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Alexandre (Sandro) Tsomaia, born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1984, began his music studies with his mother. At a young age he appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Georgia, as well as in student recitals and concerts. At the age of 14, he was accepted at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied with Stephen Perry. In 2003, Alexandre entered Indiana Univeristy as a student of Evelyn Brancart and continued his studies with Professor Edward Auer. In 2006, he won the Indianapolois Matinee Musicale competition.
During his time in the United States, he has appeared as a featured soloist at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, on National Public Radio's "From the Top," and has premiered 24 preludes of the Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze at the 2002 Newport Music Festival. Alexandre has also performed at Columbia University's Miller Theatre with the members of the Toradze piano studio, receiving high acclaim from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.