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Khatia Buniatishvili

Born in 1987 in Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili began learning the piano at the age of just 3 years old. By the age of 6, she had performed with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra, and by 10 had already embarked upon an international career. Khatia studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg.

Khatia made her U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall, in 2008. Since then, she has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, iTunes festival, BBC Proms, Salzburg festival, Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, « Progetto Martha Argerich », as well as in the world’s greatest concert halls, among them the Carnegie Hall (New York), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Royal Festival Hall (London), Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonie (Berlin), Philharmonie and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), Victoria Hall (Geneva),Tonhalle (Zurich), Rudolfinum (Prague), Grand Theater (Shanghai), NCPA (Beijing), NCPA (Mumbai), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Esplanade Theatre (Singapore).
 Khatia regularly performs with world-leading conductors such as Maestro Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Kent Nagano, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Mikhail Pletnev, Marin Alsop, Klaus Mäkelä, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Semyon Bychkov, Jaap Van Zweden, Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Gustavo Dudamel, Jonathan Nott, Myung-Whun Chung, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Philippe Jordan, as well as orchestras such as the 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, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Filarmonica della Scala, Vienna Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Munich Philharmonic.

During recent musical seasons, Khatia has committed to various humanitarian projects, such as a celebratory concert for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a charity concert for Syrian refugees, a charity concert in Kiev for wounded persons in the ATO area, « to Russia with Love » concert protesting against human rights violations in Russia, and took part in the DLDWomen conference. Khatia collaborated with rock group COLDPLAY for their last album « A Head Full Of Dreams ».

Her discography includes a Liszt album (2011), Chopin album (2012), « Motherland » (2014), « Kaleidoscope » (2016, SONY Classical), as well as « Piano Trios » with Gidon Kremer and Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (2011, ECM), violin and piano sonatas with Renaud Capuçon 2014 (Erato), Rachmaninov concertos 2 and 3 with Czech Philharmonic and Paavo Järvi (Sony Classical) and a "Schubert" recital (2019, Sony Classical).

Latest release: Labyrinth (October 2020, Sony Classical). Works by Chopin, Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Satie, Morriconne, Villa-Lobos, Cage, Pärt.

Khatia has won the ECHO Klassik Award winner twice, in 2012 for her Liszt album and in 2016 for « Kaleidoscope ».

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