Born in 1987 in Tbilisi, Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili was introduced to piano at
age five, gave her first concert with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was six, and
appeared internationally at age 10. She studied in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg, and she is
a winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.
Ms. Buniatishvili is regularly invited to festivals, including Verbier, Lucerne, Ravinia,
Aspen, Menuhin (Gstaad), Amsterdam, BBC Proms, Montpellier, Salzburg, La folle journée,
Piano aux Jacobins, and Progetto Martha Argerich.
In 2008, she made her US debut at Carnegie Hall in a performance of Chopin's Second Piano
Concerto. Since then, she has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Kent
Nagano, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica,
Sinfonia Varsovia and Maxim Vengerov, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne
Symphony Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra and Neeme Järvi, Zurich Chamber Orchestra,
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrey Boreyko, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and
Mikhail Pletnev, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Larry Foster, San Francisco Symphony and
Jaap van Zweden, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra,
Orchestre de Paris and Paavo Järvi, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits, European
Union Youth Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
and Myung-Whun Chung.
Ms. Buniatishvili has performed recitals in Amsterdam, Athens, Birmingham, Barcelona,
Brussels, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Rome, Florence, Prague,
Warsaw, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Luxembourg, London, Singapore, and Vancouver. As a
chamber musician, she has collaborated with Renaud Capuçon, Truls Mørk, and Sol Gabetta; in
a trio with Gidon Kremer and Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė; and in a piano duo with her sister
Recent tours have included performances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Kremerata Baltica in Japan and Europe, Basel Chamber Orchestra, and in the US with the San
Francisco Symphony under Vladimir Jurowski. She also gives concerts with London's
Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Swiss-Italian Radio Orchestra,
Mai Musical Florentine, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, and Munich
Philharmonic Orchestra. She performs in a trio with Gidon Kremer in Naples, Siena, Venice,
Florence, and Berlin; and gives recitals in Paris, London, Munich, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden,
Barcelona, Tokyo, Luxembourg, and Prague.
A BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist between 2009 and 2011, Ms. Buniatishvili regularly
collaborates with BBC orchestras. She received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award (2010), was
nominated by Vienna's Musikverein and Konzerthaus as a Rising Star (2011-2012 season), and
was awarded an ECHO prize (2012) in Berlin.