Lizi Ramishvili (cello, Georgia)Maria Klymenko (Ukraine, piano)


We are incredibly delighted that this year, the star cellist from Georgia, Lizi Ramishvili, will perform at our festival. Considering the security situation in Ukraine, we deliberately refrained from inviting our foreign friends to participate in the festival over the past 2 years. However,
Lizi had an irresistible desire to come to Ukraine now, during the great war, to express her support, love, and admiration for the brave Ukrainian people. Despite her busy schedule, and invitations to the world's best musical stages, Lizi made her choice in favor of Ukraine and will take part in our musical program. It so happens that two musical stars will converge at the festival – Ukrainian pianist Maria Klymenko and Georgian cellist Lizi Ramishvili. The musicians will present a program of European, Ukrainian, and Georgian compositions.

Claude Debussy - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor CD 144 (L135)
César Franck - Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, FWV 8 (arrangement for cello and piano)
Gabriel Fauré - Elegy for Piano and Cello Op.24
Mykola Lysenko - Elegy "Sum" for Cello and Piano
Sulkhan Tsintsadze - 5 Pieces on Georgian Folk Themes

Lizi Ramishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia (1997). She began playing the cello at the age of 7 at Z. Paliashvili School of Music under Professor Tamara Gabarashvili. She continued her studies at the Kronberg Academy under Professor Frans Helmerson, receiving scholarships from Boris Pergamenschikow and Peter Ustinov. She moved to Switzerland to continue her education at Geneva Conservatory. In 2017, she moved to Spain to study under Professor Jens Peter Maintz at Queen Sofia School of Music, where she became a recipient of the Fundación Albéniz scholarship.

She won first prize and the Golden Nutcracker at the International Television Contest "Nutcracker." Grand Prize of the International "Revival" Contest in Armenia. She also won the National Final of the "Young Musicians of Eurovision" competition. She got scholarships from Rostropovich and Myaskovsky. In 2013, she made her debut in the United States and returned three years later to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 2017, she received the Z. Zhvania Award. In 2021, Lizi was awarded the Forbes Georgia 30 under 30 in the "Culture and Style" category. She has participated in numerous international festivals and played with Ivry Gitlis, Yuri Bashmet, Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili, Kazuki Yamada, Pietari Inkinen, and many others.

She has also performed with orchestras such as the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, German Radio Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra, Yerevan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Galicia Philharmonic Orchestra, New Russia Orchestra, Azerbaijan National Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Orchestra, etc.

Maria Klymenko is a student at the National Music Academy of Ukraine under Professor Tetiana Roshchyna. She has performed solo concerts and with symphony orchestras in Ukraine – on stages in Kyiv (National Philharmonic of Ukraine, National Radio House of Sound Recording, VERE MUSIC HUB), Zaporizhia, Odesa, Lviv, Chernihiv, and abroad.

Maria actively performs chamber programs as part of student ensembles and in partnership with well-known Ukrainian musicians. She is a laureate of numerous international competitions, including the Kyiv International Piano Competition (2018); the International Pianists Competition named after Volodymyr Krainev (2018, 2012); International Competition of Young Pianists in memory of Volodymyr Horowitz (2013). She participated in the international festival Music in the Alps (Austria, 2022).

She is an active participant in masterclasses by Oleksii Gryniuk, Milana Cherniavska, Roman Lopatynskyi, Antonii Baryshevskyi, held as part of VERE MUSIC ACADEMY.

THE EVENT IS FREE - with an admission ticket to the Sofiivska Square Museum Complex (300 UAH for regular admission, 150 UAH for discounted admission).

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