"She is an extraordinary pianist with a magnificent technique, an inherent musicality and… a genuine musical personality.”
An electrifying virtuoso with dazzling musicality, Georgian-French pianist Buniatishvili is an unparalleled artist, passionately committed to her craft.
A fixture in the most prestigious venues around the world, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmonie, Royal Festival Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Philharmonie de Paris, and Suntory Hall, as well as at the Salzburg, Verbier, BBC Proms, Progetto Martha Argerich, and the Hollywood Bowl festivals. Her notable collaborations involve the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony, London Symphony, Orchestre National de Paris, and Munich Philharmonic, and prominent conductors, among them Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Paavo Järvi, Jaap Van Zweden, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung and Leonard Slatkin.
Recipient of two ECHO Klassik Awards, Khatia is an exclusive Sony Artist, whose recordings encompass the works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Liszt, Bach, and Schubert, as well as Satie, Morricone, Gainsbourg, Pärt, and Cage. In addition to her solo albums, she has recorded with Gidon Kremer, Paavo Järvi, and the band Coldplay.
A committed humanitarian, she has participated in benefit concerts for causes close to her heart: the plight of refugees, the United Nations, human rights, and music education.
Beginning piano lessons with her mother at the age of three, Khatia gave her first concert with the Chamber Orchestra of Tbilisi at six. She studied with Tengiz Amiredjibi in Tbilisi and went on to work with Oleg Maisenberg in Vienna.