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Giorgi Latsabidze

Giorgi Latso-Latsabidze (Georgian: გიორგი ლაცაბიძე), IPA: [ɡiɔrɡi lɑtsɑbidzɛ]; (born 15 April 1978) is an international prize-winning Georgian concert pianist and composer. Latsabidze is one of the youngest pianists who has performed and recorded live 24 of the Chopin Etudes and the 24 Preludes as well as all 12 of the Transcendental Etudes of Franz Liszt and 12 Préludes (Book 2) of Claude Debussy.
Giorgi Latso, born in Tbilisi (Georgia), grew up in a non-musical family, however he started playing the keyboard at the age of three. At 5 he began composing on the piano, and was giving concerts with an orchestra at the age of 10.
A Georgian Presidential scholarship underwrote Latsabidze’s early education at the Tbilisi State Conservatory in 1996-2001; then he went on to obtain master's and artist's degrees at Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Germany; at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California. His teachers included Rusudan Chodzava, Lazar Berman and Stewart L. Gordon.
Latso-Latsabidze has appeared at most of the major festival venues in Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, Mannheim, Florence, Lisbon, Beijing, Honolulu, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli International Piano Festival and Monte-Carlo Piano Masters, among others, and has performed as a recitalist throughout the world. His repertoire encompasses all stylistic epochs - his particular preference being the music of the 19th century.
His performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto at WUK Kulturhaus was described in the Austrian press as, “…a technically brilliant pianist imbued with a poignant lyricism and genuine profundity. ” England Rhinegold Classical Magazine called his recording of Debussy's Préludes, “...extraordinary imagination and a musical tone rarely heard.
Performances of his have been broadcast on radio and television in the USA, Europe, Asia and other countries. Latsabidze was listed in the 65th edition of Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Art 2011.

Latso-Latsabidze won the first-prize in the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in France,(1999) and a third prize from Ennio Porrino International Competition in Italy (1998). He has also won prizes in the Yehudi Menuhin Federation Competition in Salzburg, and at the Young Artist International Piano Competition in Los Angeles (2006).
He received the Vladimir Spivakov Award (Moscow virtuosi) in 2001, the Georgian Presidential Prize in 1999, the Marion Gräfin Dönhoff Trust Award in 2002, DAAD the German Academic Exchange Award in 2004, the MTNA Academic Achievement Recognition of Excellence Award in 2004, the USC Keyboard Studies Department Award in 2007 and 2011, the American philanthropist Carol Hogel Music Scholarship in 2008, HSH Princess Marie of Liechtenstein Award in 2009, among others.

He has participated in numerous recordings and TV productions, including DVDs and CDs of compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Schönberg.
Dr. Latsabidze has presented master classes and concert performances throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and United States. His musical career includes being a concert pianist and collaborative artist, a professor and an international juror.

For more information please visit: www.latsabidze.com

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