Giorgi Gigashvili

Giorgi Gigashvili

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.

News

  • 13.11.2022, Sun - 11:00 h

    Giorgi Gigashvili

    Scheune, Insel Hombroich, Neuss (Germany)

  • 14.11.2022, Mon - 19:30 h

    Giorgi Gigashvili

    Zürich (CH) - Tonhalle, Kleiner Saal

  • 19.11.2022, Sat - 16:00 h

    Giorgi Gigashvili

    Hamburg (DE) - Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal

  • 28.01.2023, Sat

    Giorgi Gigashvili, Johan Dalene

    Santa Barbara (US)

  • 29.01.2023, Sun - 15:00 h

    Giorgi Gigashvili, Johan Dalene

    La Jolla (US) - The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

  • 31.01.2023, Tue - 19:30 h

    Giorgi Gigashvili, Johan Dalene

    San Fransisco (US) - Davies Symphony Hall

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Giorgi_Gigashvili © Kelly de Geer Classeek
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Giorgi Gigashvili © T Sorvillo L Gudagnini

Rezensionen

  • tagesspiegel 13.10.2022  von Frederik Hanssen

    Klassik-Nachwuchs in Berlin: Filmreife Auftritte

    Finnegan Downie Dear, Pascal Deubner und Gigori Gigashvili geben ihr „Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur“ in der Berliner Philharmonie.

  • DEBÜT IM DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR

    Online Merker 12.10.2022 von Dr. Ingobert Waltenberger

    „Den 22-jährigen Überflieger-Pianisten aus Tbilisi hatte ich auf dem neusten Deutsche Grammophon Album von Lisa Batiashvili „Secret Love Letters“ für mich entdeckt, wo die beiden die Violinsonate in A-Dur von César Franck auf faszinierende Art und Weise interpretieren (siehe auch meine CD Besprechung für den Online Merker vom 8.10.).

    Gigashvilis Auftritt im dritten Klavierkonzert in C-Dur von Prokofiev ... war dann auch wirklich die Sensation des Abends.

    Hochkonzentriert sitzt Gigashvili da, die Schultern locker swingend, und absolviert die notenreichen Possen mit geschwellter Brust, die freche Tastenakrobatik bis hin zum jubelnden Finale auf 8000-er Gipfel treibend.. Fehlerfrei, soweit ich das beurteilen kann. Was aber nicht die Quintessenz seines – scheint es kompromisslosen – Künstlertums ausmacht. Die Herzen des Publikums hat sich Giorgi Gigashvili ohnedies gewonnen, allerspätestens als er mit seiner Zugabe – einem selbst für Klavier arrangieren ukrainischen Volkslied – Teile des Publikums zu Tränen rührt. Memorabel!"

    https://onlinemerker.com/berlin-philharmonie-debuet-im-deutschlandfunk-kultur-stars-der-zukunft-beim-dso-finnegan-downie-dear-dirigat-pascal-deuber-horn-und-giorgi-gigashvili-klavier/