Khatia Buniatishvili

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Khatia Buniatishvili
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Born (1987-06-21) 21 June 1987 (age 32)
OccupationClassical pianist

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

Early life and education[edit]

Born in 1987 in Batumi, Georgia, pianist 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. Khatia studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg. Her older sister, Gvantsa Buniatishvili is also a pianist[1] and they have played together on numerous occasions[2][3].


Buniatishvili signed with Sony Classical as an exclusive artist in 2010.[4] Her 2011 debut album included Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, Liebestraum No. 3, and Mephisto Waltz No. 1.[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.
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  4. ^ Cullingford, Martin. "New Sony signing - Khatia Buniatishvili". Gramophone (6 July 2010).
  5. ^ Nicholas, Jeremy. "A name to remember". Classic FM Music Magazine.
  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".

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