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Born August 2, is a Georgian Violinist. 

Born in Tbilisi, the capital of then-Soviet Georgia, Liana Isakadze entered music school at the age of seven. Under her teacher, Professor Shiukashvili, she excelled and at the age of nine played with the State Symphonic Orchestra. In 1956 she played her first solo violin concert. In 1956 she took part in the MoscowInternational Festival Competition. While younger than the other participants, she performed the adult program. The chairman of the festival was the famous violinist, David Oistrach.

D. Oistrakh played a big role in her life. It is he who insisted that she graduate from the Central Musical School a year early because she was accepted in his class at the Moscow State Conservatory without having to take the entrance exam.

After the Conservancy, Liana worked as Oistrakh‘s assistant for two years. She played in his orchestra when he conducted Beethoven and Tchaikovsky concertos.

In 1965 she was awarded the „Grand Prix“ at the Marguerite Longand Jacques ThibaudInternational Competition (Paris). In 1970 she participated at the Tchaikovsky Competition(Moscow) and received third place. In 1970 she took part at the Jean SibeliusInternational Violin Competition (Helsinki) where she received first place.

From 1964 to 1981 Liana played a Stradivariusviolin which was a gift from the State Violin Collection in Moscow. Since 1965 she has played as a violin soloist with the orchestras of such outstanding conductors as Jiri KoutPaavo BerglundVladimir Verbitsky,Jiří Bělohlávek,Valery GergievYehudi MenuhinEri KlasAleksandr DmitriyevKurt Masur,Thomas SanderlingMichail Jurowski,Jukka-Pekka SarasteHiroyuki Iwaki,Rudolf KempeVáclav Neumann,Mariss JansonsYan Pascal TortelierHerbert BlomstedtGintaras RinkevičiusNeeme Järvi,Dmitry LissCharles Dutoit.

Liana had an idea to create Festivals „Musicians are Joking“. From 1982 to 1989 she held these festivals, which became popular.

She has played chamber music with such noteries such as Gustav Rivinius,Alexander SlobodyanikMaxim Vengerov,Barbara HendricksGidon Kremer,Franz HummelNatalia GutmanGrigori ZhislinAlexander RudinDavid GeringasFrida Bauer,Maria YudinaIgor OistrakhDimitri Alexeev,Ivan MonighettiEduard BrunnerYuri BashmetAlexander KniazevAlexei LubimovJustus FrantzArto NorasDmitry Sitkovetsky,Viktor Tretiakovand many others.

In 2009 she formed a Chamber Orchestra of Young Musicians of Southern and Eastern Europe. The German Foreign Ministryprovided the support for this undertaking.

In 1983 Mrs. Isakadze was Artistic Director of various International Festivals, such as Eichstädt(Germany), „Night Serenades“ in Pitsunda(Abkhazia/Georgia), Open Air Festival in Batumi(Georgia) and „Festival of Arts“ in Borjomi(Georgia).

After 2011, Liana formed an ensemble – orchestra „Virtuosi from Facebook“. The musicians who took part in this venture were famous musicians from various countries and they are Friends of Facebook. Its first performances took place at the Liana Isakadze Festivals of „Friends of Facebook” and „Night Serenades” in August 2011 in Batumi (Georgia).

After Soviet Union Liana lives inFrance: in Parisand Grasse.

From March 26, 1989 to December 26, 1991, Isakadze was also a People's Deputy of the Soviet Union Liana Isakadze has been awarded, inter alia, the title of People's Artist of the USSR(1988), Meritorious Artist of the Georgian SSR (1970), the State Prize of Georgia (1975, 1983, 2002), and the Order of Honour of Georgia(1998, 2002). 


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