TSINANDALI FESTIVAL CLOSES FOR SUCCESSFUL THIRD YEAR, BRINGING TOGETHER OUTSTANDING ARTISTS FROM GEORGIA & FURTHER AFIELD DESPITE RESTRICTIONS
GIANANDREA NOSEDA, LAHAV SHANI, CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, LISA BATIASHVILI, YEFIM BRONFMAN, MISCHA MAISKY, MIKHAIL PLETNEV, VADIM REPIN, FAZIL SAY, THOMAS QUASTHOFF & MORE APPEARED FOR 2021 FESTIVAL (8-19 SEPTEMBER)
The 2021 Tsinandali Festival in Georgia has come to a resplendent close, welcoming audiences and world-class classical artists once again to the stunning Tsinandali Estate. The Festival, now in its third year, presented 23 concerts across 12 days in custom-built concert venues situated at the heart of the Kakheti wine region.
Despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic causing a few changes to the initial line-up, major international performers included conductors Gianandrea Noseda, Lahav Shani and Christoph Eschenbach alongside soloists Lisa Batiashvili, Yefim Bronfman, Statis Karapanos, Mischa Maisky, Mikhail Pletnev, Thomas Quasthoff, Alexander Ramm, Vadim Repin and Fazil Say joined rising stars Mao Fujita, Sergei Redkin and Alexander Malofeev for outstanding live concerts at the Tsinandali Estate.
Tsinandali Festival’s Musical Director, Gianandrea Noseda, conducted the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra with soloists including Yefim Bronfman and Marc Bouchkov. For the final weekend, Lisa Batiashvili was joined by some of the most promising Georgian musicians for a concert celebrating the resilience and dedication of the country’s young performers.
As with the 2020 Festival, which went ahead across four days, the health and safety of participating artists and audience members was paramount for Festival organisers. The highest levels of hygiene maintenance, antigen testing and social distancing measures were in operation throughout, ensuring a successful Festival run.
Festival Co-Founders and board members Martin Engstroem and Avi Shoshani said: “We wish to thank all the Tsinandali team, our supporters and artists who worked so hard and went to such extraordinary lengths to ensure that this year’s Tsinandali Festival went ahead. As in the previous two years, the Tsinandali Festival brought many of the leading musicians of our time to one of the most idyllic settings you could possibly imagine to create magical experiences for everyone present.”
David Sakvarelidze, General Director of the Festival, added: “Everyone involved in the Tsinandali Festival is grateful to our Founder George Ramishvili for his unwavering support for the Festival. His vision and dedication in ensuring the Festival was presented again this year is deeply appreciated by everyone who cares about culture and Georgia. Through this support and the loyalty of our musicians and audiences, the Tsinandali Festival continues to put Georgia on the map as a centre of international excellence.”
Details of the 2022 Tsinandali Festival will be announced soon.