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Vakhtang Zhordania

conductor

Vakhtang Zhordania, USSR Conductor.

Background

Zhordania, Vakhtang was born in 1944 in Tbilisi of a Georgian father and a Russian mother.

Education

Graduated from the Tbilisi Conservatory as a pianist, then from the Leningrad Conservatory as a conductor. Pupil of Evgenii Mravinskii, and his assistant for 3 years.

Career

Chief conductor of the Saratov Philharmonic, then for 6 years chief conductor of the Khar’kov Symphony Orchestra. Defected to the West in 1983, together with Viktoria Mullova, through Finland and Sweden. Has performed all over the world since then.