Campus 2003

In 2003, the orchestra campus oft he Tbilisi State Conservatory from Georgia was guest at the Orchestra Campus, which stood under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Germany, Dr. Johannes Rau, and the State President of Georgia, Eduard Schewardnadse. The orchestra was formed in 1920 and during the 1970’s and 80’s attained significant artistic claim in Western Europe. In 1978, it won the Gold Medal of the Youth Orchestra Competition sponsored by the Herbert von Karajan Foundation. After the civil conflicts of the 1990’s ceased, it took up its work again in 2001. The orchestra has roughly eighty musicians between the ages of 18 and 25.
The Tbilisi State Conservatory, with its approximately 300 students, is one of the foremost institutions of Georgian cultural life. Fifteen faculties teach subjects such as orchestral instruments, piano, voice and music theory. In the year 2000, Manana Doidyashvili became its first female rector. The pianist, well known far beyond the borders of Georgia, has introduced important stimuli for reform, new educational programs and numerous international projects.

Campus Concert, 23.9.2003, Beethovenhalle
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Ouverture to Goethe‘s tragedy "Egmont" op. 84

Gija Kantscheli:
Symphony No. 5

Teimurasz Bakuradse:
"High chant of youthlings and birds", Concerto Grosso (world premiere, Deutsche Welle composition award)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concert No. 2 B-Major op. 19

Giorgi Tchitchinadse, conductor
Sofio Simsiwe, piano
Male choir "Me Rustveli"

Campus Workshop I, 28.9.2003, Beethovenhalle
Jan Krenz rehearses and commentsprobt Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy‘s Symphony No. 3 A-Minor op.56 ("Scottish")

Campus Workshop II, 29.9.2003, Beethovenhalle
Peter Gülke rehearses and comments Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 A-Major op. 92

Bakuradse and students

Orchestra of the State Conservatory Tbilissi