First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 18 November 2020
Born in Georgia in 1987, Khatia Buniatishvili began playing the piano at the age of 3, gave her first concert with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra at the age of 6 and performed abroad at the age of 10. She studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and perfected her skills in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg.
She made her American debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2008. Since then, she has performed at the world's biggest festivals and in the most prestigious venues. She has collaborated with internationally renowned conductors such as Maestro Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Kent Nagano, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, Jaap Van Zweden, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Philippe Jordan, Long Yu, François-Xavier Roth, and Leonard Slatkin. It collaborates with the world's most prestigious orchestras.Over the past few seasons, Khatia has been involved in various charity concert projects and collaborated on the rock band Coldplay's album "A Head Full Of Dreams".
Discography: Exclusively with Sony Classical, her latest releases are Rachmaninov's concertos 2 and 3 with the Czech Philharmonic under Paavo Järvi and in 2019, an album "Schubert".