Artistic vision



The conductor prefers to present a broad repertoire, in which the musical interpretion of the selected works and not the textual interpretation takes centre-stage (although the two can of course never be fully seperated). With her own, unique style of conducting - characterised by members

of the choir as 'singing with your hands' Nana hopes to achieve a timbre that reveals the heart

and soul of the chosen piece of music.











Nana Tchikhinashvili was born and raised in Tbilisi,

the capital of Georgia. Since 1995, she has been living and working

in the Netherlands. From the age of 6, Nana sang in a variety of

professional choirs in Georgia. Already at that early age, her

teacher predicted that she would grow up to become a conductor as well.

After graduating High School, Nana went to the so-called Music College

(in Georgia, the Music College is a compulsary preparatory training for those

who wish to go to Music School). There, she majored in Conducting, and also took

minors in Singing and Piano. In 1989 she was admitted to the Conservatory

in Tbilisi, where she studied both Conducting and Singing.

While she was still a student at Conservatory, she was one of the

youngest singers ever to be asked to join the Academic State Choir.

What is more, she was also asked to conduct this same choir.

As a conductor, Nana developed her own, unique style. In 1994

Nana graduated from the Conservatory in both Conducting and Singing.










Apart from being a composer and a singer, Nana is - first and foremost - a conductor.

While teaching vocalisation, she also worked as a guest conductor with the Handelkoor in Roden (2000), and with  e Chamber Choir Ten Boer (2001). As from 2002 up to 2006 Nana worked as a conductor

at the Regional Chamber Choir Peize.

Since April 2007 she is conductor of the Byzantine Men Choir Friesland

Since 2001 Nana conducts her own founded  chamber choir Moderato Cantabile







Mezzo - soprano




While singing in the choir of the Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium in Groningen, Nana was asked to teach

vocalisation to the Roder Jongenskoor, to the Catholic Oratorium association in Groningen, and

at the Stedelijke Muziekschool in Groningen. In addition, Nana has given several solo performances, for example

at De Kolk in Assen (2002), at the Stedelijke Muziekschool in Groningen (2002 and 2003), in Olterterp (2003),

at the Jozef Cathedral in Groningen (2004), in Hoogkerk (2004), at the Martini church in Franeker (2004),

the Margaretha church in Norg (2008), the Martinus church in Middelbert (2009), the PKN-church in Peize (2010).

Through MCT Travel  she has participated in the 'Carmina Burana' in collaboration Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor: Friedemann Riehle) and Project choir in the Smetana hall in Prague (2012)

In 2012 she sang in Hermitage Amsterdam and two times as a soloist by Petite Missa Solennelle of Rossini in Wildervank, with the Drent Vocal Ensemble /conductor - Anne E. de Bruijn and with the

Amadeus choir / conductor - Bert Lammers, at the Stefanuskerk in Westerbork and at the Dorpskerk in Sleen.

Nana has also participated among others in: the Kruiskerk Buitenpost (2013), the Vennekerk Winschoten (2013), the RK-kerk  Vilsteren (2013), the Dorpskerk Vries (2013), the Sant'Andrea della Valle  Rome (2014), the PKN kerk 'de Oase' Drachten (2014), the Kruiskerk Burgum (2014), the Synagoge Groningen (2014), the Breahûs Balk (2015), the H.Bonifatiuskerk Wehe den Hoorn (2015), the Jacobuskerk Zeerijp (2015), the Dorpskerk Eelde (2015), the music hall

 of VRIJDAG Groningen (2015), the Dorpskerk  Peize (2015), the Kruiskerk Burgum (2015), the NH kerk Garnwerd (2015), the Petrus en Pauluskerk Loppersum (2015), the De Oerdracht Joure (2015),

 the Spectrum Birdaard (2016),  the PKN kerk Steenwijkerwold (2016), the Ned.Herv.Kerk IJhorst de Wijk (2016), the Geref.Kerk Boornbergum (2016), the Grote Kerk Veenhuizen (2016), the Dorpskerk Haren (2016), the St. Jozefkathedraal  Groningen (2016), the Petruskerk Leens (2016), the Oosterpoort Groningen (2016), the St. Franciscuskerk Franeker (2016), the Mariakerk Ruinen (2016), the St. Jozefkathedraal Groningen (2016), the Sagrada Famiglia Barcelona (2016), the Santa Maria del Mar Barcelona (2016), the RK St. Odulfuskerk Bakhuizen (2016), the Grote Kerk Epe (2016), the Nicolaikerk Appingedam (2016), the Der Aa-kerk Groningen (2016), the Grote Kerk Epe (2016), the Bonifatiuskerk Leeuwarden (2016), the Hervormde kerk IJhorst de Wijk (2016), the Schuringakerk Jubbega (2016).










Since coming to the Netherlands, Nana has been working as a composer

for a variety of animated and documenter films - including 'In the park ' (1996), a

film that was commissioned by the RVU. Also, Nana has composed music

for De Balie in Amsterdam (1999) and for the Dada-project (2003)

that was commissioned by the VPRO. In 2003, Nana composed the miss

'Moderato Cantabile' .This was done with the chamber choir Moderato Cantabile

(a choir that she founded in 2001) in mind. In 2006 she composed 'Ave Maria' and 'Pater Noster' in 2015, in 2016 'Cherry tree' and 'Miserere nobis'.







