Associate Professor and head of the Piano Department at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Steinway Artist George Vatchnadze has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Israel, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Chile and Guatemala. His most recent engagements have included appearances at Strathmore Hall in Washington DC, the Woodstock Festival (New York State), the Stanford Stravinsky Festival, the Pacific Symphony Rachmaninoff Festival, a residency at the SYArts Festival in Taiwan and performances in Japan. In 1999 he made his New York recital debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Critic Faubion Bowers wrote "Vatchnadze is a consummate artist, now at the height of his musical and intellectual powers. He can do absolutely anything he wants at the piano." Mr. Vatchnazde holds a Diploma from Tbilisi State Conservatory, a MM from Indiana University and completed his Graduate Studies at the Mannes College of Music.