Elisso Bolkvadze: UNESCO Artist for Peace

Jan 22, 2015 | Sabine Wiedemann News Elisso Bolkvadze: UNESCO Artist for Peace

​Born in Tbilissi, Georgia, Elisso Bolkvadze began her musical study at the early age of four and was immediately accepted at Prodigy School. She performed her first concert with orchestra at the age of seven. Elisso Bolkvadze continued her studies in the conservatory of Tbilisi with Professor Tengiz Ameredjibi, parallel she attended master classes with Professor Tatiana Nicolaeva in Moscow. Later French composer and musician Michel Sogny provided important artistic influence.

Elisso Bolkvadze won numerous international piano competitions such as Van Cliburn (USA), Vianna da Motta (Lisbon), Axa International Piano Competition (Dublin), Marguerite Long Competition (Paris, special prize for the best interpretation of French music). A real star in her home country Elisso Bolkvadze was awarded with "The Medal of the Georgian Government" - one of the most prestigious national honors.

Elisso Bolkvadze is regularly invited to play with international orchestras such as Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian National Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra, The Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, France National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She frequently appears with solo recitals in venues such as Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau , Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), The Herkulessaal (Munich), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Kennedy Center (Washington), Pasadena Auditorium (Los Angeles), Theatro Manzoni (Milano) and Konzerthaus (Berlin).

Elisso Bolkvadze has won great critical acclaim for her unique sensibility, power and sincerity.