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Temur Kvitelashvili - I'm from Georgia


Tutoring and Style

Temur Kvitelashvili was born in Tbilisi (Georgia), July 4, 1960. He began training to the play on a guitar independently, in the age of eleven years, short of several chords, which one he accepted from his brother Badri Kvitelashvili.

He studied different musical styles, which one have included Classics, Jazz, Rock, Popular music, Flamenco, as well as his native traditional Georgian national music. Temur was the first guitarist in Georgia, which one began to make arrangement and transposition for a guitar of Georgian classics and Georgian modern music. Also he has made much transposition for a guitar of world Classics and compositions of the most miscellaneous styles. Simultaneously, Temur actively is engaged composer in activity. He remains to devoted unusual diversity of the repertoire, which one is fine has justified itself in past and which one he collects to be and hereafter.

Career and History

Temur's musical career began per 15 years. He worked in many amateur collectives. Since 1979, till past solo career he cooperated to miscellaneous collectives, singers and instrumentalists, in miscellaneous directions:

Jazz-Band "Dielo" (1982-83)
VIA "Orera" (1984)
Jazz-quintet of Alexander Kiladze (1985)
Pop-Symphonic Orchestra of the Georgian Television (1986)
Band "Theatron" (1986-87)
Band "Tree of Desires" (1987-88)
VIA "Iveria" (1988 - and to the present days)
Tamara Gverdtsiteli (1986)
Merab Sepashvili (1987)
Soso Pavliashvili (1988-89)
Nani Bregvadze (1994)
Vakhtang Kikabidze (1994-2001)
Michael Angelo (1995)
Medea Dzidziguri (1997)
Theatre Театр имени Veriko Anjapharidze (1998)
Tamara Chokhonelidze (1999)
Alexey Kozlov and band "Arsenal" (2000) and many by others

In 1993, on a Central Television of Georgia in a broadcasting company "Droni" Temur was the writer and leading the musical-analytical program "Modern world guitar art".
In 1994 on International Competition of the Guitarists in Hollywood, Allan Holdsworth has called him is "the Best Guitarist of Year" in nomination "Fusion".
(1995) After competition in Hollywood, Temur continue movement to high altitudes and has play together with the American guitarist - virtuoso Michael Angelo.
In 1996 he was called as "The Best Instrumentalist of Georgia ".
Temur prolongs to work for a television and radio and always is on the highest positions in a national rating.
His compositions hear at many theatres, cinema halls and even in advertising rollers.
He became the laureate of numerous guitar and instrumental festivals.
In 1998 Temur has received a high estimation from an alive legend of reality Mstislav Rostrapovich, who has called him "... the great musician".
In 1998,Temur Kvitelashvili was the first Georgian guitarist, which one has given the big solo guitar concert, in a Main Music hall of the Georgian Philharmonic.
For the invaluable contribution to development of art of a guitar and merit in the field of music,Temur Kvitelashvili was awarded with "Decoration of Honour", which one has handed over him President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze in 1998.
Temur's name is included in the first issuing of the Georgian encyclopedia "who there is who" and encyclopedia "Tbilisi".
Temur Kvitelashvili went on tour on all Georgia and other former USSR republics, and also in USA, Canada, England, France, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Holland and many other countries.


Temur has recorded 6 solo albums:
"Nostalgia" 1991 (Melody), CD Version
"Classic - Jazz - Rock" 1992 (Melody), CD Version
"The Land of Flowers" 1996 (Music Box) & 1997 (Soyuz), CD & Cassette Versions
"I'm From Georgia" (The Music Of My Soul) 2002, CD & Cassette Versions
"Temur Kvitelashvili" 2005, CD Version
"11 of September" 2007, CD Version



Established and successful PROFESSIONAL GUITAR-PLAYER from Republic of Georgia (the former Soviet Union)
* One of the world's best guitar-players
* Composer and Singer
* Arrange "non-guitar" pieces for guitar
* Classic, Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Folk
* Georgian (Former USSR) Order of Honor
* Self-taught
* Best Instrumentalist in Georgia
* Published 5 CDs
* First to arrange Georgian Folk for guitar
* Guinness recordsman for guitar playing endurance


Famous musical collection "The Alchemists II" - just one composition vs Dr. Ika (England)

Creative Evening in Tbilisi, Georgia
Japanese tour
La Ve Lee Jazz Club again

Solo concert at Big Concert Hall of the Georgian Conservatory
Solo concert at the most known New-York's jazz-club BIRDLAND
Joint appearance with legendary Les Paul in Broadway's IRIDIUM

Solo concert at Moscow International House of Music

Has broken the Guinness world record for playing time - 30 hours with only several five-minute breaks

First musician from the former USSR to perform at the prestigious La Ve Lee Jazz Club (Los Angeles, California)
Guest-speaker invited by Scott Henderson at the Musicians Institute of Technology (Hollywood, California)

Unique soloist at the Georgian National 9/11 Recognition Ceremony; played own 10-minute interpretation of a piece dedicated to the tragedy

Only guest-performer to play at Scott Henderson?s concert in Moscow

Large solo concert at Georgia?s Main Concert Hall (the Philharmonic)

Becomes an endorsement artist for amplifiers ENGL offered by O.K.& Co. - an exclusive distributor of ENGL in Russia and CIS countries
Performs at the annual international instrumental show Moscow Music at the booth and stage of O.K. & Co.
Performs at concerts all over the world

First instrumentalist in Georgia?s history to perform solo in the Philharmonic
Recipient of Georgian Order of Honor personally from Edward Shevardnadze (Georgia?s former President)
Included in Who Is Who in Georgia (1998)
Received a high evaluation from Mstislav Rostropovich

Named Georgia's best instrumentalist

Washburn Day Concert in Russia with Michael Angelo

Best Guitar-Player in the style of Fusion awarded by Allan Holdsworth at the International Guitar Competition

First to ever be able to play Georgian Folk on guitar

Professional EXPERIENCE


Represent DR and ENGL at the international instrumental show held in California


International lectures on guitar-playing techniques for intermediate/advanced level students in various musical schools


Solo guitar-player for this famous Russian band


Represent D'Addario in the countries of the former USSR


Moscow Music Show
Represent DR, and MUSIC BOX at the international instrumental show held in Moscow


Writer & Show Host of "MODERN WORLD GUITAR ART" Scripted and hosted a nationally broadcasted TV show in Georgia


Together with leading contemporary entertainers and alone performed in USA, Canada, Russia, Israel, England, France, Australia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany and many other countries

2007 - 11 of September, Album
2007 - THE ALCHEMISTS II, One Composition vs Dr. Ika
2002 - I AM FROM GEORGIA, Album
2002 - I AM FROM GEORGIA, Single
1991 - NOSTALGIA, Album

Исполнитель: Temur Kvitelashvili
Альбом: I'm From Georgia
Год: 2002
Формат: CD
Качество: 320 кbps


1. Tbiliso / თბილისო
2. Medley / პოპური
3. Aria / არია
4. Csardas / ჩარდაში
5. Alioni / ალიონი
6. Darling / ძვირფასო
7. Calm down, my heart / დაწყნარდი გულო
8. Nostalgia / ნოსტალგია
9. Hava Nagila / ჰავა ნაგილა
10. Dedication / მიძღვნა

Признанный в 1994 «Лучшим гитаристом года» в номинации «фьюжн» на конкурсе в Голливуде и обладатель многих других наград, Темур Квителашвили получил признание и в среде классических музыкантов; в частности, его творчество высоко оценил Мстислав Ростропович.

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