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 www.bmfdrachten.nl
Since 2001 Nana conducts her own founded chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl
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 www.mctreizen.nl 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 http://www.hermitage.nl 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 www.moderatocantabile.nl
(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'.
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
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
Saturday the 18th of February at 15:00 p.m. Byzantine Man Choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in PK church Vilsteren
Saturday the 17th of March at 18:00 p.m. duo collaboration concert with Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl and ensemble Klapa Bandira Düsseldorf
Sunday the 18th of Mach at 19:30 p.m. Byzantine Man Choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in
Village church Metslawier
Sunday the 25th of March at 15:00 p.m. Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl
in Magnus church Bellingwolde, with collaboration Ani Natroshvili (viola) http://aniviola.wixsite.com/home
Saturday the 14th of April, choirday in Winsum, Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl
Saturday the 14th of April at 20:00 p.m. duo collaboration concert with chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl and ensemble Klapa Bandira in Doopsgezinde church Groningen
Saturday the 26th of Mei at 20:30 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in St. Nicolas church
Saturday the 27th of Mei at 15:30 p.m. Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl
in Maria church Ruinen
Sunday the 24th of June at 14:00 p.m. concert Een uurtje eeuwigheid with chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl in Jozef church Groningen
Sunday the 30th of September at 15:30 p.m. Chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl in Village church Haren
Sunday the 30th of September at 19:00 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in Farmsum church /Farmsum
Saturday the 13th of October, performance Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in Leeuwarden / Frisia Cantat
Sunday the 21th of October at 20:00 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in Spectrum Birdaard
Saturday the 17th of November at 20:00 p.m. chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl Doopsgezinde church Groningen
Sunday the 18th of November at 15:00 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in Maria church of Ruinen
Sunday the 9th of December at 15:30 p.m. Byzantine man choir Friesland www.bmfdrachten.nl in St. Martini church of Koudum
Sunday the 14th of December at 20:00 p.m. Vespers bij S. Rachmaninoff /chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl in Koepel church of Smilde
Sunday the 16th of December at 14:00 p.m. chamber choir Moderato Cantabile www.moderatocantabile.nl in Buitenplaats Eelde
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