Giorgi Mikadze

Giorgi Mikadze is a Georgian pianist, composer and arranger. Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Giorgi first sat down at the piano at the age of five and at the age of 12, he was already performing piano concertos with symphonies in Tbilisi. Giorgi absorbed his classical music studies and began composing at 14. He has won numerous classical and jazz piano competitions and has received awards in many different countries. He has appeared at major festival venues including the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Tbilisi Jazz Festival, Bean Town Jazz Festival, Kavkaz Jazz Festival, and Black Sea Jazz Festival. 

Noted for his supreme technical skills as a pianist, arranger and composer, Giorgi has performed with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestras, Berklee Symphony Orchestras and MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a musical director for Berklee College of Music’s tribute to Quincy Jones and a Berklee Commencement Concert. He has performed with a number of renowned artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Roy Hargrove, Dave Liebman, Lee Ritenour, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chris Potter, Matt Garrison, Nils Landgren, Tia Fuller, Patti Austin, Jojo Mayer, David Fiuczynski, Brett Dennen, Siedah Garrett, Stefon Harris, Melwin Davis, Tom Kennedy, Phil Wilson and Mulatu Astatke. 

Giorgi graduated from Berklee College of Music in May of 2014 and holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. With his groups, Mikadze plays a repertoire that includes his genre-hopping compositions and clearly shows how he has become in demand as a sideman and musical director. 

He recently embarked on a two-year world tour with Taiwanese pop singer Leehom Wang, serving as an arranger and keyboardist.