Josef Bardanashvili

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Josef Bardanashvili was born in 1948 in Batumi, Georgia. He studied at the Music Academy in Tbilisi under Aleksandr Shaverzashvili, where he graduated with a doctorate in composition in 1976. Bardanashvili was Director of the Music College in Batumi (1986-1991), and Culture Vice-Minister in Adjaria (1993-1994), and in this capacity organized numerous international music festivals. He settled in Israel in 1995. Bardanashvili served as composer-in-residence of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra in Israel from 1996-99 and Musical  Director of  the  International  Biennial  for  Contemporary  Music "Tempus  Fugit" in Tel-Aviv (2002, 2004,2006), and  is currently composer-in-residence of the Israel Camerata Jerusalem. He taught at Camera Obscura College, at  Bar Ilan University and at the Sapir  Academic College. Currently he is a faculty member of the  Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Bardanshvili from 1999 to 2010 was  a member of the  public council of the  Ministry of  the Culture and Art of Israel.

He is permanently invited as a member of the jury of different musical competitions, to musical academies and schools for performing different master classes  and lectures and meetings.


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