Reinventing yourself at a young age | David Aladashvili | TEDxIBEuropeanSchool

This inspiring talk encourages youth not to give up, to believe in themselves, not to be afraid of risks. Even if you do something not really popular among fellows and people criticize you, anyway you can turn it into something useful for you and others. This is a message from young pianist.

For the young Georgian pianist David Aladashvili, 13 is a lucky number: he was born on a Friday the 13th and he took to the piano at the unusually late age of 13. Hailed as a “sensitive virtuoso born for the stage”, Aladashvili has been a prize-winner at many national and international competitions and festivals including the International Competition for Young Pianists in Tbilisi (2001), the Vladimir Spikanov International Festival in Moscow (2005) and the Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition in Paris (Grand Prix, 2006).In 2005 he received Georgia’s prestigious Presidential Scholarship Award for Piano Performances and is a Juilliard School Susan W. Rose Scholarship recipient. Later he completed Juilliard School’s Master’s programme. An enthusiastic musician David Aladashvili is the founder of the charity foundation Young for Young. He brings together young performers from all over the world to perform for young people in need.