Khatia Buniatishvili


Khatia Buniatishvili

“Khatia is a young pianist of extraordinary talent. I was impressed by her exceptional pianistic gift, natural musicality, imagination and her brilliant virtuosity,” said Martha Argerich.

Prize winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Khatia was distinguished as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2009 and invited to collaborate with the BBC orchestras throughout the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. This year alone she received the prestigious London Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and signed an exclusive world-wide recording contract with Sony. Her first album, slated for world-wide release in May of this year, is devoted to Liszt. Bogdan Roscic, President of Sony Classical, said: "Khatia's breathtaking virtuosity strikes me as being always at the service of musical expression, used with the greatest natural authority. It gives her mesmerizing stage presence the depth and sense of purpose which have transfixed international concert audiences."

Khatia has appeared with many of the world’s best orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the NDR Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. She is proud of her ongoing collaboration with Paavo Järvi and will perform under his direction with the Munich Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris in the current season. Khatia has delivered critically acclaimed solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the most prestigious venues including Musikverein, Concertgebouw, and Wigmore Hall. The Financial Times of London described her Liszt as “magisterial” and her Schumann as “poetic and profound”. She was a featured soloist at a number of high-profile festivals including Verbier, Progetto Martha Argerich, and Gidon Kremer's Internationales Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus. Khatia enjoys a long-standing artistic friendship with Maestro Kremer; in 2009 she toured with him and the Kremerata Baltica in Vienna (Musikverein), Milan (La Scala), Rome, and Istanbul.

Recognizing Khatia’s extraordinary gift, Vienna’s Musikverein has nominated her for the European “Rising Star” award, which brought further performance invitations and re-engagements from the leading presenters.
Select concert dates in the upcoming season will include: 

May 4 – Barcelona – recital (Palau de la Musica)
May 20, 21 – Tel Aviv – Israel Philharmonic (Maestro Nagano)
July 18, 25, 25 – Verbier – Verbier Festival Orchestra (Maestro Dutoit); chamber music with Gidon Kremer
August 23 – Warsaw – recital 
September 14, 15 – Paris – Orchestre de Paris (Maestro Paavo Järvi)
September 29 – London – recital (St. Luke’s) 
October 1-5 – Frankfurt, Linz, Bregenz – Frankfurt HR-Symphony Tour (Maestro Paavo Järvi)
November 22 – Zurich – Zurich Chamber Orchestra at Tonhalle (Maestro Sitkovetsky)
December 6 – London – recital (Wigmore Hall)
December 12 – Vienna – recital (Musikverein)

Khatia Buniatishvili [boo-niah-tee-SHVEE-lee] was born in the Republic of Georgia in 1987. Her special talent was recognized by her mother, a committed music enthusiast, who introduced her to the piano. After completing her studies at the Tbilisi Conservatory, Khatia transferred to the Vienna Academy for Music and Performing Arts, where she worked with Oleg Meisenberg.

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