Ethnomusicologist, Doctor of Musicology, Professor at Ilia State University, specialist at the Folklore laboratory of Tbilisi State Conservatoire, a member of female folk ensemble ”Mzetamze”; studies the problem of semantics in Georgian traditional music, children’s folklore, Georgian –North Caucasian parallels. Takes part in national and international symposia and various projects; is a participant and leader of folk expeditions; has published collections of traditional music, disks, monographs on Georgian choir masters (her book “Polikarpe Khubulava” was a winner of the ‘best musicological book’ nomination in 2015); experienced in leading work-shops of Georgian folk music outside Georgia.

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23.09.1962. Doctor of Music, ethnomusicologist, Associated Professor at Ilia State University, director of the Ilia State University students’ folk choir, Dean at Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher Educational Institution of Ecclesiastical Chant. Graduated from the Department of Musi­cology of Tbilisi State Conservatoire (1986), defended a doctoral thesis on the forms of Georgian traditional polyphony. His research interests have concentrated  on  the   issues of traditional polyphony, interrelation between Georgian folk song and church hymns and their  performance. Has participated in a number of national and international scientific conferences and field expeditions.

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29.01.1982. Ethnomusicologist, Doctor of Arts, specialist at the Georgian Folk Music Department of Tbilisi State Conservatoire, lecturer of the Conservatoire, coordinator at the archive and Library of the State Folklore Centre of Georgia. In 2008-2012 was a presenter at FolkRadio and author of several programs, has participated in National and International scientific conferences, participates in folk music expeditions, ethnomusicological projects and presentations.

Her basic works:

Issues of Chiboni performance (2015). managadze khatuna (ed.) Problems of Folk and Church Music Performance I: 335-349. Batumi: publishing og Batumi Art University (in Georgian, with English summary).

Georgian Wedding Music – Tradition and Modernity. (2015). Kavtaradze marina (editor-in-chief). GOSJ: Musicology and Culturology; reviewed online scientific journal. Tbilisi: V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire #1 (11): 60-63 (in English).

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19.07.1981. Ethnomusicologist, Doctor of Arts; was born on 19 July, 1981, in Tbilisi. In 2002 graduated from Tbilisi state Conservatoire, Bachelor of Music History. Defended dissertation: “Georgian Round-dance Songs: Peculiarities of Musical Language”. Since 2004 has been a specialist at the Laboratory of Georgian Folk Music Department of Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Since 2008 has been a teacher at E. Mikeladze Tbilisi Central Music School; worked at the State Folklore Centre of Georgia in 2008-2012;  in 2008-2012 was a music presenter and author of ethnomusicological programs at FolkRadio: “history of one song”, Georgian musical dialects”, “A genre”, since 2015 has been Assistant professor at V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi state Conservatoire.

Has participated in about 20 folk music expeditions; is a former member of ensemble “Pesvebi” and “Conservatoire ensemble”; directs ensemble “Akhalukhlebi”. His scholarly interest is Georgian round-dance songs.

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24. 11. 1963.

A teacher at the Georgian Folk Music Department of Tbilisi State Conservatoire and theological Seminary.  Leads one of the work-shops at the High School of Georgian Chant and Song, Founder. Was the leader (1988-2007) of Anchiskhati Church Choir. Graduated from the faculty of musicology of Tbilisi State Conservatoire (specialized in folklore, 1990). His scholarly interest is focused on the revival of lesser known Georgian folk songs and ancient church chants and on the maintenance of the correct form of their performance manner. He directs folk ensemble Sakhioba and Mama Daviti Church choir. Has published about 25  CDs with different ensembles (Anchiskhati Choir, Dzveli kiloebi, Mama Daviti church choir, Sakhioba); participates in field expeditions, leads consultations for the performers of Georgian songs and chants in Georgia and abroad. Has published 9 collections of Georgian church hymn transcriptions.  His researchs are also dedicated to Georgian scale and nature of Georgian polyphony.

