Born in 1987 in Batumi, Georgia, French-Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili discovered the piano at the early age of three and gave her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was six. Since then, she has established herself as one of today’s most prominent classical music artists, at home on the world’s great stages and universally celebrated for her “authenticity, charisma, and persuasiveness” (NZZ) and “playing straight from the heart” (The Guardian).
Khatia’s upcoming performances in the 2022/23 season includes Carnegie Hall Stern auditorium recital in New York US, concerts in South Korea,, the U.K., tours in Germany and other parts of Europe.
Khatia made her U.S. debut at the Carnegie Hall in 2008 and has since performed at the Hollywood Bowl, BBC Proms, Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, La Roque-d ‘Antheron Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Progetto Martha Argerich. Among Khatia's musical partners are conductors Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Jaap van Zweden, Gustavo Dudamel, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Long Yu, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, and Philippe Jordan. She has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, China Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, and Bavarian Radio Symphony.
An exclusive SONY classical artist, Khatia’s discography includes Franz Liszt (2011), Chopin (2012), Motherland (2014), Kaleidoscope (2016), Rachmaninoff piano concertos N 2&3 (2017), Schubert (2019) and Labyrinth (2020). She also collaborated with rock group Coldplay on their album, A Head Full of Dreams.
Khatia studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg.