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Damara Lomdaridze

Damara Lomdaridze joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.  She had previously been a member of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2002, Damara was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. 


Damara began her viola studies with Wayne Crouse in her home state of Oklahoma. She earned her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, where she received scholarships and studied viola with Joseph de Pasquale, Abraham Skernick, Atar Arad, Rainer Moog and Alan de Veritch. Damara studied with Dr George Papich while earning her Master of Music from the University of North Texas where she was the recipient of the Graduate Fellowship, performed Walton Concerto as a winner of the Concerto Competition and received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Instrumental Studies Award.
She has performed with Pharos Soloists in Cyprus, Manchester Music Festival in Vermont and the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado. Since co-founding the Norman String Quartet with her best friends in high school, Damara has always enjoyed playing chamber music and has performed at a variety of venues across Hong Kong.  In autumn 2020, she co-founded the Phoenix Quartet dedicated to performing and promoting the piano quartet repertoire to a wider audience.