A strong personality, Khatia Buniatishvili is known beyond the sphere of informed music lovers. Born in Georgia, she began playing the piano at the age of three, gave her first concert with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra at the age of six and performed abroad at ten. After studying at the Tbilisi State Conservatory, she continued her training at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (the University of Music and Performing Arts) in Vienna with Maisenberg.
Her career took off after her concert at Carnegie Hall with Chopin's Concerto No. 2. She was invited to play at the festivals of La Roque d'Anthéron, Salzburg, Verbier, Gstaad, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, "Progetto Martha Argerich", Hollywood Bowl, iTunes festival, BBC Proms. She performs recitals in the most important concert halls. She collaborates with the most prestigious orchestras throughout the world, under the baton of great conductors, including Mehta, Domingo, Nagano, Nézet-Séguin, Pletnev, Ashkenazy, Dudamel or Bychkov.
Her rich discography has twice been awarded by ECHO Klassik in 2012 for her Liszt album and in 2016 for Kaleidoscope.
In the last few seasons she has been involved in various projects: a charity concert for Syrian refugees for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a charity concert in Kiev for people injured in anti-terrorist zone, a concert "To Russia with Love" for Human Rights in Russia, and participation in the DLDWomen conference. In addition, she collaborated on the album of the rock band Coldplay, "A Head Full Of Dreams".