MUSIC:

Dr. Zaza Miminoshvili – Composition, Classical Guitar, Godin Fretless, Electric and MIDI Guitars, panduri


Education

* graduate of the guitar course, tutor maestro V. Giorgadze; specialised in classical and Spanish guitar, concert-soloist and composition
* graduate of the course for jazz-composition and improvisationtheory, tutor Prof. L. Jincharadze
* graduate with distinction of the course for music-improvisation at the Human-Tech Institute (HTI), Tbilisi, specialised in performing and composition
* graduate with distinction of the State University of Tbilisi, specialised in geometry and topology; A. von Humboldt scholar; scientific publications in the field of algebraic topology

Lecturer
* for guitar playing and improvisation theory at the HTI, Tbilisi; workshops during the ‘Uhuru’ World Music Festival, Solothurn, Switzerland, 1996/97, themes: ‘Voice and Rhythm’, ‘The blending of the Gregorian chant with Georgian Polyphony’; numerous workshops in Germany and in Switzerland, themes: polyphony (Ibero-Caucasian), polyrhythmic (Georgian, Indian) and improvisation-theory
* for mathematics at the Technical University, Tbilisi; Senior Scientist at the Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia

Composer
in the Rustaveli State Theatre in co-operation with the theatre director Robert Sturua for Brecht’s ‘Dreigroschenoper’ and ‘A Kind Man from Sezuan’, Tchechov’s ‘Ward No. 6’,Calderon’s ‘Life Is A Dream’ (first performance at ‘Expo ‘92’ in Sevilla)

Performer
* as studio musician, more than 30 movies in the ‘Georgia Film Studio’
* since 1993 in Germany, debuts on European stages with the all-star jazz group Adio from Georgia
* founder of TheShin duo with the bass player and singer Zurab J. Gagnidze, 1998
* guitarist and panduri player, arranger in the Fuat Saka International Group, founded in 1998
* composer, music arranger and guitarist of Legend Of Tamar, founded by Erisioni – Georgian State Academic Singing And Dancing Ensemble, tour in the USA 2000

Festivals and Concerts
TheShin – Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Emkendorf; International Guitarfestivals: Wiesloch; Open Strings, Osnabrück; House of Blues, Chicago; Bayerischer Hof, Munich; Gasteig, Munich; International Guitar Festival, Adjara Music Hall,Tbilisi; Kashmirklub, London; Cemal Salonu, Istanbul; Intern. Ethno Jazz Fest, Chisinau; Jazztage Eberbach; World Music Festival – Amsterdam
Adio – Hessen Jazz Idstein; Bach-Week Heidelberg; Jazz Spectacle Wuppertal; International Summer Festival Castle Auerbach; Gostenhofer Jazztage, Nuremberg, Uhuru World Music Festival, Solothurn; Jazz Across the Border, Berlin; Schlachthof, Munich; Frankfurter Hof, Mainz; Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Legend of Tamar – Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, New York, Washington DC • Fuat Saka International Group– Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Strassbourg, Innsbruck, London, Vienna; Fabrik, Hamburg; Enschede
‘Little Imber’ – Symphonie von Giya Kancheli, Salisbury (England) 2003

Broadcasting
* TV – shows on channel one and two, Ibervision and Rustavi two, Georgia; HR, NDR, BR, MDR (German radio channels); live performance in ‘Les Surprises des Martial Solal’ at Radio France, Paris; Live Show Canal TGRT & BRT, Istanbul; King-FM, Seattle; ‘Voice of America’, Washington DC

CD Productions
‘ManyTimer’
, BBB Music, 2005
Soundtracks, film music by Giya Kancheli, Tbilisi, 2004
‘Lazutlar-III’, Dogan Music Company, Istanbul 2002, Fuat Saka International Group
‘Lazutlar-II’, Kalan Music, Istanbul 2000, Fuat Saka International Group
‘Legend Of Tamar’, Erisioni Productions, Seattle 2000, Georgian State Academic Singing And Dancing Ensemble – Erisioni
‘Tseruli’, Acoustic Music Records, 1999, duo TheShin
‘Shin’, F&C Records, 1995, jazz group Adio

Endorsement & Workshops
since 1994 Godin Guitars; since 1997 Blue Chip Music Technology;

Workshops:
Music Fair, Frankfurt, 1995 and 1998
Harmann Company Fair, Heilbronn 1996
Rock and Pop Music Fair Bonn, ‘Guitar yesterday and today’, Bonn, 1997

Awards
* Award of the USSR Jazz Festival in Tbilisi, 1981 and 1983
* ‘Best Composition’ at the International Guitar Festival in Batumi, Georgia, 1991
* ‘Best Acoustic Jazz-Guitarist’, the Georgian Ministry of Culture, 1992
* ‘Best Jazz Performer’ and ‘Best Composition’ with the jazz group Adio, Art Festival ‘Liga-96’, Tbilisi

Country of residence: Germany

Source: www.artofmusic.net

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