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Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili poses sitting in a red dress and looking at the camera.
Copyright: Esther Haase / Sony Classical

The pianist’s melancholic yet warm playing seems to reflect her affinity with the folk music of her home country of Georgia, which exerted a strong influence on her development as a musician.

The pianist’s melancholic yet warm playing seems to reflect her affinity with the folk music of her home country of Georgia, which exerted a strong influence on her development as a musician.

Born in Batumi in 1987, her mother encouraged her to play the piano at an early age and she received her first lessons aged only three. Three years later, she gave her first concert with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra and was already performing abroad at the age of ten. Today, the young artist has a remarkable international career.

 

Besides her soloist activities, Buniatishvili is also an active chamber musician who counts Renaud Capuçon, Gidon Kremer and Lisa Batiashvili among her duo partners. Exploring the immeasurable quest that is human life, her latest solo album, “Labyrinth”, is as imaginative, sensitive and philosophical as the pianist herself. Like a film, it traces a development by means of the chosen music, with all its hesitation, melancholy, sensuality, joy and sorrow – all from the perspective of a wise and self-reflecting woman. Khatia Buniatishvili will demonstrate her profound interpretation skills in March, when the Paris-based Georgian will give a piano recital at the Isarphilharmonie.

Programme

Works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev