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About Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra “Concertino Tbilissi” was founded in 1988 by a composer and conductor Shavleg Shilakadze.

During 1989-1990 years “Concertino Tbilissi” acted under the auspices of the Georgian Fund of Culture.

In the fall of 1989 the orchestra took part in the prestigious Telavi International Music Festival “Keba Vazisa”, which brought recognition and acclaim
to the newly formed orchestra.

In 1990-2005 the “Concertino Tbilissi”, as one of the major performing ensembles, has joined the Young Creators Union, with Tsiuri Garuchava as
General Director and whose merit in preserving the orchestra is inestimable.

Since the day of its foundation the orchestra engagements included numerous academic and educational concerts both in Georgia and abroad,
among them : Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain.

The repertoire of the orchestra includes the most significant chamber-instrumental and chamber oratorical works of  XVII-XXI century composers.
Most of them have been performed for the first time in Georgia by the “Concertino Tbilissi”.

Many Georgian and foreign musicians have collaborated with “Concertino Tbilissi”, including: Liza Batiashvili, Eduard Bruner, Julian Galanti, Liviu
Varcol, Yuri Kochnev, Juan Jose Mena, Ketevan Kemoklidze and others.

The Swiss Foundation “Raum fur Kultur” is a long standing and faithful partner of the orchestra.

Thanks to the President of the Foundation Mrs. Marina Milz the orchestra continues its concert activities.

The most important fact for productive musical life of orchestra is the cooperation with the Evangelic Lutheran Peace Church, which was initiated
by the late bishop Prof. Dr.Gert Hummel and now still exists.

Since 2006 “Concertino Tbilissi” is involved into intensive concert life as a freelance ensemble.

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                                       Shavleg Shilakadze

 

founder of CONCERTINO TBILISSI
artistic director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George  Shilakadze

principal conductor