French-Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatoshvili gives recital on 12 August

This recital is part of the Festival’s efforts to enliven and internationalise the field of recitals and chamber music performances in Finland. The full programme of the Turku Music Festival will be published on 25 Feb 2019.


The Turku Music Festival is Finland’s oldest continuously held festival, celebrating its 60th anniversary next summer, 8 to 22 August 2019. Over the past few years, the festival has made a point of bringing some of the world’s finest opera singers to perform in concert and give recitals at the Festival. The Festival is also committed to investing in performances by internationally recognised instrumentalists in the form of both solo recitals and chamber music performances. This is the context for the recital by pianist Khatia Buniatishvili at Sigyn Hall on 12 Aug 2019 at 19.00. The programme features music by Schubert, Liszt and Stravinsky.

Mon 12 Aug 2019 at 19.00, Sigyn Hall

Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

Franz Schubert: Four impromptus op. 90 (D. 899)
Franz Schubert, arr. Franz Liszt:
Ständchen (D. 957/4)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op. 2 (D. 118)
Erlkönig, op. 1 (D. 328)
Franz Liszt:
Transcendental Etude no. 4 ‘Mazeppa’ (S. 139/4)
Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 (S. 244/6)
Igor Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Petrouchka (1911/21)

French-Georgian pianist KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI (b. 1987) began her piano studies at the age of three and performed with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra at the age of six. Having studied with Tengiz Amiredjib, she went on to study with Oleg Maisenberg in Vienna.

Buniatishvili made her Carnegie Hall début in 2008 and since then has appeared at prominent festivals (BBC Proms, Salzburg, Verbier) and major venues (the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Philharmonie in Paris) and with distinguished orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Filarmonica della Scala. She performed for the benefit of Syrian refugees at the UN 70th anniversary concert, and she is an ambassador for Plan International and the Fondation Cœeur et Recherche. Her acclaimed recordings include the Franz Liszt disc and Kaleidoscope disc released by SONY Classical (2012 and 2016, respectively), both of which won an ECHO Klassik award.

Tickets for Buniatishvili’s recital go on sale on Wednesday 13 February at 09.00 at all Lippupiste points of sale throughout Finland.


Tickets to the Turku Music Festival are sold by Lippupiste. Tickets for Buniatishvili’s recital go on sale on Wednesday 13 February at 09.00 at all Lippupiste points of sale and R kiosks throughout Finland, and online at

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