Natia Shioshvili, native of Tbilisi, Georgia began studying piano at the age of seven. She continued her education at Z. Paliashvili Special Music School and later at Tbilisi State Conservatory. In 2000 Natia joined the Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University South Bend. While in school she regularly performed in studio concerts, gave solo recitals and appeared as soloist with IUSB Philharmonic. In 2001 Natia won the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Young Artist Competition and performed with the Philharmonic later that year. Natia has been an active collaborator in the Michiana area. She has served as a church musician both as pianist and organist for many years and frequently substituted as principal piano for South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Natia Shioshvili holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University South Bend.