Yefim Bronfman, Andras Schiff among Tsinandali Festival headliners

Set to run with regulations for pandemic safety, the festival will look to keep the high bar it set in its launch two years ago in terms of attracting renowned names of classical music. Photo via Tsinandali Festival., 20 Aug 2021 - 15:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

Internationally recognised pianists Yefim Bronfman and Andras Schiff will be among headliners of this year's Tsinandali Festival, with the celebration of classical music set to head to a chateau of historical nobility in Georgia's east next month.

They will be part of a line-up bringing artists of global renown to the 2019-launched festival, organisers of which continue to keep the ambitious event going this year with regulations to safeguard against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bronfman, a six-time Grammy Award-nominated musician who earned the prize in 1997 for a recording of Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will open the event alongside conductor and pianist Lahav Shani in renditions of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 by Maurice Ravel.