Articles by Nini Bitsadze, Associate Editor at Grand Piano Passion™

Nini (Nino) Bitsadze is a PhD candidate and an adjunct professor of English as a foreign language at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Her doctoral research focuses on the effects of foreign students’ experiences studying abroad. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. Before moving to the United States and joining Grand Piano Passion™, she worked as an English language editor and translator for the United Nations Development Program in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

Nana Asatiani Plays the Debussy Clair de Lune

The amateur pianist Nana Asatiani performs the Debussy Clair de Lune at her patient's elder care facility after she taught herself the music. »

Finding Her Dream Music at a Hair Salon

Amateur pianist Nana Asatiani had never seen the Debussy Clair de Lune until she took her patient to a hair salon. Then Nana's life as a pianist changed. »

Juilliard Students Perform to Save a Life

When Julliard students performed to raise funds for a young Georgian actor with leukemia, the Beethoven sonata seemed to echo his vulnerability and pain. »


Don’t Sit at the Piano Like a Tree Trunk

Amateur pianist Nino Dangadze discusses the Georgian style of playing, useful advice on posture at the piano, and how her piano teacher helped her open up. »

A Marriage of Poetry and Classical Piano Music

A Marriage of Poetry and Classical Piano Music

“. . . Now I want something different, Something different, without a name, I know surely that I will be lost, dead. . .” So lamented Terenti Graneli, the 20th century poet from the Republic of Georgi... »

A Classical Piano Music Sit-Down Comedienne

I picked up the sheet music from the floor and said, “Whoops! Sorry about that,” and the audience was hysterical: Shirley Gruenhut's adventures performing. »


Fighting Cancer with Classical Piano Music

Playing classical piano music, especially Beethoven, is another form of therapy for Emily Sun, who is undergoing an intensive radiotherapy cancer treatment. »