KhatiaBuniatishvili won the special prize of the Horowitz Piano Competition in Kiev in 2003 and the first prize of the Elizabeth Leonskaya Scholarship. At the 2003 Piano Competition in Tbilisi, she became acquainted with Oleg Maisenberg, who convinced her to transfer to Vienna’s Academy for Music and the Performing Arts.
She has appeared at many prestigious festivals including Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer’s InternationalesKammermusikfestLockenhaus, Gstaad Festival, La Roqued’Anthéron Festival, Saratoga Festival as well as performing with the Israel Philharmonic, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philhadelphia Orchestra and Larry Foster, the NDR Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic with AndreyBoreyko and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and PaavoJärvi. In 2008 she made her US performing debut at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) with the Chopin Piano Concerto No 2. The following year she performed the Mendelssohn Double Concerto with Gidon Kremer at the Musikverein Vienna and toured with him and the KremerataBaltica to Milan (La Scala), Rome, Pavia and Istanbul.
She received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2010 and the same year she signed an exclusive contract with Sony. Her first recording is devoted to Liszt. Upcoming engagements will see her perform with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Verbier Festival Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, the Orchestre de Paris with PaavoJärvi and the San Francisco Symphony with Jaap van Zweden.
Khatia Buniatishvili was nominated as an ECHO Rising Star by the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Musikverein Wien
5 January Cité de la musique Paris
5 February Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham
11 March Stockholms Konserthus
23 March Philharmonie Luxembourg
25 March Kölner Philharmonie
28 March Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
22 May Laeiszhalle Hamburg