Giorgi Gigashvili

Piano

2nd Prize - Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition 2023
BBC New Generation Artist 2023-2025
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Biography

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2000, Giorgi studied the piano without ever thinking about a professional career as a pianist.
He is passionate about the folksongs of his country, which he likes to arrange and sing. He even participated in the Georgian ‘The Voice’ and won the competition at the age of thirteen! However, he continued his musical training at the Paliashvili Central Music School for Gifted Children and entered the Tbilisi State Conservatory in the class of Revaz Tavadze.

At that time, as is still the case today, his supreme model and idol was Martha Argerich. Giorgi’s pianistic career took a decisive turn in April 2019 when he won First Prize at the Vigo International Piano Competition, with Martha as president of the jury and Nelson Freire at her side. A few months later, Giorgi won Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sixty-Second Busoni Competition.

The pandemic forced him to remain locked down in Georgia, where he began to write electronic music and songs that became very popular.

His passion for the piano was rekindled in 2021, when he received the Hortense Anda-Bührle Special Prize at the Fifteenth Géza Anda Competition in Zurich; this was followed by an invitation to take part in the KlavierOlymp in Bad Kissingen, where he won First Prize and the Audience Prize. In March 2023, Giorgi celebrated another great success: He won the 2nd Prize at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and was also awarded the Junior Jury Prize, the Prize for the best chamber music and 5 out of 6 audience prizes.

His debut album “Meeting my Shadow” was released in April 2023 with Alpha Classics. The CD has been highly acclaimed since its release: It reveals his full palette of colours; featuring Scarlatti, Beethoven, Scriabin and Messiaen.

Since September 2021, Giorgi has been studying with Nelson Goerner in Geneva. He is supported by the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation and the Géza Anda Foundation. In the 2022/23 season he was a Classeek Ambassador artist. He is supported by Bayer Kultur’s stArtacademy. Alongside his career as a classical pianist, he has created with his friends an electronic and experimental music group, Tsduneba, which means ‘temptation’ in Georgian.

2023 / 2024
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Contacts: Eleonore Wrobel, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2023 / 2024
Programme I

Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Liszt: Sonata for solo Piano in B minor, S 178
Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
Skrjabin: Sonata No. 9, Op. 68

Programme II

Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major, K487
Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major, K29
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
Messiaen: from Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant-Jésus (No. 15)
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 in f-sharp minor, op. 11

Schedule

03.10.2023
11:00 Uhr
DE / Bramsche - Koster Malgarten
Giorgi Gigashvili
14.10.2023
17:00 Uhr
DE / Elmau/Klais - Schloss Elmau
Giorgi Gigashvili
22.10.2023
13:00 Uhr
NL / Utrecht -
Giorgi Gigashvili
11.11.2023
AT / St. Anton am Arlberg -
Giorgi Gigashvili
15.11.2023
20:00 Uhr
DE / Leverkusen -
Giorgi Gigashvili, Lisa Batiashvili
16.11.2023
20:00 Uhr
BE / Brüssel - Palais des Beaux-Arts Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Giorgi Gigashvili, Lisa Batiashvili
24.11.2023
FR / Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church
Giorgi Gigashvili, Lisa Batiashvili
10.12.2023
11:00 Uhr
DE / Ludwigshafen - Gesellschaftshaus der BASF Casino
Giorgi Gigashvili
15.02.2024
13:00 Uhr
GB / Bristol - St. George's Brandon Hill
Giorgi Gigashvili
13.03.2024
20:00 Uhr
DE / Stuttgart - Liederhalle Beethoven-Saal
Giorgi Gigashvili

Discography

Meeting My Shadow
Ludwig van Beethoven
Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in C Major, K 487
Sonata in D Major, K 29

Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68, "Messe Noire"
Waltz No. 4 in A-flat Major, Op. 38

Oliver Messiaen
Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus (XV. Le Baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus)

Johannes Brahms
3 Intermezzi, Op. 117

Secret Love Letters
with Lisa Batiashvili, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin


César Franck
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major FWV 8

Karol Szymanowski
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 op. 35

Ernest Chausson
Poème op. 25 for Violin and Orchestra

Claude Debussy
Beau soir

Videos

17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition - Stage II
17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition - Winners Concert - Mozart Concerto No. 20
17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition - Stage I

Contact

Eleonore Wrobel
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 725
Ellen Bäuerle
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 712