Khatia Buniatishvili

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Khatia Buniatishvili
ხატია ბუნიათიშვილი
Khatia Buniatishvili - Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 15.jpg
Buniatishvili in 2017
Born (1987-06-21) 21 June 1987 (age 34)
OccupationClassical pianist

Khatia Buniatishvili (Georgian: ხატია ბუნიათიშვილი, Georgian pronunciation: [xɑtʼiɑ buniɑtʰiʃvili]; born 21 June 1987) is a Georgian concert pianist.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in 1987 in Batumi, Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili began studying piano under her mother at the age of three. She gave her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was 6 and appeared internationally at age 10. She studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Her older sister, Gvantsa Buniatishvili is also a pianist[1] and they have played together on numerous occasions.[2]


Buniatishvili signed with Sony Classical as an exclusive artist in 2010.[3] Her 2011 debut album included Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, Liebestraum No. 3, and Mephisto Waltz No. 1.[4]

Buniatishvili, known to be a regular attendee of the Verbier Festival, performed Liszt's Sonata in B minor at the 2011 incarnation of the festival.[5]

In 2012, Buniatishvili released her second album, Chopin,[6] which featured solo piano works as well as Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris and Paavo Järvi. The Guardian reported "This is playing straight from the heart from one of today's most exciting and technically gifted young pianists."[7]



  1. ^ "Gvantsa Buniatishvili". Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. ^ "About | Khatia Buniatishvili". Archived from the original on 3 September 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ Cullingford, Martin. "New Sony signing - Khatia Buniatishvili". Gramophone (6 July 2010).
  4. ^ Nicholas, Jeremy. "A name to remember". Classic FM Music Magazine.
  5. ^ "Khatia Buniatishvili plays Liszt, Chopin, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky". Archived from the original on 3 September 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  6. ^ « C comme Chopin » (C as Chopin), in Improvisation so piano, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Neva Editions, 2017 ISBN 978-2-35055-228-6, p. 29.
  7. ^ Pritchard, Stephen. "Khatia Buniatishvili: Chopin – review". The Guardian.
  8. ^ "'Franz Liszt' Album Information". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  9. ^ "'Chopin' Album Information". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  10. ^ "'Motherland' Album Information". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  11. ^ "'Kaleidoscope' Album Information". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  12. ^ "'Schubert' Album Information".
  13. ^ "'Labyrinth' Album Information".

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