Tsinandali Festival announces its third edition

05 May 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The Festival is taking place in Georgia's wine country from 8-19 September 2021
  • Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra presents five major programmes with conductors Gianandrea Noseda (the Festival’s Music Director), Christoph Eschenbach, Lahav Shani & Pinchas Zukerman
  • Soloists include Lisa Batiashvili, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Hampson, Mikhail Pletnev, Thomas Quasthoff, Vadim Repin, András Schiff, Lahav Shani & Pinchas Zukerman


The Tsinandali Festival has announced its third season will take place this September.

This year the Festival is presenting a full programme over a 12-day period with many musicians returning for another year.

The Festival opens with Rachmaninov’s third Piano Concerto and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé played by the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lahav Shani, with pianist Yefim Bronfman. 

Gianandrea Noseda, the Festival’s Music Director, and the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Schumann and Mendelssohn with pianist Mikhail Pletnev (16 September) as well as the finale to the Festival with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 played with Georgian-born violinist Lisa Batiashvili.

Other pianists set to appear include Elena Bashkirova, Yefim Bronfman, Mao Fujita, Mikhail Pletnev, Sergei Redkin, Fazil Say, András Schiff and Lahav Shani.

The Festival’s two Artistic Directors, Martin Engstroem and Avi Shoshani, comment: “It’s testament to many people that this year’s Tsinandali Festival is able to take place – our thanks go to the artists, the audiences, our supporters and above all to the local team headed-up by David Sakvarelidze whose collective loyalty to George Ramishvili’s vision for a world-class Festival remains as strong as ever.”

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The health and safety of 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 course of the Festival.

More information can be found here.

Main image: © Tsinandali Festival