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Maka Maya Virsaladze
Sheet music for Maka Maya Virsaladze
- Poem for mixed choir “You Georgian Sky” on Anna Kalandaze’s verse 1990
- Piece for wind quintet 1990
- Piece for string quartet 1990
- Piece for piano 1990
- Romance for soprano and piano ”You at the seashore”, on Galaktion Tabidze’s verse 1990
- Three piano pieces 1991
- Theme and variations for piano 1999
- Invention for flute and piano 1992
- Piece for mixed choir a cappella 1993
- Sonata for piano in one part 1993
- Duet for piano and flute 1994
- Duet for flute and harp 1994
- Trio for flute, clarinet and piano 1994
- Piece for symphony orchestra 1994
- Four Romances for soprano and piano on Terenty Granely’s verse 1994
- Romances for soprano and piano ”Song of Siren”, “Pyramids”, “Sonnet of Prayer” (had been awarded Georgian Ministry of Culture Prize) 1994
- The cycle opus “Psalms” (Literary text is taken from Bible) for mixed choir, symphony orchestra and solos (diploma works) 1995
- Sonata for piano in four parts 1996 (performed in Moscow 2000 by Nicolas Memanishvili)
- Concert piece for piano 1996 (performed in Tbilisi 1999)
- Variations for chamber orchestra 1996
- Romance for soprano and piano “Volchonok“ on Vl.Nabokov’s verse 1996 (performed in Tbilisi 2001)
- “Sketches“ for percussions instruments and clarinet (in B) 1997 (performed in Tbilisi 1997)
- “Triptych” for soprano and chamber orchestra 1997, (performed in Tbilisi 1998)
- Ballet “Mirror”(The own libretto) for Symphony orchestra, mixed choir and synthziser, the parts performed in the Georgian Symphonic Music Center 1998
- “Aphorizms“(1998) for soloists — vocalists and instrumental ensemble, conductor Lasha Kvetenadze, Tinatin Janelidze
- “Enigma N. 1” for instrumental ensemble 1999, (performed in Tbilisi 2000,in Baku, Azerbaijan 2000)
- “Enigma N. 2“ for clarinet (in B) and piano 1999, (performed in Buckow, Germany 1999, in Tbilisi 1999)
- “Alternative” for instrumental ensemble 1999
- “Maestoso” for piano 1999 (performed in Moscow 2000, in Tbilisi 2001)
- “Kaleidoscope of dreams” the cycle for mixed choir 2000
- “Millennium” for piano 2000 (performed in Tbilisi 2001)
- “Ostinato” for instrumental ensemble 2001 (performed in Cracow, Polland 2001, in Tbilisi 2001)
- “Alma Mater” chamber choir – cantata 2001, (performed in Berlin 2001)
- “Salve Regina” for the female choir (first part from planned cycle) 2002(performed by Gori female choir in Gori)
- “Stars” mini-performance for flute, percussions and speaker 2002 (performed in the Nodar Mamisashvili’s new music salon)
- “Two wings” for accordion and violin, (2002) (commission from duet cadance from Odessa for an International new music festival “Two days and two nights of new music” in 2002, Odessa; Ukraine) was performed in Kiev On 13 December by Pavlo and Olena Pheniuk
- “The holy God“ the cycle for the female choir 2002
- “To the Blessed Virgin” for the mixed choir 2002
- “Weeping of the moon” for the flute and guitar 2002
- “Remembrance” for saxophone quartet dedicated to “Aurelia saxophone quartet” (commission) 2002 was performed by “Aurelia saxophone quartet” in the Netherlands (23 February-1 March 2003) – Alkmaar, Groningen, Eindhoven, Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Utrecht, Zwolle
- “The Future is Sacred” for instrumental ensemble (2003) was performed by “Newman ensemble” in the Netherlnads (2004 January)
- “Throught Thousand Glasses” 2005 for soprano and symphony orchestra (commmission from Festival Menhir 2005 composer in residence)
- “Quassi Passacaglia” 2006 for Symhpony Orchestra
- “Perpetuo” 2007 for violin solo and instrumental ensemble
- “Halleluja” 2008 for mixed choir
Through thousand glasses (2005) for soprano and symphony orchestra is composed specially for music festival “Menhir” (Switzerland). In this work are used the deep lyrics by contemporary Swizz poetess Tereza Ruiters-Seeli on Romansh language. First performance was in Menhir festival 2005 by conducting of Simon Camartin (Switzerland), soprano — Urantzegzeg Urtnasan (Italy), symphony orchestra — “Oradea” (Romania). Second times this work was performed in Tbilisi 2008 it was Maka Virsaladze’s author’s concert, conductor was again Camartin, but soprano — Tina Janelidze, Georgian E. MIkeladze State Orchestra. In this work Virsaladze used as collage fragment from Debussy’s piano prelude “Steeps on snow”. This collage is used in whole work, but in each part it change its mood and purpose depending on appointment of each part. If in the first part the light lyrics prevails, in the second there is a dramatic nature, and in thirds we can find tragic element notes.
