获选为BBC电台2009-2011的「New Generation Artis」、维也纳爱乐协会评选为2011/2012乐季的「Rising Star」。
她令人嘆为观止的活力展现出生命源源不绝的热情 ─by 「Classica」
令人瞠目结舌的音乐活力 ─by 「The Time」
在提比利斯的国立音乐院（Tbilisi’s State Conservatoire）求学期间便获得多项比赛的肯定，而后转往维也纳深造，更进一步拓展音乐视野。2008年首度登上卡内基音乐厅的舞台，接著被BBC广播电台选为2009-2011年度「新生代艺术家」（New Generation Artist），更被维也纳爱乐协会评选为2011/2012乐季的「闪耀之星」（Rising Star）。如今她的身影已经登上了世界各大音乐厅的舞台，巨星的风采已然成形。获得「钢琴女王」阿格丽希的讚誉：「卡提雅是一个十分杰出的青年钢琴家。我对她不凡的钢琴天分、自然流露的音乐性、想像力，以及光辉灿烂的技巧，印象深刻。」
Franz Liszt / Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
李斯特：爱之梦、梅菲斯托圆舞曲&B小调钢琴奏鸣曲 / 卡蒂雅(钢琴)
张数：1 张 - 1CD
1. 爱之梦，第三号，S 541/3
2-4 B小调奏鸣曲，S S178
5. 梅菲斯托圆舞曲，第一号，S 514
6. 阴鬱的贡多拉船，S 200/2
7-8 前奏曲与赋格（改编自巴哈作品BWV543），S 462/1
Recording DateOctober 10, 2010 - October 15, 2010
AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson
Because Khatia Buniatishvili always wanted her debut recording to be a portrait of Franz Liszt, it is fortuitous that this album was released in time for the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. This CD/DVD combo introduces the Georgian pianist in a manner that seems half a fulfillment of a fantasy and half a kitschy marketing ploy for Sony, overdone in its packaging, photography, and booklet. But the window-dressing should take nothing away from Buniatishvili's playing, which is wholly convincing in its power, incisiveness, fluidity, and clarity. It is evident that she is committed to Liszt with passionate intensity, and her playing lacks nothing in the necessary expressive range, from the dreamy delicacy of the Liebesträum in A flat major to the towering grandeur of the Sonata in B minor, with every nuanced possibility in between. The program is quite accessible, with these famous pieces and others, such as the Mephisto Waltz No. 1, La lugubre gondola, and the Prelude & Fugue in A minor (after Bach). Buniatishvili clearly understands that Liszt's music was about a lot more than flashy runs and clangorous octaves, and that there is a subtle creative aspect of his work that influenced a century of Romantic music and is still being felt today. Having Buniatishvili as an interpreter is certainly good for the Liszt revival, and it, in turn, should be quite helpful for her career, despite the label's gilding of the lily.
Audio CD (July 5, 2011)
Limited Edition edition
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Limited Edition
Label: Sony Classical
Run Time: 72 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Thursday 2 April 2015 12.28 BST
There’s no doubting Khatia Buniatishvili’s talent. The Georgian pianist has an imposing technique at her disposal and, when she puts her mind to it, the ability to produce moments of insight and refined sensibility. She is in her late 20s now, at a time in her life when most pianists are turning early promise into real achievement, but to judge by the rash, immature playing in her latest London appearance, Buniatishvili is still some way from doing that.
Her programme – Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a sequence of Liszt – was clearly designed for effect, and to have her fans on their feet and cheering at the end; predictably, they obliged. Pictures, though, had no shape at all, with the slower movements ponderously slow – Il Vecchio Castello was interminable – and faster ones lightning fast, so that they became trivialised, and Buniatishvili kicked up such a storm in The Hut on Fowl’s Legs that the dramatic effect of the segue into the final Great Gate of Kiev, one of the clinching moments in the whole work, was fatally undermined.
That tendency to extremes – the thinking that ever faster, ever louder, is automatically the best way to go – ran through the Liszt pieces too. Three studies from different sets, La Leggierezza, Feux Follets and La Campanella, at least allowed everyone to admire the pearly evenness of Buniatishvili’s fingering, but apart from a rather unconvincing Liebesträume to begin, around them were pieces that encouraged her to be as noisy as possible: the first Mephisto Waltz (not insidious, just rowdy), the Grand Galop Chromatique (turned into a low-grade circus act) and the second Hungarian Rhapsody – played, of course, in Vladimir Horowitz’s version, which adds tweaks and further elaborations to Liszt’s original. The good news is that the piano survived it all intact; the bad is that on the question of whether Buniatishvili can ever be a serious artist, the jury is very much still out.
1. Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 62 (S. 541)
2. I. Lento assai - Allegro energico
3. II. Andante sostenuto
4. III. Allegro energico
5. Mephisto Waltz No. 1, The Dance in the Village Inn, S 514
6. La lugubre gondola No. 2, S 200/2