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Tbilisi will host world –famous pianist Keiko Matsui

By Mariam Chanishvili
Friday, October 20
On November 8, a prominent Japanese pianist and composer Keiko Matsui will play at Tbilisi Concert Hall.

Evgeniy Mikeladze Georgian National Symphonic Orchestra led by famous Georgian musician Nickoloz Rachveli will accompany the pianist together with Uzbek Junior Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Camolidin Urinbaev.

SOLO, ever since it was founded in 2015, has hosted many legendary performers, including Sting, Chris Botti and Eric Benet. Keiko Matsui is next on this list.

Keiko Matsui is one of the most prolific smooth jazz pianists in last 20 years. With her unique style, she manages to blend elements of Asian and Western music and culture. Her career spans four decades, during this time she has released twenty CDs. At present, she resides in Los Angeles, California.

On September 28 and 29, ticket sale was available only for SOLO clients. From October 1, tickets from 50-200 GEL are available for all customers.

Nikoloz Rachveli, a conductor of Evgeniy Mikeladze Georgian National Symphonic Orchestra, promises that Keiko Matsui’s performance will be a celebration.

“The collaboration will be beneficial for our symphonic orchestra. What is particularly exciting for us is that Uzbek Symphonic Orchestra also takes part. On November 8, they will have an opportunity to present themselves before the Georgian audience. We thought it was a perfect opportunity to invite them over, as the Uzbek Symphonic Orchestra has, multiple times, expressed its enthusiasm over the prospect of visiting Georgia. Together, we will develop the program which will accompany the legendary Keiko Matsui,” stated Rachveli.

Eka Duchidze, a representative of SOLO, stresses that music enthusiasts and amateurs in Georgia will have an opportunity to witness a very interesting spectacle.

“Keiko started her solo-career in 1987, with her album A Drop of Water. Before that, she recorded 7 albums with a band Cosmos,” says Duchidze adding that “customers of SOLO will have an opportunity to purchase six tickets simultaneously for a discounted price of 50 GEL per person.”