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Giorgi Mikadze is a pianist, composer, and arranger, hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, born in 1989. Trained in the illustrious tradition of the classical piano, Mikadze has built his reputation on an exceptional display of virtuosity. He emerged as a prodigious talent, winning prestigious international classical music competitions, jazz fellowship awards, presidential scholarships at Berklee College of Music & Manhattan School of Music early in his career, seemingly destined for a flourishing path as a concert pianist.
However, Mikadze made a pivotal decision to expand his artistic horizons, embracing diverse musical aesthetics. His fascination with the folk music of his homeland became a guiding force, propelling him to craft novel compositions that seamlessly fuse Georgian choral folk tradition, acoustic jazz, musical fusions, and microtonalities. With a natural inclination to blur genre boundaries, Mikadze firmly believes that intercultural exchange is an essential catalyst for the continual evolution of the musical arts.
« Almost every musical genre is a melting pot in itself, a mosaic of artistic experimentation that, at some point, through either serendipity or the audacity of a few, transforms into a new blend of musical influences. »
Giorgi Mikadze has established himself as a prolific and versatile composer and producer, achieving international recognition as the musical director for projects such as VOISA, Georgian Overtones, Georgian MicrojamZ, and through his collaboration with the «King of Chinese Pop», Wang Leehom, during the Descendants of the Dragon world tour.
Mikadze’s deep affinity for improvised music and jazz has led to collaborations with renowned artists including Jack DeJohnette, Jojo Mayer, Roy Hargrove, Dave Liebman, Miguel Zenon, Lee Ritenour, Antonio Sanchez, Lee Ritenour, Mono Neon and many more. In 2021, he attained the esteemed position of associate professor at Berklee College of Music. His journey remains an inspiring testament to the boundless possibilities of music and its transformative power.