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Nino Barkaya

Nino Barkaya started playing the piano and ballet dancing at the age of 6 and during the years those two fields of art were simultaneously developing in her life.

In 2002 Nino was admitted to the V. Chabukiani’s school of classical ballet  and to the Z. Paliashvili Music school Batumi, Georgia. During these years she performed many solo concerts and concerts with orchestra (conductor David Mukeria). At the same time she performed ballet spectacles like ‘’Sleeping beauty’’, ‘’Nutcracker’’, ‘’Giselle’’, ‘’Don Quixote’’ and danced  solo ballet variations.

After eight years of study in 2010 she admitted to the V. Sarajishvili ’s Conservatoire Tbilisi, Georgia. After four years she graduated for her Bachelor’s degree. During her studying in Conservatory she was soloist of  Georgian ensemble ‘’Erisioni’’.

In 2015 Nino won a scholarship DAAD and continued her  Master’s degree in ‘’Hochschule für Musik und Tanz’’ Cologne, Germany with Prof. Sheila Arnold. She performed her concerts in Cologne, Aachen and participated in several master classes by Den Tepfer, Alexander Korsantia, Valerian Shiukashvili, Nina Tichman.

In 2018 Nino returned in Georgia, started  teaching children playing piano and worked like accompanist of viola, violin, clarinet, bassoon players in various concerts, competitions and festivals.

In 2019 during one year Nino danced modern ballet in Giorgi Aleksidze’s Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet.

In 2022 Nino was admitted to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Prof. Philippe Riga, Piano-accompaniment.