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Doctor of Musicology. In 2010 he defended Doctoral dissertation: “Eight-tone System in Georgian Sacred Chant”. He works at the Department of Musical Folklore at Tbilisi State Conservatoire; he is a member of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of Georgia, a member of Anchiskhati choir. Georgian church music is the focus of his scientific work. His scientific works are dedicated to the tradition of Georgian chanting school, and polyphony of church music. Also, he prepared and published collections of Georgian folk songs and chants. He participates in field work, scientific symposia and conferences.

Shughliashvili’s main works:

Kartuligalobis shtota ertianobis shesakheb (On unity of directions/branches of Georgian chanting). (1991). In the collection: Tsurtsumia, Rusudan (editor). Dzveli kartuli profesiuli musika. Istoriisa da teoriis sakitkhebi (Old Georgian professional music. Issues of history and theory): 122-171. Tbilisi: Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian)
Kartuli saeklesio galobis bunebisatvis (On the nature of Georgian chnat). (1991). Magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, # 9-10: 108-112 (in Georgian)

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A candidate in History of Art. In 1981 she graduated from the faculty of Musicology (Folklore specialty) at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Over years  she worked at the Department of the Musical Folklore of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, a head of the Chair in Music at the Institute of Culture. Her scientific work is related to the issue of hymnography. Her thesis for seeking a candidate’s degree was “Kartuli rva khmis sistema da misi kilo-intonatsiuri safudzveli” (Georgian eight voice system and its mode-intonation basement).

Ositashvili’s main works:

Kartuli rva khmis sistema da misi kilo-intonatsiuri safudzveli” (Georgian eight voice system and its mode-intonation basement).(1983). In the collection of scientific works: Shaverzashvili, Aleksandre (editor). Kartuli khalkhuri musikis kilo, melodika da ritmi (Mode, melody and rhythm of the Georgian music): 93-114. Tbilisi. Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian, with Russian resume)
Kartuli galobis erti problemis shesakheb (On one issue of the Georgian chanting). (1986). Magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, #3: 75-84 (in Georgian)

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Ethnomuiscologist; works at Georgian Folk Music Laboratory of Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Graduated from Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 1979 (Musicology Department, in specialty of folklore), completed post-graduate studies (in specialty of musical aesthetics) in 1983. Studies aesthetic fundamentals of Georgian secular and sacred music in the aspect of medieval Georgian philosophy (Ioane Petritsi); has published a number of articles in scientific collections and journals of the Conservatoire; participates in national and international conferences and symposia.

Pirtskhalava’s main works:

Musikaluri analogiebis shesakheb Ioane Petritsis nashromshi “Ganmartebai proklesatvis diadokhosisa da platonuri filosofiisatvis” (On musical analogies in Petritsi’s work). (1989). Magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, # 5: 110-115 (in Georgian)
Kartuli himnografiis estetikis sakitkhisatvis (On the issue of the aesthetics of Georgian Hymnography). (1991). In the collection: Tsurtsumia, Rusudan (editor).

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05. 06. 1973.

Doctor of Musicology, ethnomusicologist; graduated from the Musicology-Composition Department of Tbilisi State Conservatoire (1997). In various years worked at Tbilisi Music Gimnazium #1,  Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Georgian Folk Music Department of Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Currently is a specialist at the International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony (IRCTP) of Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Associated Professor at Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher Educational Institution of Ecclesiastical Chant; editor of the IRCTP Bulletin; leads pedagogical and scientific activity; participates in national and international scientific conferences; Her scholarly interest focuses on Svan traditions and folk music; is a member of female folk ensemble “Nanina”.

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24. 10. 1956.
Ethnomusicologist, a coordinator of the Folklore State Center. She leads a course of theory and practice in Georgian musical folklore at the Tbilisi 4th musical school. In 1983 she graduated from the faculty of Musicology (Folklore specialty) at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Over years she worked in the Musical Department of Georgian Radio. The main sphere of her scientific interest is the issue of Organology. She is a member of the women’s folk ensemble “Mzetamze”.

Shvelidze’s main works:

Kartuli mravalgheriani salamuri – larchem-soinari (Georgian multistam pipe – larchem-soinari) (2003). Tsurtsumia, Rusudan and Jordania, Joseph (editor). The First International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony: 402-412. Tbilisi: International Research Center form Traditional Polyphony (in Georgian and English languages).