“In the name of music” was the motto of the Tsinandali Festival 2021, which this year again attracted renowned artists from all over the world. Lisa Batiashvili, Vadim Repin, Mischa Maisky and Christoph Eschenbach are just a few names from the top-class guest list.
For a total of 12 days, the visitors enjoyed a varied concert program in the impressive amphitheater of the historic Tsinandali Estate. The broad spectrum of performance styles included piano, violin, woodwind, vocal, chamber, jazz and symphony concerts and showed different artistic perspectives in an exciting way. Two concert grand pianos by C. Bechstein, the main partner of the festival, also contributed to the top-class musical experience with renowned soloists and ensembles.
Promoting the language of music in the Region,
the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
The Tsinandali Festival in Georgia took place for the first time in 2019 and has quickly become an important cultural event in Europe. This year's Resident Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra performed works by Sibelius, Dvořák and Brahms, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Christoph Eschenbach and Lahav Shani.
In addition to the performances of top classical stars, the festival organizers put a focus on supporting young musicians from the Caucasus and its neighboring countries.
Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili, always a welcome guest at the Tsinandali Festival, made it possible for the "Raising Stars of Georgia" (Sandro Nebieridze, Natalia Kutateladze, Tsotne Zedginidze, Giorgi Gigashvili) to premiere her works with her as a soloist.
The music director of the Tsinandali Festival is the Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, who is currently music director of the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) and who will also take on the position of general music director of the Zurich Opera House from the 2021/22 season.
Official festival website