In episode #16 of the podcast, Dan Aspel speaks to Georgian pianist Tamara Kokilashvili who has performed celebrated classical recitals across the world from Tbilisi to Vienna and New York. Tamara’s husband Professor Lasha Ephremidze was a participant in the 2019 “Wiener-Hopf” programme, but her connections to the world of mathematics run deeper than that having played a key part in her upbringing and continuing to inform and enrich her love of patterns within music.
[introductory and outro music taken from a performance by Tamara at Corpus Christie College, Cambridge, August 2019]
00:00 – Introductory music
02:11 – Growing up in a family of musical mathematicians, “a harmonic universe”
03:42 – Life in Georgia, turning to ballet, concerts and the piano
06:56 – Playing music for mathematicians, “they understand music best”
11:21 – Explaining a love of the piano and music in general
13:46 – Performing in Corpus Christi chapel in Cambridge, “this legendary place”
16:19 – Outro music
Life in “a harmonic universe”… an interview with Tamara Kokilashvili
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