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Biography

Born in 1987 in Batumi (Georgia) French-Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili discovers piano at her very early age (3 years). She gives her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was 6 and appears internationally at her 10. Khatia studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg.

 


 

She made her U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall, in 2008. Since then she has performed at Hollywood Bowl, iTunes festival, BBC Proms,  Salzbourg festival, Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, La Roque-d'Anthéron Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, « Progetto Martha Argerich », at the great halls: Carnegie Hall in NYC, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Royal Festival Hall in London, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonie, Paris Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, La Scala in Milan, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Barcelona Palau de la Música Catalana, Geneva Victoria Hall, Zurich Tonhalle, Prague Rudolfinum, Shanghai Grand Theater, Beijing NCPA, Mumbai NCPA, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Singapore Esplanade Theatre, Etc.

 

Among Khatia's musical partners are world leading conductors such as great Maestro Zubin Mehta or Placido Domingo, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Mikhail Pletnev, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Philippe Jordan, etc. and famous orchestras: Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra,  Toronto Symphony, São Paulo State Symphony, China Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Filarmonica della Scala, Vienna symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic Etc.

 

During the last seasons Khatia was engaged for different projects: 

70th anniversary of United Nations - Charity concert in favor of Syrian refugees; Global Citizen festival Hamburg 2017; Charity Concert in Kiev in favor of wounded persons in ATO area ; "to Russia with Love" concert against violation of Human Rights in Russia; United Nations Climate Change Conference - Marrakech Climate Show; Participated in DLDWomen conference. She is the ambassador of the development and humanitarian organisation “Plan International” and the nonprofit Organization “Fondation Cœur et Recherche”.

 

Khatia is exclusive artist of SONY Classical. Her discography includes Liszt Album 2011, Chopin Album 2012, "Motherland" 2014, "Kaleidoscope" 2016, Rachmaninoff album 2017. She is twice ECHO Klassik Award winner (2012 and 2016 for her Liszt album and "Kaleidoscope"), which is one of the very few most important classical awards in the world. In 2015 Khatia collaborated with rock group Coldplay for their last album "A Head Full Of Dreams”.

 

Khatia speaks fluently 5 languages: Georgian, French, English, German, Russian.

 

SEASON 2017/2018

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Discography

Franck, Grieg and DvořákSonatas for violin and piano by Franck, Grieg und DvořákOct. 2014, Erato (Warner), CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon