GREETINGS LETTER OF INITIATOR AND PRESIDENT
Dear Friends of Music,
Dear Friends of Georgia,
Music, both classical as well as folk music, has always played an important role in the Georgian society. Classical music in particular holds a special significance, and Georgia has brought forward outstanding classical musicians. Due to the political situation in the country, unfortunately financial aid for the arts has decreased.
During childhood, I myself experienced the importance of support and affection. Therefore I was able to participate in major competitions and master classes. For several years I had the wish to pass on to other young Georgians the help I myself had once received, which is how the“Vivace”association emerged.
The“Vivace“ association aims to support Georgian children and young people in their musical development.
Thank you for your attention, and we dearly hope you appreciate the value of your financial support for our project.
Tamara Kordzadze, PRESIDENT
Tel.: +41 76 529 25 76
Ralf Kostgeld, VICE PRESIDENT
Critics have praised Tamara’s "effortless technique," "fetching temperament" and "unusual ability to communicate in a unique way with her audience."
The Georgian pianist Tamara Kordzadze was introduced to the piano at an early age and her extraordinary talent had been already recognized while she was still very young. From a very early age, live concerts broadcast on TV and radio, as well as numerous appearances in newspapers, made Tamara Kordzadze famous not only in Georgia, but also throughout Europe. Since the age of six, she has been giving annual concerts - both as a recitalist and as a soloist - with various orchestras and has performed in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Grand Teatre del Liceu, Tonhalle Zurich, Paleis Het Loo and in many European countries, the USA, Asia, Russia and Georgia. She currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
Tamara has been distinguished and has won prizes - including 1st prizes - at numerous national and international piano competitions. She was also awarded as "the best performer of a classical sonata" in Greece, "the best performer of a Debussy prelude" in Portugal, "the special critics prize" in Italy, "Nicati-de Luze prise" as well as at the "Landolt Competition" in Switzerland. Moreover, she has received several prestigious scholarships: an honorary prize awarded annually to talented young Georgians by the President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze; The Stanislav Neuhaus Foundation, and the charity program "New Names" in Moscow.
Tamara Kordzadze currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. Her piano Class at Zürich Conservatory counts more then 53 prizewinners of international Competitions. In addition, Tamara Kordzadze endows others with her diversified experiences as a Solo Pianist, as well as in chamber music master by teaching at variety of master classes. Furthermore, she is a jury member at several international competitions.
Apart from her activities as a pianist, Tamara Kordzadze is also founder and president of "Unite Classics" – an association that promotes and supports promotes classical music in general. Additionally, she was co-founder, board member, and head of international relationships of the association "Youth Classics" from 2009 to 2014.
Tamara Kordzadze is founder and president of "Vivace" – an association that promotes and supports musically talented children and adults in Georgia. She has long been organizing concerts for talented Georgians in Europe, and sending them to international master classes and festivals. "Vivace" also helps them with scholarships, instruments, and purchases goods for music schools, among many other tasks.
Ralf Kostgeld started his career at the School of Visual Arts St. Gallen/Switzerland in Communication Arts and Graphic Design before the postgraduate of his professional education in New York and San Francisco – Film and Multi-Media Arts.
The Member of the Art Director's Club Switzerland worked in several leading Advertising Agencies in Switzerland and the USA. He was Creative Director at Publics Zurich over 7 years and being coresponsible for the agency's creative and economical Nr. 1 success before he founded his own business and worked for Saatchi&Saatchi and Interbrand. After he was Global Head of Brand Creation for IWC Schaffhausen/Richemont international, he started his own Communication- and Creative Business Agency Zelebrand International in 2019. He is also part of the Advisory Board of Margaris Ventures and takes care of the brand globally. The entrepreneur Spiros Margaris is ranked global No.1 Fintech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Influencer by Onalytica.
Ralf Kostgeld was selected to represent Switzerland's creative scene and invited to film his vision about 100 years of Art. His short film "Chez toi" for the 100 Birthday of the “Kunsthaus Zurich”, is exhibited in the leading Museum of Art in Switzerland. The classical music lover has been Guest Lecturer in branding at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and jury member at numerous national and international advertising festivals.
Over 190 national and international Awards has Ralf Kostgeld won, including several gold awards, such as the Gold World Medal at the New York Festivals for the UN/United Nations. And just recently the Gold Award with his team of the World Luxury Award 2018. The music in his cinematic works always plays a very important role.