Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. She was known for her solo and collaborative recitals and her work with famous orchestras.
She debuted when she was nine with the Georgian State Symphony Orchestra.
She won the Grand Prix at the 1976 Montreal International Piano Competition, becoming the first Soviet pianist to do so.
Her mother Yvette Bachtadze was a pianist, and her father Zurab Andjaparidze was leading tenor with the Bolshoi Opera and Tbilisi Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
She earned the Fourth Prize at the 1974 Tchaikovsky International Competition, which was named after Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.