Atschba Tamara

Tamara Atschba was born in a singer's family in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of four she has her first piano and composition lessons with her mother, Prof. S.Egorowa and Prof. L.Nikabadze. Very soon she is winner of numerous competitions such as the D.Kabalevski Competition, the Caucasian Piano Competition for Young Interprets, the Soloists Competition of the Philharmony of Tbilisi and the National Georgian Composition Competition. These prizes give her the opportunity to perform regularly with the Georgian National Philharmony. She continues her studies at the Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory in the classes of Prof. E. Russischvili and Prof. L.Bakradze, and receives four diplomas as concert pianist, chamber musician, accompanist and teacher.

Since 1997, Tamara Atschba has been teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She is a long time colleague and partner of the renown violinist Dora Schwarzberg, who has said about her: "In numerous concerts Tamara Atschba showed not only her talent but also virtuosity and an extraordinary musicality". She worked for ten years with Professor Günter Pichler, first violin of the Alban Berg Quartet, who describes her as "an amazing partner for the chamber music repertory".

Tamara Atschba is playing in duo with the French violinist Louise Chisson.

Since 2012 she is also teaching in the Vienna Prayner Conservatory. Described by critics as an "incomparable, inspired pianist", she plays in Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Israel, USA, Japan, Korea and Mexico, and takes part in numerous international festivals such as l’Eté Musical dans la Vallée du Lot, L'Eté Musical en Bergerac, Ankara Music Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival "Libertas", Zarlino Festival di Musica da Camera, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Tel Aviv chamber music,festival"Bridges" .Her strong musical personality, the high quality of her playing and the particular colours of her sound have been noticed by outstanding musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Metha, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Abbado, Wolfgang Marschner, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov and Pierre Amoyal. In performances and recordings at the Konzerthaus and the Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna and for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), at the Benedetti Michelangeli Hall in Italy, the concert hall of the Liszt Conservatory in Budapest, and other concert halls in Brussels, London, Paris, Florence, Madrid, Freiburg, Istanbul and Warsaw, the public and critics always praise the excellence and aestheticism of her playing.

With her last Album"1914" Tamara Atschba, together with viennese record label Gramola, commemorates the 100 years of the beginning of the First World War. Numerous works written during the war years: Louis Vierne's Quintet for Piano and Stringquartet in c minor op. 42 (1917/18) and  Preludes for Piano op. 38, Charles Koechlin's Sonata for Violin and Piano op. 64 (1915/16), performed by Tamara Atschba, Louise Chisson, Matthias Adensamer, Alexander Znamensky and Christophe Pantillon.