Giorgi Gvantseladze

Giorgi Gvantseladze was born in 1984 in Tiflis, Georgia. He began his musical studies at the State Conservatorium of Music in Tiflis, during which time he was appointed solo Oboist of the Georgian National Symphony Orchestra. After graduating in Tiflis, Giorgi furthered his studies in Munich under Prof. Francois Leleux, and in Salzburg under Prof. Stefan Schilli.


In 2007 Giorgi was appointed solo Oboe of the Frankfurt Opera before being appointed to the same position in 2010 with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Giorgi is a regular guest with many prestigious orchestras across Europe, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and, since 2017, the Berlin Philharmonic. He has worked with many world-renowned conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paavo Järvi und Kent Nagano. As a Soloist, Giorgi has worked with the Bavarian State Orchester, Orchester National de Lille, Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, Georgian Sinfonietta and the Georgischen Kammerorchester Ingolstadt; his most recent performance being of Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto with the Bavarian State Orchester, under the baton of Lahav Shani.


Giorgi is a much sought-after Chamber musician, performing regularly at chamber music festivals such as the international Oleg Kagan Musikfestival Kreuth, the Edinburgh Festival, the Tbilisi Wind Festival and the Salzburg Biennale.


Giorgi has given masterclasses in many music schools around the world. He teaches yearly at the Tbilisi Wind festival and at the audition training programme of the Bavarian State Opera. Since 2018, Giorgi is guest professor at the Munich School of music for the Oboe class of Prof. Leleux.