Weekend Concert Series

Nicolas Namoradze, piano

Gardner Museum debut

Sunday, March 1, 2020
1:30 - 3 pm
Calderwood Hall


J. S. Bach, Sinfonia No. 9, BWV 795 (1723)
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 (1731) from Clavier-Übung I
Alexander Scriabin, 8 Etudes, Op. 42 (1903)
Alexander Scriabin, Sonata No. 4, Op. 30 (1903)
Alexander Scriabin, Sonata No. 9, Op. 68, “Black Mass” (1913)
Alexina Louie, I leap through the sky with stars (1991)
Nicolas Namoradze, Etudes, I-VI (2018)

Pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze came to international attention upon winning the triennial Honens International Piano Competition in 2018—one of the largest and most prestigious competition prizes in classical music. The Calgary Herald called him “unparalleled,” and “a pianist’s pianist.” After completing his undergraduate studies in Budapest, Vienna, and Florence, Nicolas moved to New York to obtain his master’s degree at The Juilliard School. He now pursues his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he holds the Graduate Center Fellowship.

In the words of the legendary Emanuel Ax, pianist Nicolas Namoradze is “set to become one of the truly important artists of his generation.” Don’t miss this extraordinary Gardner Museum debut, which features some of Namoradze’s own compositions, along with Bach, Scriabin, and Canadian composer Alexina Louie.


Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Choose from two seating sections. See inside back cover for details.


Adults $36, seniors $33, members $24, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).


Adults $31, seniors $28, members $19, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

How to buy tickets:

  • Online: Click the TICKETS button*
  • By phone: Call the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday–Monday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday until 6 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase tickets at the door, Wednesday–Monday, 11 am–4:30 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY

For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets for sold-out performances.

*Handling charges apply to these orders.


  • Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level.
  • To request accessible or wheelchair seating, or large-type programs, please call the box office at 617 278 5156.
  • Seating begins 45 minutes before performance time. Once the performance begins, seating is not guaranteed.
  • Tickets purchased online or by phone within 14 days of the concert will be held at the admission desk.
  • For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby on the day of performance. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be made.
  • Programs are subject to change.


The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.