Music lessons



Individual classical vocalizing



For: everyone as from 10 years

Teacher: Nana Tchikhinashvili

What: classical singing for beginners and advanced

When: once a week

Register: through contact







For: everyone as from 6 years

Teacher: Nana Tchikhinashvili

What: piano lessons for beginners and advanced

When: once a week

Register: through contact







Course vocalisation



at VRIJDAG in Groningen. For more information or registration please see:





Course choral conducting



This course of 15 lessons, from 11 January to 17 May 2019 every Friday, is intended for people who lead a choir or who want to lead a choir in the future.


You will learn: management technique, how you work with a group of people (musically and socially), how to make repertoire choices, how to easily use the tuning fork, how to convert a particular piece into a different composition and much more .. .




This course can be continued from September 2019


Interested? Sign up via: contact


where and when? at FRIJDAG / Sint Jansstraat 7, Groningen












Nana has performed as conductor as well as singer compositions of the following composers:



Abt / Arcadelt

Bach / Balakirev / Bartok / Beethoven / Bellini / Benedict / Bennet / Berg / Berlioz / Bernstein / Bizet / Bononcini / Billi

Borodin / Bortnjanski / Brahms / Briegel / Britten / Bruckner / Buxtehude

Caccini / Caldara / Carissimi / Cavalli / Cherubini / Chopin / Cimarosa / Clementi / Corelli / Cui / Crescenzo

Danzi / Dargomisjki / Debussy / Delibes / Donizetti / Dufay / Durante / Duruflé / Dvorák


Fauré / Franck

Gabrieli / Gaito / Grieg / Giménez / Guerrero / Gershwin / Gorawa / Glinka

Händel / Hauptmann / Haydn / Hindemith / Honegger


Jacob / Janácek

Kabalevski / Kálmán / Kechakmadze / Kodály

 Lagidze / Lasso / Lotti / Lully / Leoncavallo / Luna

Martin / Mascagni / Mendelssohn / Messiaen / Moessorgski / Monteverdi / Mozart / Munjishvili


Obradors / Orff

Palestrina / Pärt / Pergolesi / Peri / Perti / Porpora / Phaliashvili / Poulenc / Prokofjev / Puccini / Purcell

Rachmaninov / Rimski-Korsakov / de Rore / Rossi / Rossini / Rubinstein

Salieri / Satie / Scarlatti / Schubert / Schütz / Scriabin / Sjostakovitsj / Skriabin / Smetana / Stradella / R.Strauss / Stravinsky Sulganishvili

Telemann / Thomas / Tsjaikovski

Verdi / Victoria / de Vittoria / Vivaldi

Wagner / Walter / Weber







Agenda 2018



Saturday the 18th of February at 15:00 p.m. Byzantine Man Choir Friesland in PK church  Vilsteren



Saturday the  17th of March at 18:00 p.m. duo collaboration concert with Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile and ensemble Klapa Bandira Düsseldorf



Sunday the 18th of Mach at 19:30 p.m. Byzantine Man Choir Friesland in

Village church  Metslawier



Sunday the 25th of March at 15:00 p.m. Chamber choir  Moderato Cantabile

in Magnus church  Bellingwolde, with collaboration Ani Natroshvili (viola)



Saturday the 14th of April, choirday in Winsum, Byzantine man choir Friesland



Saturday the 14th of April at 20:00 p.m. duo collaboration concert with chamber choir Moderato Cantabile and ensemble Klapa Bandira in Doopsgezinde church  Groningen



Sunday the  29th of April at 14:00 p.m. a concert by Byzantine man choir Friesland during 'Een uurtje eeuwigheid' in St. Josef Cathedral  Groningen



Saturday  the 26th of Mei at 20:30 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland in St. Nicolas church

St. Nicolaasga



Saturday the 27th of Mei at 15:30 p.m. Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile

in Maria church  Ruinen



Sunday the 24th of June at 14:00 p.m. concert Een uurtje eeuwigheid with chamber choir Moderato Cantabile in Jozef church  Groningen



Sunday the 30th of September at 15:30 p.m. Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile in Village church  Haren



Sunday the 30th of September at 19:00 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland in Farmsum church /Farmsum



Saturday the 13th of October, performance Byzantine man choir Friesland in Leeuwarden / Frisia Cantat



Sunday the 21th of October at 20:00 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland in Spectrum  Birdaard



Saturday the 17th of November at 20:00 p.m.  chamber choir Moderato Cantabile  Doopsgezinde church  Groningen



Sunday the 18th of November at 15:00 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland in Maria church of Ruinen



Sunday the 9th of December at 15:30 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland in St. Martini church of Koudum



Sunday the 14th of December at 20:00 p.m. Vespers bij S. Rachmaninoff /chamber choir Moderato Cantabile in Koepel church of Smilde



Sunday the 16th of December at 14:00 p.m. chamber choir Moderato Cantabile in Buitenplaats Eelde















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