Giya Kancheli

1935 - 2019

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Giya Kancheli (Georgian: გია ყანჩელი; 10 August 1935 – 2 October 2019) was a Georgian composer. He was born in Tbilisi, Georgia but resided in Belgium. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kancheli lived first in Berlin, and from 1995 in Antwerp, where he became composer-in-residence for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giya Kancheli has received more than 168,091 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Giya Kancheli is the 177th most popular musician (down from 163rd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 18th in 2019) and the most popular Musician.

Giya Kancheli is a Georgian composer who has been composing for over 40 years. His music is often described as “intense,” “haunting,” and “ethereal.” His music is characterized by its use of dissonance and extended techniques on the violin.

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Among musicians, Giya Kancheli ranks 177 out of 2,662Before him are Joni Mitchell, Nam June Paik, Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, and Wilhelm Kempff. After him are Chris Isaak, Emil Gilels, Gene Simmons, George Martin, John Paul Jones, and Ian Paice.

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Among people born in 1935, Giya Kancheli ranks 37Before him are Gherman Titov, Udo Lattek, Adnan Khashoggi, Harvey J. Alter, Miroslav Blažević, and Mirella Freni. After him are David Harvey, Jim Peebles, Jerry Lee Lewis, William Friedkin, Satoshi Ōmura, and Sylvia Earle. Among people deceased in 2019, Giya Kancheli ranks 44Before him are Li Peng, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Marie Laforêt, Ferdinand Piëch, Franco Columbu, and Ratko Janev. After him are Claudine Auger, Henri, Count of Paris, Demetris Christofias, David J. Thouless, Lennart Johansson, and Yasuhiro Nakasone.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Giya Kancheli ranks 24 out of 342Before him are Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Sayat-Nova (1712), and Herbert Backe (1896). After him are Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Victor Ambartsumian (1908), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Kato Svanidze (1885), and Nicholas Marr (1864).

Among MUSICIANS In Georgia

Among musicians born in Georgia, Giya Kancheli ranks 1After him are Eliso Virsaladze (1942), Nani Bregvadze (1938), Khatia Buniatishvili (1987), Lisa Batiashvili (1979), Giorgi Latso (1978), and Mariko Ebralidze (1984).