Doctor Badri GaguaViolin, Viola, Piano, Voice - Classical
Doctor Badri Gagua is an instructor of music specializing in Violin, Viola, and Piano. At the conservatory he majored in Viola/Violin and minored in Voice and Piano. He graduated from the Tbilisi Conservatory in the Republic of Georgia and began playing all over the world with the Youth Orchestra of Georgia from 1987 until 1994 as a lead Viola player. It was also from 1989 to 1997 that he began performing with the Georgian Symphonic Orchestra. In 1990 Doctor Gagua was invited to come play in the United States by conductor Walter Novak in both Maine and in Boston, Massachusetts.
Doctor Gagua’s repertoire includes: Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Beethoven’s Symphonies 4 and 5
Shostakovich’s Symphonies 4, 5, and all of his piano concerts.
Proficiency in Trios that include Piano, Quartets, and Quintets.
Mozart’s Whole Opus
Verdi’s Rigoletto and Don Karlos
Rossini’s Barber from Seville
Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
And countless other pieces.
His teaching experience includes time at the Talent Academy of Rockaway, Calderone School of Music, and now Natalie’s School of Performing Arts.
Badri focuses his students on preparing them to play in famous orchestras and sending them to competitions such as the Golden Key festival, the Mid- Atlantic Idol held by the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild, and the World Championship of Performing Arts. His students are also sent to perform at recitals held in Carnegie Hall, the Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, and Liederkranz Hall. Doctor Gagua uses his talents and great experience to prepare his students for both the theory and playing aspects required to be admitted to schools such as Juilliard and the Trinity College of London.