The 5th anniversary edition of the Tbilisi Piano Fest

The 5th anniversary edition of the Tbilisi Piano Fest, held from May 28 to June 6, 2024, under the patronage of Tbilisi City Hall and supported by C. Bechstein, was a spectacular event.

Founded and artistically directed by Dudana Mazmanishvili, a Georgian pianist based in Germany, the festival has become a major highlight for both musicians and classical music lovers.

This year's festival featured concerts at prestigious venues, including the Big Hall of the State Conservatoire and the National Library. Distinguished artists like Marc-André Hamelin, Cyprien Katsaris, Jerome Rose and Edith Pena performed alongside talented young pianists like Nicolas Namoradze, and Tamta Magradze, creating unforgettable musical moments.

A highlight of the festival was the traditional open-air concert at Orbeliani Square. Dudana Mazmanishvili performed with the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Kristjan Järvi, presenting his acclaimed "Babylon Berlin" soundtrack and Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue." It was an outstanding evening that left a lasting impression on the audience.

The festival also maintained its strong educational component, providing pianists of all ages with the opportunity to learn from world-class professors and musicians. This year's masterclasses featured esteemed mentors such as Cyprien Katsaris, Jerome Rose, Dudana Mazmanishvili, Nicolas Namoradze, Edith Pena and the new scholarship holder of the Carl Bechstein Foundation, Tamta Magradze.

The closing evening was a fitting finale to the eight-day musical celebration at the Silk Factory Studio Tbilisi. The Georgian Sinfonietta and pianist David Aladashvili performed "A Concert for Children," showcasing exceptional talent and bringing the festival to a memorable close.

Der Abschlussabend bildete einen würdigen Abschluss der achttägigen musikalischen Feierlichkeiten im Silk Factory Studio Tiflis. Die Georgian Sinfonietta und der Pianist David Aladashvili präsentierten mit „A Concert for Children“ außergewöhnliche Talente und sorgten für einen denkwürdigen Abschluss des Festivals.