Manana Doijashvili Obituary, Death – When she was 7 years old, she started taking piano lessons. Her first music teacher was Meri Tchavtchanidze, a Distinguished Teacher of the Republic. With the Tbilisi State Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Manana Doijashvili performed a Haydn piano concerto in D major at the age of barely 9. She received even greater success after playing a Schumann Piano Concerto when she was just 12 years old. After winning the Trans-Caucasian Music-Performers Competition in 1965, Mrs. Doijashvili continued her education at the Moscow Gnessin Institute of Music (1966–1967), where she studied under professor A. Iocheles. In 1971, she finished an internship with Stanislav Neuhaus at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since 2013, she has served as the piano department’s head at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, where she finished her postgraduate studies from 1971 to 1973 under the direction of professor Tengiz Amirejibi.
After winning first place in competitions like the G. Enescu International Competition in Bucharest (1970), the B. Smetana Competition (1974), and the First International Piano Competition in Sydney (1975), she rose to popularity internationally (1977). She has given solo recitals, chamber music performances, and symphonic concerts in some of the world’s best concert halls. A few examples include the Sydney Opera House, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Ateneum in Bucharest, the Great and Small Concert Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Albeniz Hall in Granados, and others. Thanks to her efforts and leadership, the Conservatoire’s Grand Hall has been refurbished and given new life via music.
M. Doijashvili is currently in charge of and the driving force behind the “competition movement” in Georgia. She founded the Georgian Competition of Musician-Performers (1995), the Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2001), and the Tbilisi International Piano Competition (1997). (2008). She also had a key role in the 1998 launch of the New Year Music Celebrations, an annual celebration of international music held in the Conservatoire Grand Hall.
She founded the “International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony” and the “Traditional Polyphony research center” at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. From 2000 until 2011, she served as the conservatoire’s director. During that time, the historic building’s infrastructure was totally restored, and the conservatoire’s material and technical foundation was built. The Shota Rustaveli and Zakaria Paliashvili State Prizes, the Presidential “Order of Excellence,” the President of Italy Prize “The Star of Solidarity of Italy,” the Honorary title of “Envoy of Peace,” bestowed by the UNO “Peace Embassy,” and the Cavalier of the Order of Honor of Polish Culture have all been bestowed upon M. Doijashvili, the People’s Artist of Georgia.
Alessandro Cassagrande (Italy), Ferruccio Busoni (Italy), F. Chopin (Warsaw, Poland), A. Khachaturiyan (Armenia), UNISA (South Africa), Sydney (Australia), Jose Iturbi (Spain), F. Liszt (Weimar), Maria Canals (Barcelona), and I. Padua (Italy) are only a few of the prominent worldwide piano Mrs. Manana has significantly impacted the advancement of classical music art as well as Georgia’s high-class musical, cultural, and educational domains. Both the Georgian and international musical, artistic, and general organizations lost a significant individual.
Please be at peace.
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