Alma Mater (2001) is written for mixed choir. Words is taken from Medieval Church choral. First time was performed by Junger Kammerchor Fridenau, conductor Frank-Mihael Frishke, at Berlin Catholic Church Wilmersdorf, also was performed by Mixed choir “Cantus” (Ukrain) conductor Emil Sokach in Menhir festival (Switzerland).
Quassi Passacaglia (2006) is dedicated to contemporary composer György Ligeti (1923–2006). This work is quassi passacaglia by its mood, not by polyphony technique, but it was used technique of imitation.
Remembrance (2003) is composed for saxophone quartet Aurelia, Netherlands. First performance was in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, it was Georgian-Dutch musical project “Voices from Mountains”. Second version for instrumental ensemble was written for Dutch “Newman” ensemble. In this work we can find musical intonations like in Georgian musical folklore, but not citation from concrete folk songs. The Title and the mood of this work for author means Gradual process immersing in genetic memoirs of the whole Georgian people, not only her individual remembrances.
Perpetuo (2007) — for violin solo and instrumental ensemble. This composition is dedicated to Oana and Simon Camartin. In this work used citation from Stravinsky “Requiem”, it is solo vocal part of Lachrymose. For author it means generalization of crucifixion’s idea but not only, this means that each person must suffer his/her own cross and this process for person is interminable during whole life.
The Holy God (2002) for mixed choir. The cycle is conceived, as praise to the Lord carried out by different Christian creeds – religions. First one Salve Regina is conceived as Catholic church choral, second one as the Protestant choral, third one is Georgian orthodox choral The Holy God. For author the special is the third one — with its meditative mood, deep feelings and emotional force.
- 1996 graduated with honor Tbilisi State Conservatory Composers and Music science faculties, 1998 year finished post-graduated course as composer,
- 1999 took part in the master-classes and seminars under the leadership of Professors Osvaldas Balakauskas and Folke Rabe in Buckow (Germany),
- 2000 master –classes under Krzystof Meyer, Faraj Karaev(Baku, Azerbaijan),
- 2000–2001 guest-student at Professor Walter Zimmerman’s class (training course) in Berlin Hoch-schule der Kunste.
- Since 1998 member of Georgian Composers’ and Musicologist’ Union;
- Since 1998 member and one of the founder of the Georgian Young Composers and Musicologists Association;
- 2000 participated in “European Composers Informal Meetings” in Baku, Azerbaijan;
- 2001 participated in “European Composers Informal Meetings” in Krakow, Poland;
- 1999-2007 works for the organization FDHR in Tbilisi with funding from the Dutch creative therapy project War Child.
- Since 2006 the lecturer at Tbilisi State Conservatory composers’ faculty.
- Since 2007 assistant professor at Tbilisi State Conservatory composers’ faculty.
- Since 2008 board member of Georgian Composers’ and Musicologist’ Union.
- Since 2008 head of composers’ department at Tbilisi central music school.
Awards, prizes, main performances
- 2001 selected for Berlin Catholic church “Wilmersdorf’s” event as composer; commissioned chamber choir-cantata “Alma Mater” was performed by Junger Kammerchor Fridenau.
- 2002 “Two wings” for violin and accordion performed by Duo Cadence at the New Music Festival Two Days and Two Nights of New Music in Odessa , Ukraine.
- “Maeztoso” for Piano and “Ostinato” for instrumental ensemble was performed at days of Georgian cultures in Vienna , Austria.
- “Millennium” for piano and “Enigma N.2” for clarinet and piano was performed at the new-music festival Russian Autumn (Moscow, Russia).
- 2003 selected for musical project in Netherlands “Voices from Mountains” by Netherlands saxophone Quartet Aurelia (Commission piece for saxophone quartet was performed in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Groningen, Zwolle, Netherlands).
- 2004 year selected for musical project in Netherlands “Cantors” and the commissioned “The Future is Sacred” was performed in Zwolle, Netherlands by Newman Ensemble,
- 2005 composer in residence in Switzerland — festival Menhir (commission Triptych for Soprano and Symphony Orchestra “Through thousand glasses”).
- 2008 author’s concert at Georgian Music centre.
- 2009 Switzerland — festival Menhir (Falera, Zurich), the choir work “Hallelujah” was performed by Radio Zurich DRS singers.
Her honors include the Georgian Ministry of Culture Prize (1994, for Three Romances), a listing in the directory Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century (2000, Cambridge Biographical Centre, a listing in the web-site “the living composers project”, etc.
Her music has been performed in Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine.