Paris, October 6th, 2020 – Cartier is pleased to announce Khatia Buniatishvili as a new ambassador of the Maison.
Strength of character, virtuosity, open-mindedness and piercing intellect: Khatia Buniatishvili conveys these traits with great intensity. From her piano debut at age 3 to her most recent humanitarian commitments, she embodies the values cherished by Cartier.
“Khatia expresses the essence of who we are. Pure simplicity and expressive romanticism. Delicate exuberance. Unique and universal. Plural singularity. Body and soul, with measure and unbridled energy Khatia embarks us into the dizzying exploration of human emotions and passion”, declared Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International.
Khatia Buniatishvili is a Sony Classical exclusive artist. For her new album ‘Labyrinth’, set for release on 9 October 2020, Khatia chose beautiful and wistful piano pieces by composers ranging from Bach, Vivaldi and Scarlatti, to Chopin, Brahms and Satie to Glass, Ligeti and Gainsbourg.
Since her early childhood, Khatia has stood out: at the age of 6, she gave her first concert as a soloist with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra and earned first place at the admission exams of the Tbilisi Conservatory at the age of 16 and the Vienna University of Music and Performing arts at the age of 19.
Following her professional debut in 2008 at Carnegie Hall in New York, she has performed on some of the world’s largest stages: London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. Praised across the globe for her interpretation and technique that not only surprise but also provoke, her very personal reading of the composer’s score further accentuates her open-mindedness, profundity and charisma. These qualities allowed her to attract new audiences from areas beyond classical music and to work on projects like the 2014 iTunes Festival or the 2015 Coldplay album ‘Head Full of Dreams’.
Most recently, on 14 July 2020, she shone at the 8th edition of the Concert de Paris playing Mozart’s Concerto No. 23 and Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 alongside the Orchestre National de France.
As a committed artist, she is always willing to invest in contemporary issues: child development, refugee aid, climate justice, communicating her passion to these causes with a mix of rock and rebellious energy. A singular and glamorous personality, she is perfectly in line with the women who have created strong connections to Cartier.
“Accepting inessential human needs makes them measurable, prevents their growth into greed. This is how I see Cartier – the golden proportion of glamour… never less, never too much.” Khatia Buniatishvili