Georges   Bériachvili

 

Georges Bériachvili started learning the piano at the age of seven, and then completed his academic training in science, before fully dedicating himself to music. At the age of 23, after graduating as an engineer in organic chemistry, he joined the Tbilissi State Conservatory, where he studied musical theory as well as musicology. At the same time he proceeded with his piano studies and started performing as a concert pianist.

 

Since 2001, Georges Bériachvili has lived in France, pursuing a manifold career as a pianist, teacher, and researcher in the theory, history and aesthetics of music. He performs in recital and in chamber music, with a broad repertoire ranging from Bach to Stockhausen. He is also involved in musical projects with contemporary composers, performing and recording works by François-Bernard Mâche, Peter Eötvös, Nicolas Vérin.

 

Georges Bériachvili has a PhD in musicology and has been awarded a first prize in the advanced musicology course at the Paris National Conservatoire (CNSMDP). In 1998, he participated in the creation of the Association of Young Composers and Musicologists of Georgia and became its vice-president. Since 2004, this association has organized a yearly festival “Tbilisi. Contemporary Music Evenings” in which Georges Bériachvili regularly takes part as a performer.

 

In 2012, Georges Bériachvili was awarded the Simone and Cino del Duca Prize by the Institut de France (Beaux-Arts Academy) for his activity as a pianist.