Internationally recognized female artists from Georgia
08 February, 2019
Internationally recognized female artists from Georgia
There are the most popular female Georgian artists living and pursuing their careers in different countries of the world.


Khatia Buniatishvili

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Khatia Buniatishvili, known as the “Beyoncé of Piano” was born in Batumi (a seaside town), Georgia. Khatia was blessed with an extraordinary and impressive talent to play the piano and gave her first concert at the age of six. She has been invited to foreign guest performances in Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Russia, Israel, and
the USA.

She has appeared at many prestigious festivals including Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer's Internationales Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Gstaad Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Saratoga Festival, Verbier Festival as well as performing with the Israel Philharmonic, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra

Anita Rachvelishvili

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The 33-year old Anita Rachvelishvili was born and raised in Tbilisi, where she at first studied piano at the Mukhran Machavariani School and then singing at the Vano-Sarajishvili Conservatory. She debuted at the Opera in Tbilisi as Maddalena in Rigoletto and as Olga in Eugen Onegin, subsequently joining the ensemble of the theater in the fall of 2006.

She has since performed as Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Seattle Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Teatro Regio in Turin, with the Canadian Opera Company, and at the Arena di Verona, as well as making a return in the role to the Teatro alla Scala. Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili was crowned as the best classical music artist of 2018 by the New York Times.

Keti Topuria

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Keta Topuria is a lead singer of “A-studio”, Russian band and she is considered as one of the most fashionable people in Russian show business. Topuria started her singing career at an early age in Georgia. In 2003, she was invited to replace Polina Griffith in the group A-Studio and moved to Moscow.

Tako Natsvlishvili

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Tako Natsvlishvili is a 19-year-old model from Georgia. She has worked with agencies such as Uno Models (Barcelona), Iconic Management (Berlin), IMM Bruxelles (Brussels), Elite Model Management (Copenhagen), Modellink (Gothenburg), and Dolls Model.

At the age of 16, she went to Paris and worked with Versace, Armani, Elie Saab, Dior, and Ralph&Russo. Tako auditioned at Channel castings. She was rejected the first two times from the castings. On the third try, she succeeded at first but when she was called for a fitting she failed to fit the costume. She also tried to participate in the Victoria’s Secret 2017 and 2018 casting. In 2017, she was a finalist but in 2018, she failed to make it to the second round.

Tamta Goduadze

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Tamta Goduadze was born in Georgia. She started her singing career in Greece and Cyprus when she participatied in Super Idol Greece 2004. After gaining popularity abroad, Goduadze was invited as a judge of the X-Factor to Georgia in 2014. Later in 2016, she was a judge of the X-Factor Greece. At present, she is preparing for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 where she will perform the song "Replay".

Sophie Shevardnadze

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Sophie Shevardnadze is a journalist for the television network RT based in Moscow, Russia. She is the granddaughter of former Georgian President and Soviet minister of foreign affairs Eduard Shevardnadze. Eduard Shevardnadze is distinguished by his commitment to support reunification of Germany. Sophie used to join her grandfather at high-level meetings with international political figures.

She graduated with a cinema degree from Boston University in 2001 and studied in the master’s program in TV journalism at New York University. After graduation, she worked as a producer for ABC-TV till 2005. She hosts interviews with politicians, diplomats and news personalities in her show, SophieCo.

Katie Melua

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Katie Melua, the Georgian-British singer, and songwriter was born in Kutaisi, Georgia, which was then part of the Soviet Union. In 2017, Katie Melua worked with the Georgian Gori Women’s Choir. They released an album called “In Winter”. It includes various enchanting compositions. Katie Melua married James Michael Toseland in 2012. He is a former English motorcycle racer and a pianist and singer-songwriter of the band Toseland.

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