|Name Aliza Kezeradze|
|Spouse Ivo Pogorelic (m. 1980–1996)|
Similar People Ivo Pogorelic, Alexander Siloti, Martha Argerich, Dang Thai Son, Mily Balakirev
Lucile Lawrence, Ivo Pogorelich and Aliza Kezeradze,
Aliza Kezheradze (Georgian: ალიზა ქეჟერაძე; 1937 – 1996.02/08.28, New York) was a Georgian pianist and a teacher. Her last name, Kezeradze, was inherited from her nanny. She taught Ivo Pogorelić since 1976 whom she married in 1980.
She received her first piano lessons from her mother. Her repertoire of graduation concert included Barber's Piano Sonata, Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.7 and Wanderer's Fantasie by F. Schubert.
She raised a son named George with her ex-husband. The latter was a crucial diplomat of the Soviet Union, whose father was a scientist of the same importance inventing weapons during the Cold War. Pogorelich's initial marriage proposal was rejected while she had already divorced.
She died in 1996 from liver cancer.