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GIO (Giorgi) JANIASHVILI is a composer and multidisciplinary artist. His creative output spans solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal, and electronic music; sound and video art; multimedia concert, installation, performance, and music-theatre/opera.

He staged concerts, multimedia installations and performances worldwide. His works were presented at the following concert venues, museums, galleries, and theatres: South Bank Centre (Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall), Laban Theatre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Royal Observatory, Blackheath Halls, Shunt, St. Lawrence Jewry, Chapel of King Charles Court, Gallery 10 Gales, Vibe Gallery, Trinity Laban (London); Abrons Arts Centre, University Settlement, Spectrum, ShapeShifter Lab, Secret Project Robot (New York); National Gallery, Nostitz Palace (Prague); Georgian National Museum S. Janashia Museum of Georgia, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi History Museum, National Music Centre, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Marjanishvili Theatre, Vernissage Gallery, Bassiani (Tbilisi), Alte Brauerei Stegen (Munich), PAD (Mainz); etc.

Janiashvili’s large-scale work includes: the multimedia concert MUFFLING FOG – After Martin Heidegger (Prize: Tsinandali Award 2015; World premiere: Festival Tbilisi 2014: Contemporary Music Evenings – piano: Jemal Tavadze; New York premiere: Either/Or Ensemble’s 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music 2015 – piano: Taka Kigawa), the multimedia spectacle EXIT YOUR FLESH! After William Blake (ShapeShifter Lab, New York, 2015), the multimedia music-theatre/opera LIFE IS REAL ONLY THEN, WHEN I AM (Blackheath Halls, London, 2013 – baritone: Nicolas Simeha), Rendezvous of Friends - The Friends Become Flowers (2017) for string orchestra, Triptych (2016) for large orchestra, Ek-Stasis (2012) for piano, and etc.

He is the recipient of commissions for the Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 (the author of the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA, in collaboration with David Janiashvili, exhibited at Nostitz Palace, also presented at Georgian National Museum in 2016 and at ARTISTERIUM 5 in 2012; the author of music for G. Alexi-Meskhishvili’s installation Vaja Pshavela at Veletržní Palace); the recipient of commissions from the violist Rivka Golani (io io, 2010), the American film-maker Ken Jacobs; from Goethe-Institut; Trinity Laban; COMA Voices; for the festivals: Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance, Out of the Cage, Harmony of the Spheres, Time and Space. His works were also presented at the festivals: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Secret Project Robot’s Summer of Robot, Performance Art Depot; Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, etc. He has also worked with Trinity Laban Sinfonietta (cond. Nic Pendlebury), Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra (cond. Nikoloz Rachveli), Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra (cond. Jonathan Tilbrook), Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group (cond. Gregory Rose), among others.

Janiashvili currently lives and works between New York (USA) and Tbilisi (Georgia). He received a Bachelor’s Degree (2012) and a Master’s Degree (2013) in composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. During his studies he received The Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize for the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA. His education was supported by Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, Trinity Laban Scholarship, TCL Scholarship, TL Scholarship, Henry Wood Bursary  and Trinity Laban Post Graduate Bursary. His education includes the studies in composition at Tbilisi State Conservatoire. He gave seminars on his work, music, visual art, theatre, and cinema at Berklee College of Music in Boston and at Trinity Laban in London.


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