The Georgian born pianist, Dudana Mazmanishvili, received her first piano lessons, at age 3, from her mother Tamar Apakidze. Three years later she was accepted into the Central Music School for Talented Children in Tbilisi. Since 1998 she has been a student of Prof. Elisso Virsaladze at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Munich. In 2005 she began her studies with the American pianist Jerome Rose in New York. She has received master-classes from Earl Wild, Dmitri Bashkirov, Paul Badura-Skoda, Boris Berezovsky, Claude Frank, etc. She is a prize-winner of numerous international piano competitions, including the 2005 Washington International Piano Competition. Other noteworthy successes were the Nicolai Rubinstein International Competition in Paris, where she was awarded the top prize. In 1998-2001, she received the annual Honorary Prize awarded by the President of Georgia to talented young Georgians.
Dudana Mazmanishvili, has appeared as a soloist in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Italy, and the USA. Highlights of her career were recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, the Rockefeller Auditorium in New York, as well as in the Max-Josef-Hall of the Munich Residence, La Salle Cortot in Paris and the Musikverein in Vienna, performances that were broadcasted subsequently. She also won the Nadia Reisenberg award and appeared in the Merkin Hall in New York. As the August Everding Prize winner she performed a Mozart Concerto in the Philharmonic Hall of Gasteig in Munich for the composer’s birthday concert in January. She has appeared at many international music festivals and won the Solo Recital Award of the Merano International Music Festival in Italy and the International Keyboard Festival in New York.
Dudana Mazmanishvili's concert debut took place at the age of 8 when she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Georgian State Orchestra. By age 14 she played Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. Her performance of S. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie was praised highly, when the press described her as a “soloist who captured the soul of the music…. She captivated the audience with her sensitive, poetic sound…. She plays with bravura and great virtuosity.” This year (2007?) she is performing the concerto again on a German tour with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
In November 2006 Dudana Mazmanishvili released a CD recorded by the Bavarian Radio for the Label OEHMS Classics and the Bavarian Radio with works by J.S. Bach, Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt and S. Rachmaninov.