Eliso Borkwadze

glorious virtuosity,
A star from Georgia that shines with dignity, full of personality, and outstanding sensibility

●From the concert review

“I was deeply impressed by her musicality and perfectly controlled technique.”

- Zubin Mehta -

“Virtuosity, charming personality, deep and mature musicality”

-Los Angeles Times by Daniel Cariaga-

“A formidable talent... I was overwhelmed by her tremendous concentration, which overcame all my anxieties and anguish.”

-The New York Times by Bernard Holland-

●Profile Elisso Bolkvadze

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia. A genius who started playing the piano at the age of 4 and performed with an orchestra for the first time at the age of 7, she further studied at the Tbilisi Conservatory, where she studied with Tenggis Amirezibi, and also participated in Tatiana Nikolaeva's masterclass in Moscow. Later, he was greatly influenced by French composer/musician Michel Sonny. He has won prizes at many competitions, including the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and won the Special Prize for Best Interpretation of French Music at the Long-Thibault International Competition.
Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchester National de France, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. In addition to performing with Salle Pleyel in Paris, Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Herculessaal in Munich, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Berlin, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, and other major halls around the world. played in.
Released concerto albums of Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Liszt from SONY BMG. French state television aired a documentary on Borkwadze. The CD <Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 2> released on the prestigious Cascavel label in Switzerland was highly praised by The New York Times.
In Georgia, he is a national favorite and has been awarded a medal by the government. He is also committed to nurturing Georgian musicians, and established the Lila Foundation to support talented young pianists.
In recognition of his contribution to cultural exchange between Georgia and France, he was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters "Chevalier" by the French government, and from UNESCO, Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Miyako Yoshida, and others are listed as "Peaceful People". was nominated as an Artist for Peace (UNESCO Artist of Peace).
On September 21, 2018, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by Giorgi Margvelashvili, the 4th President of Georgia, in recognition of his contribution to the development of Georgian culture and artistic activities.

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