Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra



Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra has been founded in 1993 by famous Georgian conductor Djansug Kakhidze. Since 2002 the artistic director and chief conductor of Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra is his son – well-known composer, conductor and pianist Vakhtang Kakhidze.
During these years, the standard of Tbilisi Symphony has risen to international ones. The orchestra had concert tours in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Poland, Israel and Russia.

Orchestra had very successful concerts in such famous concert halls as: Berlin Philharmonic, Nikolaisaal in Potsdam, Salle Pleyel and Theatre de Champs Elyssee in Paris, Symphony Hall in Basel, Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt , Verdi Concert Hall in Milan, Santa Cecilia Music Academy New Symphony Hall in Rome, Congress Hall in Ankara, Jerusalem Philharmonic, Warsaw State Philharmonic, National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Symphony Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Tbilisi Symphony has attended several international music festivals: Tibor Varga Festival in Sion, Festival European in Wiltz, Festival Musiquale in Saint Yrieix la Perche, Paleo Festival in Nion, Ankara International Music Festival, Istanbul IS SANAT festival.

Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra performed with such world – famous musicians as: J.Careras, M.Rostropovich, Y.Bashmet, G.Kremer, V.Tretjakov, N.Gutman, V.Repin, A.Kniazev, G.Hoffman, N.Freire, L.Leonskaia, D.Alexeev, F.Leuleux, M.Lethiec, E.Virsaladze, LIsakadze, L.Batiashvili, Kh.Buniatishvili, and many others.

Besides, the orchestra has concerts with world stars of popular music: Michel Legrand, Didier Lockwood, Jan.Garbarek, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, Bob James, Patti Austin, Ivan Lins, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Richard Bona, Avishai Cohen, Paula Morelenbaum and vocal groups – The Manhattan Transfer, TAKE 6, New York Voices, The Swingles and De Phazz.

Tbilisi Symphony collaborates with well-known conductors and outstanding contemporary composers. The concert programs of Tbilisi Symphony are very diverse including the works by Classical, Romantic and 20th century composers. The orchestra is an active promoter of works by Georgian classical and modern composers.

Tbilisi Symphony has recorded over 150 musical pieces for SONY Classical and other foreign sound recording companies.

In 1993 Tbilisi Symphony, in collaboration with Djansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music & Culture and Tbilisi City Hall, has founded an annual International Music Festival “Autumn Tbilisi”, which hosts famous musicians from all over the world and became the most popular musical event in Georgia. In 2015, with support of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia has been established Djansug Kakhidze International Music Festival, the idea of which is a creative collaboration of Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and world stars of popular music.

In 2004 orchestra has realized the recording of Georgian National Anthem.

Tbilisi Symphony systematically takes part in important cultural events at home and outside the country, performs concerts in regions and supports the development of Georgian musical culture.