June - 6- 2015


Violin Soloist:
Liana Isakadze

First violin:
Igor Pikaize, Alissa Margulis, Hanry Flory and  Arthur Kaganovski

Second Violin:           
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny,  Andrew Sords, Elena Gonashvili and  David Burnet

Michail Zaretski, and Eszter Szilveszter

Tamara Melikjan, and Miho Zaitzu

Eddy Khaimovich N.Y.    


Program details:

1st Part:

1-     Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 278

       Composer - Antonio Vivaldi

       Soloist and Conductor-Liana Isakadze.

2-     Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor No.8 da Op.3

       Composer - Antonio Vivaldi

       Soloist Liana Isakadze and Alissa Margulis.

3-     Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

       Charles Camile Saint-Saens

      Arrangement for violin and  string Orchestra by Liana Isakadze.

      Soloist  and conductor Liana Isakadze.

 Intermission 20 minutes.

 2nd Part:

1-     Melodie.

       Composer - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky 

       Arrangement for Violin with string Orchestra by Sulkhan Tsintsadze.

       Soloist and conductor  Liana Isakadze.

2-     Scherzo.

       Composer - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky 

      Arrangement. for Violin with string Orchestra by Sulkhan Tsintsadze.

      Soloist and conductor - Liana Isakadze

3-    Concerto for 2 violins d-moll BWV 1043.

      Composer - Johann Sebastian Bach

       Soloists Liana Isakadze and Igor Pikaizen

4-    Summertime for violin and Strings from “7 Scenes from Porgy  and Bess”.

        Composer - George Gershwin

       Arrangement. by Liana Isakadze for Violin, Strings, Piano and Jazz-Drummer.

       Soloist and conductor Liana Isakadze.

4-   Ragtime Dance for violin and Strings.

       Composer - Scott Joplin

       Arrangement by Liana Isakadze

Liana Isakadze  

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 Moscow International Festival Competition. While younger than the other participants, she performed the adult program. The chairman of the festival was the famous violinist, David Oistrakh.

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 Long and Jacques Thibaud International Competition (Paris). In 1970 she participated at the Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow) and received a the third place. In 1970 she took part at the Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition (Helsinki) where she received first place.

From 1964 to 1981 Liana played a Stradivarius violin 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 Kout, Paavo Berglund, Vladimir Verbitsky, Jiří Bělohlávek, Valery Gergiev, Yehudi Menuhin, Eri Klas, Alexander Dmitriyev, Kurt Masur, Thomas Sanderling, Michail Jurovsky, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Iwaki, Rudolf Kempe, Vatzlav Neuman, Mariss Jansons, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Herbert Blomstedt, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Noeme Jarvi, Dmitry Liss, Sharl Dutoi.

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 Revinius, Alexander Slobodyanik, Maxim Vengerov, Barbara Hendricks, Gidon Kremer, Franz Hummel, Natasha Gutman, Grigori Zhislin, Alexander Rudin, David Geringas, Frida Bauer, Maria Yudina, Igor Oistrakh, Dimitri Alexeev, Ivan Monighetti, Edouard Brunner, Yuri Bashmet, Alexander Kniazev, Alexei Lubimov, Justus Frantz, Arto Noras, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Viktor Tretiakov and many others.

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

In 1983 Mrs. Isakadze was Artistic Director of various International Festivals, such as Eikhstädt (Germany), „Night Serenades“ in Pitsunda (Abkhasia/Georgia), Open Air Festival in Batumi (Georgia) and „Festival of Arts“ in Borjomy(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 in France: in Paris and 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).[1][2]


Peoples Artist of the USSR 1988Peoples Artist of Georgia 1979

Shota Rustaveli State Prize (Georgia) 1983

Zaqaria Phaliashvili State Prize ( Georgia ) 1984

Georgian State Prize 2001

Order of Honour (USSR) 1971

Order of Honour  ( Georgia ) 1998

Order of Honour  ( Georgia ) 2002

Medal - 2000 outstanding musicians of the 20th century, Cambridge, England. 2002

Medal of the Paris Municipality 2005

Liana Isakadze is Honorary Director of G. Issakadze – Shpilman Musical Academy (Ingolstadt, GR )

Honorary Professor of the National Conservatory of the city Astana ( Kasakhstan )