Malkhaz Erkvanidze - Georgian Polyphony

Ethnomusicologist, choirmaster, singer, and the doctor of social sciences in field of Georgian ethnomusicology

Malkhaz has 35 years of experience of working on Georgian polyphonic singing and 25 years of experience of sharing and teaching it to non-Georgian singers. He has conducted numerous masterclasses, lectures and concerts in the United States and in different countries of Europe.

He directs folk ensemble Sakhioba and Anchiskhati Church choir. Has published about 25 CDs with different ensembles (Anchiskhati Choir, Dzveli kiloebi, Mama Daviti church choir, Sakhioba); participates in field expeditions, leads consultations for the performers of Georgian songs and chants in Georgia and abroad. Has published 9 collections of Georgian church hymn transcriptions. His researches are dedicated to Georgian scale and nature of Georgian polyphony.