Nicolas Zourabichvili

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Nicolas Zourabichvili (born 24 October 1936)[1] is a French composer of Georgian origin.


Born in Paris, Zourabichvili began piano studies at the Bordeaux conservatory. He studied composition with Nadia Boulanger (1959–1962) and with Max Deutsch (1962–1964). He was awarded the Lili Boulanger Prize in 1970. In 1965 his philosopher-to-be son François was born.

He wrote scores for director Otar Iosseliani's films: Favorites of the Moon (1984), And Then There Was Light (1989), The Butterfly Hunt (1992), Brigands-Chapter VII (1996), Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999), Monday Morning (2002), Gardens in Autumn (2006), Winter Song (2015).

Selected works[edit]

  • Mtskheta (1976)
  • Declaracion del desangelado (1971)
  • Aus ödem Traumland, for string orchestra (1975)
  • Mass (1976)
  • La Fuite (1987) for violin solo
  • Syntonie ligulienne (1996) for flute solo
  • For piano solo: Sonata, Six variations, Thrène pour Thelonious Monk (1983), Vita nova (1994)
  • Three string quartets


  1. ^ BNF 148013334

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