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 First Georgian Competition of Musician-Performers was held between 21-31 of October, 1995, in Tbilisi. 

 

  1. Municipality of Tbilisi
  2. Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia
  3. E. Shevardnadze Foundation “Democracy and Revival”
  4. “Open Society Georgia” Foundation
  5. Adjarian regional bank of United Georgian Bank
  6. Corporation “Iveria-Plus”
  7. LTD OKSINO
  8. LTD  SAMEBA
  9. JSC AMALTEA
  10. Stock-Commercial corporation of Fine Bakery Products
  11. JSC Tbilmargarinmretsvi
  12. LTD “CLASSICA”
  13. Association “Motsameta”
  14. Conservatoire Grand Hall

PIANO

I PRIZE – Nato Tsverikmazashvili (Tsvereli)

II PRIZE – Ketevan Badridze 

III PRIZE – NOT AWARDED

 

SOLO SINGING

I PRIZE – Natalia Volchenko (mezzo-soprano)

II PRIZE – Lasha Nikabadze (tenor)

III PRIZE – Giorgi Gagnidze (baritone)

 

STRING INSTRUMENTS

I PRIZE - NOT AWARDED

II PRIZE - NOT AWARDED

III PRIZE – Irma Eristavi (viola)

 

 WIND INSTRUMENTS

 I PRIZE – David Tchumburidze (oboe)

II PRIZE – David Odzelashvili (flute)

III PRIZE – Giorgi Kvirikashvili (trombone)

 

 

THE REST OF THE CONTESTANTS ADMITTED TO THE FINAL ROUND WERE AWARDED DIPLOMAS AND MONETARY PRIZES US $ 100 – 100:

 

PIANO                         Tamar Sanikidze, Marina Nadiradze, Ani takidze

SOLO SINGING          Irine Ratiani (soprano), Ekaterine Pavliashvili (mezzo-soprano), Vladimir Lortkipanidze (tenor)

STRINGS                    Victoria Blazhina (violin), Lela Mtchedlidze (violin), Natalia Khelashvili (violin)

WINDS                         Kakha Jagashvili (clarinet), Teimuraz Bukhnikashvili (bassoon), Lela Munjishvili (flute)

 

THE BEST ACCOPMANISTS WERE AWARDED DIPLOMAS AND MONETARY PRIZES US $ 100 – 100:                            

Temur Eliava (solo singing), Lana guldedava (wood-winds), Nana Leselidze (strings)

 

 

SPECIAL PRIZES AND AWARDS OF THE COMPETITION:

The Noiberg Ensemble “Del Arte” Prize “ For artistic aptitude”  – Marina Nadiradze (piano), Ekaterine Pavliashvili (mezzo-soprano), David Odzelashvili (flute), Natia Mdinaradze (violin/out-of-competition);

The Prize of the Embassy of Germany “For mastership – Nino Gurevich (piano);

The Prize of the Georgian Composer and Musicologists Union to “The best performer of the Georgian Composer’s Work”  – Malkhaz Khuroshvili (clarinet), Lasha Nikabadze (tenor), Giorgi Shavgulidze (piano), Natalia Khelashvili (violin);

The Prize of the Embassy of Russia for “The Best Performance of a Folk Song” – Legi Imedashvili (bass);

The Prize of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Academic Theatre for “The Best Performance of the Opera Aria” – Natalia Volchenko (mezzo-soprano);

The Prize of the SOLO SINGING jury’s chairman – Diana Panjavidze (soprano), Natalia Volchenko (mezzo-soprano);

The Prize of the Fund “SOLO” – Favourite of the Audience”  – Ketevan Badridze (piano);

The Prize of the Insurance Company “Aldagi” – Health Insurance of Musicians Abroad – to the First Prize Winners

 

 

THE BEST OUT-OF COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS WERE AWARDED:

The Prize of the Embassy of France and the “Corporation of Financing of Restoration” – “Young Virtuoso” – Aleksander Tchautchidze (flute);

The “Metekhi” Hotel Prize – Audio Tape Recorder – to the best out-of -competition pianist – Mamikon Nakhapetov (piano);      `

The Prize of the E. Shevardnadze Fund “Democracy and Revival” – Musician of Future” – Natia Mdinaradze (violin);

 

Piano

  1. Marine Mdivani (Chariman, Canada). 
  2. Tengiz Amirejibi
  3. Nodar Gabunia
  4. Revaz Tavadze
  5. Edisher Rusishvili

Solo-Singing

  • Chavdar Gajiev (Chariman, Bulgaria). 
  • Medea Amiranashvili
  • Nodar Andghuladze
  • Lamara Chkonia
  • Tamaz Japaridze

Strings

  1. Marine Iashvili
  2. Tamar Gabarashvili
  3. Bidzina Kvernadze
  4. Boris Chiaureli
  5. Givi Khatiashvili

Wood-Winds

  1. Aleksandr Korneev (Chairman, Russia)
  2. Giorgi Beridze
  3. Aleksandr Takhmanov (Russia)
  4. Ramaz Qarukhnishvili

The  out-of-competition Jury (piano)

  1. Revaz Takidze (chairman). 
  2. Nana Dimitriadi
  3. Tsitsino Todua
  4. Svetlana Ketsba
  5. Irine Kherj