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Liana Issakadze

  • Conductor
  • Violinist

Biography

Liana Issakadze is the initiator of many interesting projects and music activities. Among them is "Night Serenades" in Bichvinta and the same titled International Art festival in Eichsdatd, musical festival "Musicians are joking" held in Tbilisi and Moscow, concert tour "Pilgrimage from Europe to Jerusalem", Borjomi art Festival.
In St. Petersburg, the I-st International Competition of Violinists was successfully held on November 2003. The competition will be arranged once in every three years. Due to promote young instrumentalists of Georgia, she contributed bonuses for most talented and promising students. For her valuable contributions to Georgian Music, she has been awarded many state prizes.
She is Laureate of Shota Rustaveli and Zakharia Paliashvili prizes. In 1984, she was conferred the honorable title of People's Artist of USSR. In 2001, Liana Issakadze was announced as one of the best violinists of XX century and her name is included in the Encyclopedia "2000 best Musicians of XX Century". In the same year, she has been awarded state prize and "Liana Issakadze Star" was opened in her honor in front of Tbilisi Philharmonic Hall. Liana Issakadze is often invited at juries of various international competitions.
She recorded above 60 LP-s and about 15 CD-s for which Liana Issakadze was awarded in Munich and Moscow. Many films have been made and lots of works written especially for her. Among them are famous Georgian, Russian and foreign composers - O. Taktakishvili, S. Nassidze, E. Denissov, F. Hummel, U. Berkemer and other. In 1994, Liana Issakadze founded "Georgian-German Cultural Center" and in 2002 "Liana Issakadze fund -Art Capital ".
At present, Liana Issakadze travels a lot as a soloist and as a conductor, having world concert tours in the different countries of the world.