Artists for Ukraine: Georgian-born pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs for peace

Artists for Ukraine: Georgian-born pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs for peace

Issued on: 10/03/2022 – 12:41Modified: 10/03/2022 – 12:42 Khatia Buniatishvili was born in Georgia and has grow to be one of many best-known pianists on the planet. This week she led a live performance in Paris with different artists in solidarity with Ukraine. She speaks to Eve Jackson in regards to the battle, why she stopped

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Khatia Buniatishvili was born in Georgia and has grow to be one of many best-known pianists on the planet. This week she led a live performance in Paris with different artists in solidarity with Ukraine. She speaks to Eve Jackson in regards to the battle, why she stopped performing in Russia in 2008 after the nation launched a floor assault in opposition to Georgia, and shares her ideas in regards to the world’s boycott of Russian artists.

We additionally focus on the response of Demna Gvasalia, the Georgian-born director of French style home Balenciaga, to the struggle in Ukraine. When he was 12 years outdated, he was one in every of 250,000 Georgians pressured from their properties by Abkhazian separatists throughout Georgia’s civil struggle, crossing the Caucasus mountains along with his household. Gvasalia says the struggle has “triggered the ache of a previous trauma” he has carried in him since 1993, when “the identical factor occurred” in his dwelling nation.

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