Tamara Salukvadze is a composer from Tbilisi in the country of Georgia.
Born in 1979, Tamara graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatory (http://www.conservatoire.edu.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG), with a major in music art and composition. She has also majored in composition at the Moscow State Conservatory (http://www.mosconsv.ru/english.phtml). She is currently pursuing Doctoral studies and is also working at the State Conservatory as the supervisor of the Computer-Music Center, where she works with a number of students.
Tamara has been awarded a number of important premiums and prizes in local and international competitions and festivals:
In 1997, she was awarded first prize for Hymn for I from the Central Classical Gymnasium in Georgia
In 2000, she was awarded a diploma for "Dedication," the best string quartet at the "Music of XXI" International Competition and Festival in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
In 2002, she received first prize for her String Quartet "Popuri" by the National Festival in Khoby (Georgia).
In 2004, she received both the first prize and Grand Prix for best Performance at the "Debut" International Competition-Festival of Student Performers and Filmmakers in Georgia.
In 2005, she collaborated with the Embassies of France and Romania in Georgia as the Head of official musical events and activities. Part of this collaboration was with the Alexandre Dumas Centre and the French Academy String Sextet. She wrote scores especially for them. Also in 2005, she was awarded first prize for "Reliquary", her romance for mezzo-soprano. 2005 was also the year she became an active member of the Georgian Composers Unity Organization and IAWM (International Alliance of Women in Music - http://www.iawm.org/). With the assistance of IAWM, she is currently actively working to create an affiliate organization, the Georgian Association of Woman in Music.
In 2006, Tamara collaborated with the American Centre in Georgia as the author of a number of articles about composition and musicians for the Center's International Journal. That year, she also received a third prize for a piano score from the Competition of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia. By decision of the Ministry, the winning scores were involved in an educational program for music schools throughout Georgia.
In 2007, she was awarded a diploma for active participation and work at the 16th International Festival Workshop in Berlin, in cooperation with the Schloss Trebnitz.
Tamara Salukvadze creates scores in both small and large forms and has collaborated with young producers and has created a large catalog of works. She composes mainly in vocal-instrumental genres, but has also written for mixed choir, string ensembles, piano concerts, and vocalists. Her scores for mixed choir are already part of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire's choir-conducting chair's educational program. She is leading an active concert life, as she says, "as much as it is possible in the reality of todays' Georgia."
Selected Works of Tamara Salukvadze
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- "O, madlsa shensa" Romance for mezzo-soprano (piano- Tamara Salukvadze, singer- Ann Rachvelishvili)
- "Avad var Shenit" Romance for mezzo-soprano (piano- Tamara Salukvadze, singer- Ann Rachvelishvili)
- "Zakat" (Russian) Romance for mezzo-soprano (piano- Tamara Salukvadze, singer- Ann Rachvelishvili)
- "Dedication" for string quartet
- "Scream" for string quartet (from the painting by Edvard Munch)
- "Lazare" for mixed choir
- "Khevsuruli" for mixed choir
- "Popuri" for chamber orchestra
- Solo for piano
- Piano Concerto - Finale
- Romance for Baritone - "Apkhazeti" (piano- Tamara Salukvadze, singer- Sulkhan Gvelesiani)