Giya Kancheli

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Giya Kancheli
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Giya Kancheli(2010)
Background information
Born (1935-07-10) July 10, 1935 (age 83)
Tbilisi, Georgia (country)
Genres Film score, contemporary classical music, jazz
Occupations Composer
Years active 1964–present
Associated acts Jansug Kakhidze

Giya Kancheli (born August 10, 1935) is an Georgian composer.[1] After the fall of the Soviet Union he became famous as one of the composers who resisted pressure to conform to official Soviet styles of music.[2] Kancheli has composed many soundtracks for movies such as Mimino, Kin-dza-dza!, Passport, Blue Mountains, The Eccentrics, and Extraordinary Exhibition.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Giya Kancheli". The Living Composers Project. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  2. Joseph Stevenson. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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