Georgian Competition of Musician-Performers

The Competition was established in 1995. The founders of the competition are: "Georgian Music Competitions Fund", Tbilisi City Hall, The Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia; the general sponsor is TBC Bank. Georgian Competition of Musician-Performers is quadrennial, consists of 3 rounds and the following four specialties: piano, solo-singing, strings and winds instruments. All citizens of Georgia under age of 16-30 can participate in the competition. The competition envisages as well out of competition audition for especially gifted pupils under 16, in all the categories mentioned above (except solo-singing). The Third Georgian Competition of Musician-Performers was held between 18-30 of April, 2003, in Tbilisi.

 

  1. Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia
  2. Municipality of Tbilisi
  3. Embassies of USA, Germany, Russia and France in Georgia
  4. V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire
  5. V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall
  6. J. Kakhidze Georgian center for Music and Culture
  7. Georgian Composers’ Union
  8. Foundation for Promoting of Young Musicians “SOLO”
  9. European Piano Teachers’ Association in Georgia “Epta-Georgia”.
  10. British Caucasian Insurance Company 

I Prize:

  • Piano:            Tamar Licheli
  • Solo Singing: Nika Lagvilava (baritone)
  • Strings:          not awarded
  • Winds:           Giorgi Gvantseladze (wood-wind)
  • Bras:             not awarded

II Second Prize:

  • Piano:            Alexandre Beridze
  • Solo Singing: Ketevan Kemoklidze (mezzo soprano)
  • Strings:         Alexandre Khatiskatsi (violin)
  • Winds:           Dimitri Stavrianidi (wood-wind)
  • Brass:            David Shamanauri

III Prize: 

  • Paino:            Tamar Chitadze
  • Solo Singing: Shavleg Macharashvili (bass)
  • Strings:          Mariana Asrieva (violin)
  • Winds:           Alexandre Chauchidze (wood-wind)
  • Brass:           Mamuka Bekauri

Best Accompanists:

  • Olgha Bakhutashvili
  • Marine Ghurchumelia
  • Irine Akhvlediani
  • Lana Guldedava

The best out-of-competition participants:
Piano: 

  • Mariana Achba, Tamar Beraia, Irma Gigani, Luka Okrostsveridze, Sophio Simsive-Danelia 
  • Strings:Givi Nasaridze
  • Winds: Zurab Gvantseldaz

PIANO            

  1. MARK MALKOVICH III (Chairman, USA)
  2. Temur Akhobadze
  3. Nana Dimitriadi 
  4. Revaz Tavadze 
  5. Gogi Chichinadze

SOLO-SINGING        

  1. LUDWIG BAUMAN (Chairman, Germany)
  2. Zaza Azmaiparashvili
  3. Tengiz Mushkudiani 
  4. Irina Sabashvili 
  5. Tsisana Tatishvili

STRINGS        

  1. LEV MARKIZ (Chairman, The Netherlands)
  2. Marine Iashvili, 
  3. Alexander Burduli, 
  4. Tamaz Gomelauri, 
  5. Irakili Djaparidze

WOOD-WINDS        

  1. GIA KOBULASHVILI (Chairman)
  2. Murtaz Matskeplidze
  3. Zurab Nadaresihvili 
  4. Vladimir Shish (Russia)
  5. Tamaz Djaparidze    

OUT-OF-COMPETITION JURY
PIANO            

  1. EIDSIHER RUSISIHVILI (Chairman)
  2. Mzia Gogashvili
  3. Manana Gotsiridze
  4. Manana Kandelaki 
  5. Nestan Meskhi

STRINGS        

  1. MARINE IASHVILI (Chairman)
  2. Nana Leselidze 
  3. Otar Chubinishvili