ArmInfo. The Armenian Embassy in Georgia expresses condolences to the Georgian people in connection with the death of the famous Georgian composer Giya Kancheli.
"The Armenian Embassy in Georgia expresses its deep condolences to the composer's family and friendly Georgian people on the death of the eminent Georgian composer, People's Artist of the USSR, a great friend of Armenia and the Armenian people, Giya Kancheli ," the RA Embassy in Georgia said in a message to Facebook.
The Armenian Embassy also reminded that Kancheli lived for many years in the House of Composers in Dilijan, where he wrote six of his symphonies. He had many friends among well-known Armenian cultural and art workers, was friends with the artist Mher Mkrtchyan (Frunzik). Kancheli last visited Armenia in 2017 to participate in a festival organized in his honor. Then he admitted that half of his life was connected with Armenia.
World famous Georgian composer Giya Kancheli has died at the age of 84 in Tbilisi. He was undergoing treatment in one of the Tbilisi clinics. The composer became famous not only for operas and symphonic works, but also for music for theatrical performances and films, including "Extraordinary Exhibition", "Blue Mountains", "Mimino", "Kin-dza-dza", "Do not Cry." He belongs to the music of the best performances of the "Caucasian Chalk Circle", "Richard III", "Hamlet", "Hanuma", "King Lear" and others. In an interview, Kancheli said that "Do not Cry!" - the motto of his life. Giya Kancheli was born in Tbilisi in 1935, where he graduated from the conservatory. From 1967 to 1986, he wrote seven symphonies; for the Fourth Symphony in 1976, the composer received the USSR State Prize. Since 1991 he has lived in Germany and Holland.