Shalva Azmaiparashvili / Шалва Азмайпарашвили

Shalva Azmaiparashvili (1902 – 1957) – conductor, composer. Arts Honorable Worker of Georgia (1941), Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Prize laureate (1947). Graduated from Tbilisi State Conservatory in (1930) as composer and orchestra conductor. Postgraduate (1933). In 1923 – 1928 ed wind instruments at the symphony orchestra. Conductor (1932) and principal conductor (1938 – 1952) at Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Head of Georgian Radio Symphony Orchestra (1954 – 1957). Main works: suite for orchestra “Picture of old Tbilisi” (1941), vocal-symphonic poem “Kartli” (1946), opera “Khvisberi Gocha” (after A. Kazbegi novel, 1951), musical “rac ginahavs vegar nahav” (You’ll Never See What You Saw”, 1952).

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