Biography

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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.
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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.
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The pandemic forced him to remain locked down in Georgia, where he began to write electronic music and songs that became very popular.
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His passion for the piano was rekindled in 2021, when he received the Hortense Anda- Bührle Special Prize at the Fifteenth Géza Anda Piano 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.
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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 autumn 2023, Giorgi has been studying with Kirill Gerstein at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin; before, he studied with Nelson Goerner in Geneva for 2 years. He is supported by the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation and the Géza Anda-Foundation. In the 2022/23 season he is a Classeek Ambassador artist. He is supported by Bayer Kultur’s stARTacademy since 2023. 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.
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Born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2000, Giorgi took his first piano lessons without ever thinking about becoming a professional pianist. Passionate about singing and arranging Georgian folk and pop songs, he successfully competed in various Georgian singing contests at the age of 12. He did however continue his formal musical training at the Paliashvili Central Music School for Gifted Children and at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, under the guidance of Revaz Tavadze.

Everyone has an idol, and for Giorgi it has always been Martha Argerich. His pianistic career’s turning point came about in April 2019 when he won the 1st Prize at the Vigo International Piano Competition, where Martha Argerich chaired the jury with Nelson Freire at her side. Some months later Giorgi also won the Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the 62nd Busoni International Piano Competition.

The outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic obliged him to remain in Georgia, where he began to write electronic music and songs which have become extremely popular.

2021, on the other hand, offered a fresh stimulus for Giorgi’s other calling, the classical piano: the Hortense Anda-Bührle Bursary, awarded to him at the 15th Géza Anda Piano Competition in Zurich, brought him an invitation to the KlavierOlymp in the German town of Bad Kissingen, where he won the 1st Prize as well as the Audience Prize. At the same time, he joined Nelson Goerner’s class at the Geneva University of Music.

Giorgi is supported by Martha Argerich for his studies in Geneva, by the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation and the Géza Anda-Foundation.

Concerts

May 25, 2024
07:00 pm
Bayer Erholungshaus
Leverkusen, Germany
Giorgi Gigashvili
July 3, 2024
05:00 pm
Elmau, Germany
Lisa Batiashvili, Giorgi Gigashvili
Azarashvili: Nocturne
Franck: Violin sonata A major
et al.
July 4, 2024
09:30 pm
Elmau, Germany
Giorgi Gigashvili
Late Night Jazz & Georgian hits
July 9, 2024
08:00 pm
Ernen, Switzerland
Giorgi Gigashvili
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonate C-Dur K487
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonate D-Dur K29
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonate A-Dur K113
Johannes Brahms: Drei Intermezzi op. 117
Josef Bardanashvili: Postlude
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade Nr. 4 f-Moll op. 52
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonate für Klavier Nr. 7 B-Dur op. 83
July 12, 2024
09:30 pm
Castries, France
Giorgi Gigashvili
DMITRI CHOSTAKOVITCH 1906–1975
Sonate n°2 en si mineur op.61
Allegretto
Largo
Moderato
August 16, 2024
07:00 pm
Nossentin (bei Silz), Germany
Giorgi Gigashvili

Videos

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major, K. 29'

April 2023

17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition - Stage I

March 2023

17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition - Stage II

March 2023

17th Arthur Rubinstein Competition - Winner's concert

March 2023