Composers Famous Composers from Georgia

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List of notable or famous composers from Georgia, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Georgia and even some popular composers who immigrated to Georgia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Georgian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Georgia is included when available.

List people include Aram Khachaturian, Giya Kancheli and more.

This historic composers from Georgia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Georgian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Georgia?" These prominent composers of Georgia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Georgian composers.

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Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Georgia
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Emin Khachaturian is a film score composer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1903-1978)

Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

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Gia Kancheli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Georgia
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Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli is a Georgian composer resident in Belgium. Since dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kancheli has lived in Western Europe: first in Berlin, and since 1995 in Antwerp, where he became composer-in-residence for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

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Lisa Batiashvili is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Georgia
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Lisa Batiashvili, or Elisabeth Batiashvili is a Georgian violinist, the daughter of a violinist father and a pianist mother. Her father was her first teacher from age 4. Her family left Georgia in 1991 and settled in Germany. She later studied at the Hamburg Musikhochschule. In 1995, she was a prize winner in the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. Batiashvili was one of the first of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, from 1999 to 2001. She has collaborated in chamber music and concerto performances with cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne, both BBC New Generation Artists exactly contemporary with Batiashvili. She has also worked with a later BBC New Generation ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

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Otar Taktakishvili is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Georgia
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Otar Taktakishvili was a Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, and musicologist. Otar Taktakishvili graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatory, while still a student he composed the official anthem of the Georgian SSR. By 1949 he became a Professor of the Tbilisi Conservatory and the conductor and the artistic director of the Georgian State chorus. In 1951 he received his first Stalin Prize for his First Symphony. In 1962, Taktakishvili became Chairman of the Georgian Composers' Union; and in 1965 the Minister for Culture of the Georgian Republic from 1965 until 1983. He was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1974, the Lenin Prize in 1982, and the USSR State Prize in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1924-1989)

Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

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