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Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli (Composer)

Born: 10th August 1935, Tbilisi, Georgia

Died: 2nd October 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia

Nationality: Georgian

Giya Kancheli (Georgian: გია ყანჩელი) 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. He died in his home city of Tbilisi, aged 84.

Further Reading: Kancheli

 Obituary, Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli (1935-2019)

The Georgian composer, known for his film music, sweeping orchestral laments and finely-wrought instrumental miniatures, has died at the age of 84.

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