DAVID MUKERIA

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Was born in Tbilisi, Georgia 1954. He studied French Horn at the Conservatoire in Tbilisi (Georgia) 1974-79. Graduated from Tbilisi Conservatoire for the second time in 1985 as conductor. He was studyng conducting under famous conduter Odissey Dimitriadi. Since1988 he is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Batumi Symphony Orchestra (Georgia).
He staged operas of Z. Paliashvili “Abessalom and Eteri”, V. Dolidze “Keto and Kote”, R. Laghidze “Lela”, G. Donizetti “Lucia di Lammermoor” G. Verdi “Aida”, “Un Ballo in Maschera”, “Otello”, P. Mascagni “Cavalleria Rusticana”, R. Leoncavallo “Pagliacci”.
With great success he conducted “Aida” in Helikon Opera House (Moscow).
In Aspendos (Turkey) Opera music festival he staged G. Verdi’s “Otello”.
In Tbilisi “Bravo” festival he staged Puccini’s “Tosca” with famous singers Kalud Kaludov (tenor) and Alessandra Marc (soprano).
2006 He conducted concerto, with soloist Mstislav Rostropovich, in the same year he had concerto with Liana Isakadze (violin) with whom has a long artistic collaboration.
From 2007 he takes part in the international festival “From Easter to Ascension” and has concertos with world famous musicians.  
In 2008 He staged F. Ashton’s ballet performance “Margarita and Arman” with Nina Ananiashvili.
2010 year was successful for David Mukeria. He conducted Tokyo New City orchestra and Osaka symphony orchestra - ballet performances: “Romeo and Juliet” by S. Prokofiev and “Giselle” by A. Adam, in a leading part Nina Ananiashvili.
In March 2011, in Bellini Opera Theatre of Catania (Italy) with great success was held Ashton’s ballets conducted by David Mukeria. Since this year he closely collaborates with Adana (Turkey) Symphony Orchestra.
In March of 2012 he had concert in Turkey (city Adana) with the famous violinist Alexander Markov.
In 2012  he  had ballet prfomances with Tbilisi opera and ballet theatre troupe and Nina Ananiashvili in Japan.
In 2012 David Mukeria organized “Batumi Summer International Festival” in which took part such a famous musicians as E. Bolkvadze (piano), A. Zuckermann (flute, Israel), F. Mariozzi (Cello, Italia) and G. Roselli (flute, Italia).
In July of 2013, Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre participated in Estonia International Festival  “Saarema” where David Mukeria conducted “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizzeti.
In August of 2013, in Toscana (Badia prataglia) International Festival was held workshops and masterclasses by D. Mukeria as a conductor.
In Noveember of 2013 he had concert with Adana (Turkey) Symphony Orchestra, the soloist was Turkey and Azerbaijan honoured artist, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara, Turkey) concertmaister, violinist Togrul Ganiyev.
Since 2013 David Mukeria is the professor of Batumi State University of Art.
2014 Season was very busy and various. He had big success in two concerts with great Georgian pianists A. Korsantia (11.08.2014) and E. Virsaladze (11.12.2014).
On 13th of March in 2015 he held very successful concert with Adana Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), the soloist was to world well known Turkish pianist, Idil Biret.
David closely cooperates with Fiuggi „Festival delle citta Medievali”, where he was invited to, again on 2015 season.
On April 4 of 2016, at Tbilisi Opera House David with opera stars (Tamar Iveri, Shalva Mukeria, Gia Gagnidze, Z. Sotkilava, Nino Surguladze and others) took part in  Autism Charity Concert.
In 2016 he staged “L’elisir d’Amore” by G. Donizetti in Samsun Opera House (Turkey).
2017 december D. Mukeria had successful performances in Cagliari theatre, P. Tchaikovsky “Swan Lake”.
D. Mukeria regulary collaborates with famous Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze (Artistic director of Batumi Music Fest) and since 2016, annually participates in the festival “Batumi Music Fest” (under patronage of UNESCO).

Main Repertoire:
G. Donizetti – “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “L’elisir d’amore”
G. Rossini – “Petite messe solennelle”, overtures from the operas.
G. Verdi – “Aida”, “Un ballo in maschera”, “Rigoletto”, “La Traviata”, “Il Trovatore”, “Macbeth”, “Nabucco”, “Don Carlos”, “Otello”.  Requiem. Overtures from the operas.
G. Puccini – “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly”, “La Boheme”, “Gianni Schichi”.
P. Mascagni – “Cavalleria rusticana”
R. Leoncavallo – “Pagliacci’
P. Tchaikovsky - “Iolanta”, “Eugene Onegin”, “The queen of spades”, “The Nutcracker”, “Swan lake”, all symphonies, “Manfred Symphony”, Overture-Fantasy “Romeo and Juliet”, Piano concertos N 1, 2, Violin concerto, D major op. 35.
G. Bizet – “Carmen”, Symphony in C major, orchestral suites: “L”Arlesienne”, “Carmen”.
J. Haydn – Symphonies, Cello concerto N. 2 D major
W. A. Mozart – Overtures from the operas. “Requiem”, Symphonies N 38-41. Piano Concertos N. 17-23. Violin Concertos N. 3-5
L. van Beethoven – All symphonies, All piano concertos, Violin concerto D major, Choral Fantasy, op.80., Leonore overtures, “Egmont”, “The Consecration of the house”.
F. Schubert –Symphony N. 8. Unfinished,
J. Brahms – All symphonies, violin concerto D major, piano concertos N. 1, 2.
F. Mendelssohn – Symphonies N 3, 4. Violin concerto e minor, op.64
G. Mahler – Symphony N. 5
B. Smetana – Symphonic cycle “Ma Vlast”
J. Sibelius – Symphony N. 1., Symphonic poem “Finlandia”, “Karelia” suite.
A. Dvorak – Symphonies N 5, 8, 9. Cello concerto b minor, op. 104.
D. Shostakovich – Symphonies N 5, 7, 10.
S. Rachmaninov – Symphony N 2. All piano concertos
S. Prokofiev – Ballet “Romeo and Juliet”, Classic symphony
C. Saint-Saens – Cello concerto N 1. A minor. Op. 33
F. Liszt – Symponic poem “Les Preludes”, Piano concertos N 1, 2
F. Chopin – Piano concerto N 1, 2
M. Mussorgsky – “Pictures at an exhibition”
C. M. von Weber – Opera overtures, Konzertstuck in f minor for piano and orchestra, op. 79.
C. Debussy – “La Mer”
R. Wagner – “Rienzi”, overtures from operas.
L. Bernstein – Ballet “Leah”
M. Ravel – “Daphnis et Chloe”, piano concertos
E. Lalo – Symphonie espagnole
A. Copland – “Appalachian spring” orchestral suite.

 


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