Georgy Kovalev, born in 1990 in Tiflis (Georgia), is one of the leading violists of his generation. He studied with Yuri Bashmet, Matthias Buchholz, Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy and finished his studies with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hans Eisler Musikhochschule Berlin. Georgy Kovalev has performed with leading orchestras such as the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra among others. In 2011 he received the Neva Foundation Prize awarded by the Verbier Festival. He is a prize winner and a finalist of international competitions such us Yuri Bashmet International Competition in Moscow, Tokyo International Viola Competition, Brahms International Competition. His chamber music partners included Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Fazil Say, Frans Helmerson, Emanuel Ax, Jörg Widmann, at renowned international music festivals such as Schubertiade, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Rheingau Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival. In 2019 Georgy together with Delian Quartett was nominated for the best chamber music CD for the recording of Bach's the Art of Fugue. Georgy Kovalev has performed at concert venues such as the Victoria Hall (Geneva), Theatre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Prinz Regent Theater Hall (Munich), Gordon Bennett Hall (Chicago), Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
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