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Elisso Bolkvadze piano recital

UNESCO Artist for Peace and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Piano Sonata in B flat major, K. 570
Four Impromptus, D. 899
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22
Michel Sogny
L’isle joyeuse
Piano Sonata No. 2


Elisso Bolkvadze

Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze has won great critical acclaim throughout the years, for her unique sensibility, power and sincerity. Zubin Mehta said: ‘I was extremely impressed by her musicality and the complete control she has over her instrument.’

She has won numerous international piano competitions including the Van Cliburn Competition (USA), Vianna da Motta (Lisbon), Axa International Piano Competition (Dublin) and the Marguerite Long Competition’s special prize for the best interpretation of French music (Paris).

A superstar in her country of birth, Elisso Bolkvadze was awarded ‘The Medal of Georgian Government’ – one of the most prestigious national honours. She is the Artistic Director of Batumi International Music Festival and has founded a charity foundation, LYRA, to promote talented young Georgian pianists.

Her recent CD was critically acclaimed in the worldwide media:

“Formidable talent” (New York Times)

“Major artist” (Los Angeles Times)

“Outstanding sensibility” (Figaroscop)

“Brilliant virtuosity and chic personality” (Classica Magazine)

“La prodigieuse pianist” (Figaro Magazine)

“The piano princess in Georgia” (Music Lover China)

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