Recital: Double Strike

March 2, 2013
Location: Organ Hall
Start: 19:00
Location: Location: Street of the Decembrists, 20
Tel.: 221-05-66 (Organ Hall) ,227-83-58 (Department of Work with Students), 227-49-30 (cashier’s office of the Philharmonic)

Luka Gadelia first visited Krasnoyarsk in November last year. He took part in the IIIrd International Festival of Krasnoyarsk "The Universe — The Organ", dedicated to the 80th birthday of Michael Tariverdiev. With his emotional playing the organist immediately won the hearts of the Siberians.

Luka represents Abkhazia at all-possible international festivals of organ and classical music. The talented musician has played in churches in Germany, Holland, Italy and Latvia (Riga, Dome Cathedral). Today his concerts are sold out in Russia (Moscow, Volgograd, Kirov, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Naberezhnye Chelny), the Ukraine (Kiev, Kharkov, White Church), Kazakhstan (Astana).

The motif of the Homeland is an integral part of the musician’s art. Wherever Luka Gadelia appears, in his programme are always included songs associated with his native land. It would seem that  Abkhazian folk motifs when played on the organ may not be quite correctly understandable to foreign audiences. But, more often than not, people in the audience, inspired by the power of this magnificent instrument and Luka’s inextinguishable mastery, listen with tears in their eyes to "The Song of the Rock" and other Abkhazian melodies. The language of art is universal. And the music by which Luke speaks to the world about his country is the music of his heart.

News & Events Recital: Double Strike


Luka Gadeliya – is a cultural brand of the Republic of Abkhazia. He is a young and talented musician, Lauriat of a number of international contests. He works as an organ player at the legendary Pitsunda Cathedral erected in the 10th century in honor of the St. Andrew the Apostle.


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