Festival „Youth for Classics in the Caucasus“ Tbilisi 

July 7th to 11th 

Patronage: Dr. Davit Narmania, Mayor of Tbilisi

From July 7th to 11th 2017 the festival “Youth for Classics in the Caucasus” will take part in the Royal District Theatre Tbilisi under the Patronage of Dr. Davit Narmania, Mayor of Tbilisi.

The festival comprises various concerts under the leadership of the renowned Caucasian Chamber Orchestra. The artistic director is the German conductor, pianist and composer Uwe Berkemer who founded the orchestra in summer 2005 including outstanding string players of the Caucasian region. His vision was and is, to demonstrate that music is a unifying force across borders and boundaries, a symbol for peace and mutual understanding.

The core of the project will be German youths meeting young musicians from different Caucasus regions instructed by the Caucasian Chamber Orchestra as a sign of international cultural exchange. They will do rehearsals together and devise creative workshops culminating in joint concerts.
Besides enjoying making music together the young musicians are supposed to gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of different cultures, values that are becoming more and more important within the changing framework of today’s societies.

This model project promotes the cooperation of young musicians from the Caucasus with adolescents from Germany, with the participation of a professional chamber orchestra, thus creating an innovative approach.


All concerts take part in the Royal District Theatre Tbilisi (Samepo Ubnis Teatri)

Sunday 9. July , 7 pm

Opening Concert

Works by Charpentier, Marcello, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Fauré and Berkemer

Festival Orchestra including Municipal Youth Symphony Orchestra Ibbenbüren

Caucasian Chamber Orchestra

Young soloists from Georgia and Germany

Marie Obolashvili, violin, , Rezi Khaindrava, Cello, Marie Strootmann, flute, Tim Kiewitt, trumpet, Felix Meier, Cello

Uwe Berkemer, conductor


Monday 10. July, 7 pm

Caucasian Evening

Works by different Caucasian Composers

Festival Orchestra including Municipal Youth Symphony Orchestra Ibbenbüren

Caucasian Chamber Orchestra

Mikael Karakhanyan, cello

Nina Berkemer, violin

Giorgi Ushikishvili plus ensemble "Lasharela"

Uwe Berkemer, conductor


Tuesday, 11. July, 7 pm

Cinema and more....

Famous soundtracks and more....

Caucasian Chamber Orchestra

Marie Strootmann, flute

Galina Bandura, violin

Paula Elling, violin

Bela Berkemer-Makharadze, vocal and violin

Uwe Berkemer, vocal, piano and conducting

More informations about available concert tickets etc. will follow soon!