International Music Festival 2017 Opens in Telavi

The International Music Festival will open in Telavi, Kakheti region, on October 7 and will last until October 15.

Of the six concerts in the schedule, five will be held in the Telavi State Drama Theater and one in the Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum in Tsinandali.

This year is the 55th anniversary of the concert career of famous Georgian musician, founder and art director of the festival, Eliso Virsaladze.

The 100th anniversary of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire is also to be celebrated within the festival.

In parallel with the concerts, an exhibition of posters of Eliso Virsaladze's concerts will be exhibited in the Telavi theater foyer, among which will be Anastasia Virsaladze's classical concert posters, dated 1940-1950.

Master classes will be also held during the festival by Eliso Virsaladze, Khatuna Kokochashvili, Giorgi Kobulashvili and Daniel Austrich.

The festival is held by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, organized by Center for Protection, Development and Promotion of Classical Music.

The supporters of the festival are: Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum in Tsinandali, Telavi City Hall, Telavi Vazha Pshavela State Drama Theater, Telavi Niko Sulkhanishvili Music School, Hotels "Chateau Mere" and "Alazani Valley".

Media supporters: Radio Fortuna, Magazine Culture, TV Imedi, Radio One, Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Imedi, News Agency GHN, Advertising Company Alma - Alma, Georgia Today and TV company ARTAREA.

7 OCTOBER 19.00


The Festival Orchestra

Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann


Lukaš Vondracek: piano, winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2016,

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

8 OCTOBER 19.00


In Memoriam of Eduard Brunner

Eliso Virsaladze - piano

David Oistrakh String Quartet

Andrey Baranov - violin

Rodion Petrov - violin

Fedor Belugin - viola

Alexey Zhilin - cello

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 E minor K.304

• Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102

• Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro op.70

• Robert Schumann - Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105

• Antonín Dvorák - Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81

10 OCTOBER 17.00

Alexander Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali

Piano Recital

Boris Berezovsky

12 OCTOBER 19.00

Concert dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire

Concert is led by Professor Revaz Tavadze

14 OCTOBER 19.00

The Festival Orchestra

Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann

Georgian Sinfonietta


Giorgi Kobulashvili, oboe

Jiyoon Lee, violin

Daniel Petrica Ciobanu, piano

• Kakha Tsabadze: "Epitaph" for oboe and chamber orchestra (dedicated to Eduard Brunner)

• Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26

• Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26

15 OCTOBER 19.00


The Festival Orchestra

Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann


Eliso Virsaladze, piano

Mamikon Nakhapetov, piano

Dmitri Prokofiev, cello

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for two pianos and orchestra No.10 in E-flat major K.365

• Robert Schumann - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 129

• Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op 37

Tickets are available online Price range 15-35 GEL

Thea Morrison

05 October 2017 17:41