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Natalia Gabunia

The Georgian violinist Natalia Gabunia, living in The Netherlands, studied in Tbilisi, Moscow and Hamburg with Phillip Hirschhorn, Mark Lubotsky and Maya Glezarova.

She made her debut at the age of 12 with the violin concert of Mendelssohn with the Georgian State Symphony Orchestra. In the following years, she regularly performed as a soloist, she gave recitals with pianist Nino Gvetadze, violist Vadim Repin and Hoboist Maurice Bourgue.

They performed at numerous chamber music festivals in Germany, France, Finland, Austria, Italy, Georgia and the Netherlands.

She recorded the violin concert of her father, the famous Georgian composer Nodar Gabunia, with the Symphony Orchestra of Tbilisi.

Recently she appeared on the the Georgian television with Kancheli’s Twilight for two violins and orchestra, together with her husband, the violinist Wouter Vossen.

Natalia is currently teaching at the Conservatory Royal Liège (Liège) and at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg. She is often a juror at competitions such as the National Violin Concert, Irish Violin Days, the Princess Christina Concours or the Young Musician of the Year Competition in Dublin (Ireland).

Natalia plays a rare violin by Zosimo Bergonzi, who she received in loan from the Elise Mathilde Fund.

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