Conductor


22_Nana Composer Since coming to the Netherlands, Nana has been working as a composer for a variety of animated 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 'Missa Moderato Cantabile' .This was done with the choir Moderato Cantabile (a choir that she founded in 2001) in mind. In 2006 she composed 'Ave Maria'. Singer Mezzosoprano While singing in the choir of the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, Nana was asked to teach vocalisation to the Roder Jongenskoor, to the Katholieke Oratoriumvereniging in Groningen, and at the Stedelijke Muziekschool in Groningen. In addition, Nana has given several solo performances, for example at De Kolk in Assen, the Stedelijke Muziekschool in Groningen, the Jozefkerk in Groningen, the Martinikerk in Franeker, the Margarethakerk in Norg, the Martinuskerk in Middelbert and at the PKN-kerk in Peize. She gave concerts in 2011 at many different locations accompanied by Trio Cantorum, and also by a pianist in f.a. Museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde and the Hermitage in Amsterdam (august 2012). Through MCT Reizen she has participated as soloist in 'Carmina Burana'/ Carl Orff in collaboration with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor: Friedemann Riehle) and the Project choir in the Smetana Hall in Prague (june 2012). Conductor 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 the Gemengd Koor in 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. Since 2001 Nana conducts her own founded chamber choir Moderato Cantabile. Teacher From early 2002 Nana was attached to the 'Stedelijke Muziekschool Groningen' as music teacher. She shall start again as singing teacher with some workshops at the same location from september 2013. In September 2009 she founded the 'Stichting Klassiek Noord Nederland'. Artistic vision  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. Website: www.nanatchikhinashvili.nl