Tsinandali Festival is a Georgian non-profit foundation. Our primary focus is on promoting the language of music in the Region, the crossroads of Europe and Asia. In order to fulfill its mission, Tsinandali Festival, in collaboration with the Georgian government and generous private donors established the Tsinandali Festival at the historic Tsinandali Estate located in the heart of the Georgian region of Kakheti, known for its internationally awarded wines. The Festival draws some of the greatest performers, conductors, composers, music scholars and artists from around the globe to Tsinandali. The Festival is designed to create rare opportunities for young musicians from the Caucasus and the neighboring countries to explore the world of music and advance their musical education through professional seminars and masterclasses taught by some of the brightest names in today’s classical music. The founders of the Tsinandali Festival include George Ramishvili (Chairman of the board of the Silk Road Group), Martin Engstroem (the founder of the famous Verbier Festival), and Avi Shoshani (the founder of the Verbier Festival and Secretary-General of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra). The Tsinandali Festival was launched on the 8th of September 2019 with its first edition and will be held annually.
Gianandrea Noseda is a Music Director of Tsinandali Festival. Maestro Noseda is one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, equally recognized for his artistry in both the concert hall and opera house. Since 2017, Noseda has served as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquesta de Cadaqués, and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival in Stresa, Italy. On July 2, 2018, it was announced that Maestro Noseda was appointed next General Music Director of the Zurich Opera House and he shall start his engagement there in 2021.