TSINANDALI FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR FOUR DAYS OF CONCERTS WITH AUDIENCE
ARTISTS APPEARING INCLUDE MARTHA ARGERICH, LISA BATIASHVILI, NIKOLOZ RACHVELI, NELSON GOERNER & THE FESTIVAL’S MUSIC DIRECTOR GIANANDREA NOSEDA
17-20 SEPTEMBER 2020
Georgia’s Tsinandali Festival will this year present four days of performances to live audiences, 17 – 20 September, from the historic Tsinandali Estate.
The Tsinandali Festival was launched last year to great success, presenting some of the world’s greatest musicians alongside the specially formed Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra, which brought together over 80 young musicians from the surrounding region.
Monocle reported on the Festival and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra in 2019, saying: “Whereas most music galas look to simply put on a good show, this Festival is about building regional ties through the universal language of music, sending a message of unity to the musicians’ countries.”
Due to the current pandemic, this year’s Tsinandali Festival will consist of four days of performances in the open-air amphitheatre and will include major international artists such as Martha Argerich, Lisa Batiashvili, Nikoloz Rachveli, Nelson Goerner and the Festival’s Music Director Gianandrea Noseda conducting the Georgian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
All artists appearing wanted to express their solidarity with the Festival and its audiences by travelling to Georgia to take part.
The health and safety of the participating artists and audience members is the Festival’s highest priority. Georgia’s government guidelines and high levels of hygiene will be adhered to throughout the four days, keeping all participants safe for the duration of the Festival.
A full two-week Tsinandali Festival is already programmed for next year which will also see the return of the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra.
Martin Engstroem and Avi Shoshani, Artistic Co-Directors to the Festival, commented:
“We wish to thank all the artists who have so eagerly agreed to come to Tsinandali to perform at this year’s Festival. Such commitment to this very special place is very moving and is a sentiment shared by the audiences who came from around the world last year for the inaugural Festival. Everyone associated at the Festival looks forward to these four days of exceptional music making which will prove yet again the power of music to unite people in trying times.”
George Ramishvili, Chairman of the Silk Road Group & Chairman and Founder of the Tsinandali Festival commented:
“Everyone at the Tsinandali Festival is delighted to welcome audiences back to live music making. We are indebted to all the artists who are travelling to Tsinandali and thank them for their continued commitment to the Festival. Nothing can match the emotional power of a live performance when the artistry of a musician connects with their audience”
Tickets will be available to the public from the final week of August at http://tsinandalifestival.ge/festival-2020/
For more information on the Festival please visit: www.tsinandalifestival.ge