The work of composer Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili transcends artistic categories. From one project to another, he explores different compositional strategies to step at every turn into unknown territory. His diverse creative output ranges from music for orchestra, soloists, chamber ensembles, choir, and electronics to music-theatre/opera, multimedia concert, performance, video art, sound art, and installation art.

Gio Janiashvili’s works have been performed and exhibited at institutions such as Southbank Centre, Laban Theatre, The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Halls, The Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Abrons Arts Centre NYC, The Tank NYC, The National Gallery in Prague, Nostitz Palace of Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Messe Frankfurt, Prisco Haus Munich, Sala Clemente Valencia, Georgian National Museum - The National Gallery, Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, etc. He has been commissioned work 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, among others.

Gio Janiashvili was born in 1989 in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is a resident of New York City, USA. He holds a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in music composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where he studied composition with Stephen Montague, Edward Jessen, Gwyn Pritchard, and Dominic Murcott. He is a recipient of The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, The Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, The Ludwig Lebell Scholarship, The Trinity Laban Scholarship, The TCL Scholarship, Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize, Henry Wood Trust Bursary, etc.

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