has given concerts in the great metropoles of music in Europe, Canada and Japan. She has appeared as soloist with well-known orchestras such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra de Paris and the Moscow and Leningrad Philarmonic Orchestras. She had worked with great conductors such as a.o. Kirill Kondraschin, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin, Valerie Gergiev, Arnold Katz, Pavel Kogan, Gansug Kachidse. Nana Jashvili is a welcom guest artist on the concert stages at the summer festivals of Vienna, Bregenz and Kopenhagen. Her repertoire extends from the Baroque to the Avantgarde. Her interpretation of the violin concerto op.36 by Schцnberg in the Vienna state opera was celebrated as an extraordinary event. As a professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow she also devotes her time to the training of the talented young musicians as well as giving master classes. Nana Jashvili plays a Nicola Gagliano violin.