Welcome Speech from Artistic Director
Dear friends and music lovers,
Dedicated to classical music the fourth edition of Batumi MusicFest will be held from 17th to 23th of September 2016 in Batumi, Georgia, the magical city beside the Black Sea.
Since its creation the Festival is supported by the Ministry Of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the Ministry of Culture of Autonomous Republic of Adjara.
I would like to express my gratitude to Georgian press and television, as well as French press that highlights newborn festival’s life on international level every year.
My thanks to the international missions and Embassies in Georgia for collaboration and support.
In 2015 Batumi Music Festival became a proud member of European Festivals. Association (EFA), for the first time in Georgian musical history.
The festival will present internationally renowned soloists and also several gifted young musical prodigies.
Batumi MusicFest is one of the most important cultural events of Georgia, where artists of different cultures gather to create musical excellence.
\ One of the main ideas of the festival is to broaden the power of cultural dialogue. As UNESCO Artist for Peace I believe that music has the ability to unify people around high values and become one of the important bridges of building peace around the world.
An amazing Concert Hall of Batumi Music Center will create a unique ambiance for music lovers.
Looking forward to meet you dear audience!
Batumi Symphony Orchestra
Georgian Voices - Ensemble
Maya Irgalina (Belarus) - Piano
Mamuka Alapishvili (Georgia) - Conductor
Davit Kintsurashvili (Georgia) - Conductor
Liana Gourdjia (Russia) - Violin
Vakhtang Machavariani (Georgia) - Conductor
Darko Brlek (Slovenia) – Clarinet
Cyprien Katsaris (Chypre/France) – Piano
Elisso Bolkvadze (Georgia) - Piano
Philip Mann (USA) - Conductor
Address: Z.Bolkvadze str. 3, 01 71 Tbilisi, Georgia