15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018


Music, like life itself...

The concert dedicated to the music of Giya Kancheli

Andrea Cortesi Violin

Giorgi Zagareli Viola

Sergey Smbatyan Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center




Music, like life itself, is inconceivable without romanticism. Romanticism is a high dream of the past, present, and future – a force of invincible beauty which towers above, and conquers, the forces of ignorance, bigotry, violence, and evil.

— Giya Kancheli

Kancheli’s sound-world has something incredibly natural about it. His musical structures are orientated on emotional aspects such as intensifi cation and tension, excitement and calm. He works with dynamic extremes and not infrequently demands extreme slowness. In terms of atmosphere, Kancheli’s music is closely connected with his homeland of Georgia without actually quoting Georgian folklore. Nostalgia and melancholy, as well as sadness over the political conditions in the former Soviet Union (“Life without Christmas”) and the destruction of the Georgian civil war mark his production.


Giya Kancheli

Chiaroscuro for Violin and Chamber Orchestra

Soloist: Andrea Cortesi (violin)

Letters to Friends for Viola
and Chamber Orchestra

Soloist: Giorgi Zagareli (viola)

Instead of a Tango
for Violin, Viola, Piano
and String Orchestra

World premiere

Soloists: Andrea Cortesi (violin)
Giorgi Zagareli (viola)


Tickets & Info

Tel.: +356 2787 7705

Tel.: +356 2559 5750

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for Support of Culture

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Republic of Malta.

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