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Khatia Buniatishvili began studying piano under her mother at age three. She gave her first concert with the Chamber Orchestra in Tbilisi at the age of six and started performing abroad at the age of 10. After that, she began a series of concerts in Switzerland, Georgia, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Monaco, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Israel, USA, etc. Buniatishvili graduated from the Tbilisi Central Music School, then entered Tbilisi State Conservatory in 2004 (Prof. Tengiz Amirejibi).
Buniatishvili dislikes being viewed as a child prodigy. She admires many pianists of earlier eras, such as Sergei Rachmaninoff. She admits to being quite influenced by Georgian folk music. Buniatishvili, who has described the piano as a "symbol of musical solitude" chose the piano over the violin despite her perfect pitch. She and her sister learned the piano together and enjoy performing duets at home.
She has been regularly invited to take part in various festivals among which: the "Menuhin Festival Gstaad" in 2008, the Verbier Festival in 2003, 2004 and 2011, the Progetto Martha Argerich 2008 in Lugano, the "Gidon Kremer's Internationales Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus" in Austria (where she performed among others with Gidon Kremer), the "12th International Music Festival "Elba isola musicale d'Europa" (presided by Yuri Bashmet), the "Chamber Music Connect the World 2008" at the Kronberg Academy (Germany), the Autumn in Tbilisi Festival, where she played with the Tbilisi Symphonic Orchestra, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in 2006, les nouveaux Solistes aux Serres d'Auteuil (Paris), les Musicales de Compesières (Geneva), the Olympus International Music Festival in Saint-Petersburg, etc.
The many places where Buniatishvili has performed include: Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Cortot and the Auditorium du Louvre (recital broadcast on France Musique), at the Salle Garnier in Monte Carlo, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Grand Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow State Conservatory Hall, the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Tbilisi Opera, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Rudolfinum in Czech Republic.
She made her United States debut at Carnegie Hall's (Zankel Hall) in 2008 where she played Chopin's Concerto No. 2 with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Buniatishvili has also played with some famous orchestras: the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (tour in Europa), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Brahms: Concerto No.2 and Mozart: Concerto No.24), the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Tchaikovsky: Concerto No.1), the Arthur Rubinstein Orchestra, the Tbilisi State Symphonic Orchestra, among others.
Buniatishvili is the beneficiary of a scholarship from the BSI Bank. She is now a student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under the tutelage of Professor Oleg Maisenberg. She is a former member of BBC Radio3's New Generation Artists Scheme Buniatishvili signed a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment in July 2010 and her first recording is scheduled to be released in 2011.[dated info Her debut album for Sony Classical shall mark Liszt's 200th anniversary, and will include his Sonata in B minor, Liebestraum No 3, La Campanella, Hungarian Rhapsody No 2, and Mephisto Waltz. (Wikipedia)
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