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.