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Giorgi Gigashvili

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2000, Giorgi Gigashvili took his first piano lessons without ever thinking about becoming a professional pianist. Instead, his passion was singing and arranging Georgian folk tunes and pop songs. 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.
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 Gigashvili also won the Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the 62nd Busoni International Piano Competition. The year 2021 brought further stimulus, confirming his vocation as a Classical pianist: the Hortense Anda-Bührle Advancement Prize at the 15th Géza Anda Competition in Zurich, which brought him an invitation to perform at the KlavierOlymp in the German town of Bad Kissingen, where Gigashvili went on to win 1st Prize and the Audience Prize.
That same year he relocated in Geneva, where he entered the piano class of Nelson Goerner. Gigashvili is supported by Martha Argerich for his studies in Geneva, by the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation, and by the Géza Anda Foundation. 2022 was the year he first performed at the Ruhr Piano Festival.

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Edition Klavierfestival Ruhr Vol. 41
Various Artists