“I know that as an artist I can depend upon certain qualities, responsive action to gradations of touch, and that elusive quality of various registers coming together to form orchestral-like textures. These are the treasures of the Steinway and the reason I am delighted to create my art with this instrument on every possible occasion.”
Georgian-American pianist and composer Giorgi Latso (formerly Giorgi Latsabidze) has been called “a magician of impeccable technique” by Liechtensteiner Volksblatt. The Los Angeles Times praises his "internal wealth and ‘aristocratic' spirit” and Lie: Zeit his "transcendental technique and depth of musical thinking”.
He has performed at major international venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, NY Kaufman Concert Hall, Taipei National Concert Hall and Berliner Philharmonie. Latso is a regular guest on radio and TV including BBC 3, Rai Radio Classica, Imedi TV, Rustavi TV, Iberia TV and KTV Austria, which released and broadcast the documentary “On the steps of Mozart” about his life.
Named one of Georgia’s “Top 10 International Public Personalities”, he is a winner of the Rubinstein International Competition, Spivakov Award, Supersonic Award and for his composing - Best Music Award at the Bologna Film Festival. His landmark recordings include Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Liszt's 12 Transcendental Études as well as the Waghalter Album. He holds a professorship at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts. Since 2013, Latso is a Steinway Artist.