GIO JANIASHVILI    

 

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The practice of the composer and artist Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili ranges from solo, chamber, vocal, orchestral and electronic music to multimedia performance, music-theatre, installation, sound and video art. He has staged concerts, multimedia performances and installations worldwide. His works have been performed and exhibited at institutions such as Southbank Centre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Laban Theatre, The Royal Observatory of Greenwich, Blackheath Halls, Abrons Arts Centre NYC, The Tank NYC, The National Gallery in Prague, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Messe Frankfurt, Prisco Haus Munich, Sala Clemente Valencia, Georgian National Museum - The National Gallery,  Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, etc. He was commissioned for the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, Festival Harmony of the Spheres; from a violist Rivka Golani, CoMA Voices, City Lit London, the Goethe-Institut, Polish National Institute, etc. His works have been presented at music, art and performance festivals in the USA, UK, EU and Georgia.

Gio Janiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is a New York City resident. He holds a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. He has studied composition, orchestration and music-theatre with Edward Jessen, Stephen Montague and Gwyn Pritchard, electronic music with Dominic Murcott. His education includes studies at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire in Georgia and at Ircam in Paris. Additionally, he did informal studies in art, film and theatre. He is a recipient of The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, The Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, The Ludwig Labell Scholarship, The Trinity Laban Scholarship, The TCL Scholarship, The Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize, etc. He has given seminars at Berklee College of Music in Boston and at Trinity Laban in London.

 

 


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