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Piano Virtuoso

TESTIMONIALS

Giorgi Latsabidze - Concert Pianist

„... magnificent pianist and a musician of impeccable technique. ”
Volksblatt Press

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„...extraordinary imagination and a musical tone rarely heard.”
England Rhinegold Classical Magazine, 22 October 2010

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„…a technically brilliant pianist imbued with a poignant lyricism and genuine profundity.”
WUK Kulturhaus, Austria, 15 May 2010

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A Crowning Achievement
The pianist Giorgi Latsabidze, an American from Georgia currently working in Los Angeles for his doctorate, following a much acclaimed performance of Beethoven's 5 th Piano Concerto with the City Concert Orchestra on May 25, has now appeared in a solo concert.
[...] the pianist began with the famous Mephisto Waltz of Liszt, the most technically difficult piece of the performance. This was followed by the 2nd Chopin Sonata with the well-known funeral March, and one of the most glorious Mozart Sonatas, K.V. 311. The audience then demanded three Chopin pieces as encores. The evening was a crowning achievement that was rewarded with a standing ovation.
Latsabidze is not only remarkable for his technical brilliance but also for his high musical sensitivity. Never placing himself at the forefront, he tries to serve only the composer's intentions. His motto is "I want to make people happy with my playing", which was realized very well this evening. Despite his great abilities, Giorgi Latsabidze remains a modest, lovable person. This was evident to many listeners when the pianist joined the guests after the concert and spent a wonderful evening with them until almost midnight. A successful concert, a music experience that makes us happy and grateful.
"Harald Heller , Osttiroler Bote"; Lienz, Austria; 21 June 2007
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[...] The highlight of the evening was, without a doubt, Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto. The highly gifted Georgian piano soloist Giorgi Latsabidze, while radiating a modest and genuine demeanor, produced bravura playing that melded seamlessly with the orchestra, resulting in a wonderfully colorful performance. The audience sensed that "the orchestra could breathe and feel what it must do." Everyone felt themselves fortunate to have such a highly-acclaimed artist visiting their town who has won, among many other international awards, the coveted Rubinstein prize in Paris . "Music is more than just a fascination" says Giorgi Latsabidze, and his noble hands and an incredibly artistic nature disclose just what that means. The tremendous applause was acknowledged with a Chopin Nocturne. Nothing more was needed to be completely thrilled with him. [...]
"Lily Papsch, Osttiroler Bote"; Lienz, Austria; 7 June 2007
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He is a first class pianist, who meets the demands of his performances with aplomb. He possesses both transcendental technique and depth of musical thinking. His European concerts have already won accolades.
"Die Zeit"; Schan, Liechtenstein; 29 March 2005

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Giorgi Latsabidze is a raising young pianist with a virtuoso technique, a good sound, and impeccable musical vision. His interpretation of two masterworks from the keyboard literature, the Brahms 3rd Sonata and the Goldberg Variations of J. S. Bach were the best we have heard in recent month.
"Salzburger Nachrichten"; Salzburg, Austria; 5 May 2004

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He is the best pianist we know from the Republic of Georgia. His playing shows unlimited potential and promises great things for his future. Each of his performances seems to emerge as yet another triumphal success for him. His artistry is one that the musical world will surely find significant.
"Hannoverische Zeitung"; Hanover, Germany; 29 November 2003

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He proved to be an extremely imaginative and professionally mature artist who seemed very much able to cope with the great demands of the repertoire he played. His acute music intelligence played a decisive role as well. This is a very talented young artist, who should have a great future.
"Berliner Blatt"; Berlin, Germany; 20 April 2003

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He is a very special talent, combining consummate individuality with the ability to serve the loftiest purposes of his art. We wish him the best and will continue to watch the unfolding of his career.
"Armenia"; Erevan, Armenia; 25 May 2002

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Today a brilliant star fell from heaven. Is is a huge undertaking to play the 24 Etudes of Chopin. In yesterday's performance of them, Giorgi Latsabidze displayed the singing unending musical lines, a complete palette of tonal colors, and uncompromising virtuosity.
It was sheer poetry and art of the highest order!

"Resonansi"; Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; 30 March 2002

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A "RAIN OF PEARLS" FOR MUSIC LOVERS
"Every note of Chopin is a pearl rained down from heaven," (Franz Liszt)..Music lovers filled the Great Hall of the Tbilisi Conservatory as the young concert pianist Giorgi Latsabidze. poured out a rain of pearls . the notes of the 24 piano etudes of Chopin. The performance of all of them in one evening, as if in one breath, presents a problem of exceptional difficulty, both artistically and in purely technical terms, which yields to only a select few. One must say that he managed this task completely, while demonstrating high artistic craftsmanship. at its heart a noble and delicate artistic taste in the interpretation of this inspired music, not giving way to excessive pace or pathos, .with the main artistic goal of recognizing the internal wealth and "aristocratic spirit" of the music. [He has] previously astonished with the scale and dynamics of his pianism.and the harmonious combination of all these qualities should . advance this talented Georgian pianist out to the forefront of the international stage. Success to you, Giorgi!
Gulbat Toradze, Vecherni Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 29 March 2002
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One of the world-class virtuosi of the 21st century honored us with an outstanding performance of the Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto. I must emphasize that Giorgi Latsabidze projected completely the profound melancholy of this work with a rock solid technique and a singing tone that seemed to hover over the hall. His fresh interpretation was absolutely convincing, providing an example of the best in today's piano playing.
"Axali Taoba"; Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; 18 March 2001

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Mr. Latsabidze is a highly talented pianist who has many concerts to his credits and who always demonstrates his artistry successfully. To begin with, he has perfect technique. Add to that his ability to interpret the repertoire he chooses with a great sense of style and emotional depth, and you have a combination that qualifies him to perform on any concert stage in the world.
"Mezzo"; Paris, France; 4 June 2000

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Giorgi Latsabidze is a very talented, highly interesting young musician. His interpretations show an intuitive, well-grounded understanding of the literature, whether classic, romantic or contemporary. His repertoire is broad and encompasses many styles. He possesses all the qualities necessary to emerge as a first-rate concert pianist.
"Okolniki"; Vilnius, Lithuania; 15 April 2000

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He is a distinguished pianist who has already concretized widely.
Mr. Latsabisze is an intelligent, cultured musician, blessed with both excellent physical coordination and musical projection.

"Oggi"; Cagliari, Italy; 2 January 1999