SEPF Guest Artist Edisher Savitski

Edisher Savitski

Edisher Savitski

2001 Hilton Head International Piano Competition

Edisher Savitski is the first prize winner of The Third Piano-E-Competition in 2006 and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 2001, and took top prizes at the First International Piano-E-Competition in Minneapolis and the William S. Byrd International Piano Competition in Michigan.

He has performed in Carnegie Weill hall, New York; Wigmore hall, London; Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia; as well as in other venues in USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, United Kingdom, Israel, Austria, Japan and New Zealand. Edisher Savitski has appeared in major music festivals such as Salzburg Festival, Austria; Gilmore Keyboard Festival; Ravinia Festival; Ruhr Festival, Germany; Ravenna Festival, Italy; Stresa Festival, Italy, Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence. He has been part of the Toradze Studio in most of the marathon projects and performed in numerous occasions in New York, Rome, Florence, Chicago, Palermo, Bologna, London, Bochum and New Jersey.

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia Edisher Savitski studied in central music school with Maya Beridze and later in the Tbilisi Conservatory with professor Nana Khubutia. During this time he became a prizewinner of the international charity program “New Names”, Russia, and won competition for collaborative pianists arranged at the Tbilisi State Conservatory. He also received a special grant from the president of Georgia.

In 1998 Mr. Savitski joined the world renown Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University South Bend. His collaboration with Alexander Toradze led to successes in the International Piano Competition field as well as in appearances in major concert venues in the world. Mr. Savitski has also been awarded with a ”Performers Certificate” from the Indiana University South Bend.

In 1999 Mr. Savitski was accepted in The Music Academy Of The West in Santa Barbara, California, and in 2001 he was one of six pianists who got invited in the prestigious Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival.
Mr. Savitski’s performances have been broadcasted on live TV and radio in Georgia, Russia, China, Italy and USA, including NPR’s “Performance Today”. Edisher Savitski is scheduled to perform in Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and France as well as in the United States including Alice Tully Hall in New York, Minnesota Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago.

Mr. Savitski is a recipient of Catherine Herrick Cobb endowed fellowship in music at the Michigan State University, where he is completing Doctoral program under the guidance of Professor George Vatchnadze.

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