About me

George Kachinsky

George Kachinsky was born on March 4, 1986 in Georgia. He spent his childhood in Hungary, together with his family, parents and brother. Since childhood he was attracted to the arts. He listened to classical music with great passion, especially masterpieces of the opera genre. 

Thanks to his fluency in Hungarian language he has won several Hungarian language and literature competitions, including the National Competition in 1996 in Miskolc and Budapest.

Since childhood, his hobby was drawing, which to this day occupies a large place in his life. he had several exhibitions during his life in Hungary and after the return of his family to Georgia. Particularly must be noted in 2002 by the organization “Red Cross” held an international competition “Power of Humanism”, where his painting won first place, then his paintings (pictures) were exhibited in a gallery in Paris. He also received prizes and awards, which were sent from France after winning the competition.

Despite his great love for art,George’s musical career is very surprising and idiosyncratic.Since childhood he was fond of music,but despite this,no serious steps towards music has been taken.

In addition to art, he was involved in sports such as boxing and water polo. His life completely changed after an international piano competition.As a little boy after returning home,it was very difficult to establish contact with the society in the Georgian language,but his main language of speech,explanation becomes the music.

International piano competition held in Tbilisi, made a great impression on him, then he decided to devote himself entirely to music. 16 years old boy with admiration and condescension approached each participant, took an autograph and returned home happy. Among the participants were such famous Georgian pianists as Khatia Buniatishvili, Tamar Chitadze, Ketevan Sepashvili, Tamar Licheli, Ketevan Kartvelishvili and others.

George had to make a choice: academy of art, music or sport? But the piano competition decided everything. George began to play the piano by ear.

L.W.Beethoven-Sonata op.57 no.23 “Appassionata”, F.Liszt-“Hungarian Rhapsody” no.2, R.Lagidze-“Rondo-toccata”, J.S.Bach-Prelude and fugue es-moll, volume I, Chopin Etude op.10 no.12 “Revolutionary”.This is the program of the entrance exams, learned by ear, not by notes, score, which he did not know. Despite this, he was admitted to the College of Music No.3 in Tbilisi, because his performance of such serious works had an unforgettable impression on the committee members


– George Kachinsky-

His first teachers were Tengiz Chitaishvili and Nodar Nakaidze, who taught him the rudimentary ABC of piano art. Piano lessons, began at age 16 and hard work gave results and after a few months in 2002, he was invited to Germany, the organization “Euro Contact” at the music festival “Schweigern”, where he received a diploma and the title of winner of the international festival.

Encouraged by the success he began to practice more diligently and in 2005 at the organized competition in the 3d music college after M. Balanchivadze, took first prize for best performance of a classical sonata.

2007 was a happy year in George’s life, he is a first-year student of piano department in the class of professor Nana Khubutia Tbilisi State Conservatory after V. Sarajishvili. Professor Nana Khubutia played a huge role in shaping him as a musician and person. After studying with professor Nana Khubutia his teacher became professor Manana Gotsiridze, from which so far George learned a lot and they have very close, friendly relationship.

During his studies at the Conservatory, in 2014 he became a laureate at the Chamber Music Competition and was awarded a special prize for the best performance of Georgian music.

George was awarded a scholarship by the President of Georgia as one of the successful students and the Ministry of Culture of Georgia awarded him a diploma as a young teacher who has successfully conducted master classes for students in Tbilisi.

After graduating master’s degree, George begins to work as a teacher in Batumi in the central music school named after Z. Paliashvili.Soon he goes with concerts in Europe.In the Czech capital of Prague, he conducts solo concerts and earns the love and sympathy of the audience and the public high society.

But it reveals another side of him.It is a great desire to go to a monastery and become a monk.He goes to Greece, on Mount Athos, in Kiev, also in Georgia, lives in monasteries and this way he wants to find something higher for him, unrecognized, unusual. While making the last decision, he wants to fulfill his childhood dream to go to the capital of classical music in Vienna, home of Mozart and Strauss.His visit to the city of dreams solves everything.George found his great love – Vienna and it would be correct to say, this city gives him to this day inspiration.

As a composer George began to write during his study at the Conservatory, his first work was Concerto for violin and orchestra Op.1 f-moll.

This concerto would later bring great success to the composer.

In 2018, in Vienna, where his author’s concert – “Chamber concert-George Kachinsky composer in portrait” was held, it should be noted that Professor Nana Khubutia was the person who was delighted with the first such a serious work and gave great encouragement for further creativity.

We should also mention George’s project at the Vienna Volkstheater in 2019 with director Irina Gachechiladze – “The Telephone, L’amour a trois.A one act comic opera in English by Gian Carlo Menotti”.After a successful performance at the Vienna Volkstheater, this project was also held with great success in Bratislava.

George is the first Georgian composer, who in 2019 became a member of the “Union of Austrian Composers”. This is not only his personal victory, it is a victory for Georgia!

In 2020 on October 29 in the Vienna State Philharmonic the so-called “Musikverein” in the hall of Brahms with great success was his creative evening, where were played the cycle-trio for soprano, flute and piano – “Slavic Pictures” Op.17 and  trio for piano, cello and flute “Amadeus” Op.13, the last of which George wrote in Vienna, in the house-museum of W.A.Mozart and dedicated to him.

As a composer, George is a continuation of the Romantic composer line of the 19th century (Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, also Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff) and an amazing melodist, which is nowadays a rare phenomenon.

This is his success as a composer.

Today George lives in Vienna and leads an active creative life as composer and pianist.