In 2015 Tbilisi International Musicological Conference was held at Tbilisi State Conservatoire for the first time in Georgia. It aims to discuss general problems of contemporary musicology, to show the ways and perspectives which determine further development of musicology; as well as to position modern Georgian school of musicology on international arena, and to contribute to the interchange of information and sharing of experience between scientific schools with different traditions. According to the concept, the conference is held every two years with variable topics. This year, the fourth conference is dedicated to the 150th anniversary from the birth of ZAKHARIA PALIASHVILI _ the founder and one of the most important representatives of the Georgian National School of Composers, conductor, prominent public figure, teacher and rector (director) of the Conservatoire.
The topics of the conference have been inspired by Z. Paliashvili’s multifaceted activities. Namely, the papers for the scientific sessions are grouped around three issues: 1. National composition schools; 2. Cultural memory; 3. Multiculturalism in music. The presentation of the key speaker Prof. Ch. Dingle touches upon “Messiaen’s (French) Internationalism”. The topic of the closing Round Table of the Conference is “Music Education in the Post-COVID era”.
Traditionally, Tbilisi International Musicological Conference includes several types of activities, such as scientific sessions, master classes and lectures of foreign scholars for the students, thematic concerts, and the cultural program. Due to the reality caused by the pandemic, this year’s conference is held remotely for the first time, leading to a change in its structure – 34 scholars from 14 countries will take part in scientific sessions and round table. The best papers presented at the conference will be published in the electronic journal of the Conservatoire “Musicology and Cultural Science”.
We are grateful to the members of the conference Academic Committee – prof. M. Kavtaradze, assoc. prof. T. Chkheidze, especially the key speaker of the conference prof. Ch. Dingle, Dr. M.Vlitakis, prof. B. Bolesławska-Lewandowska and assoc. prof. N. Sharikadze for their contribution and support to the Conference
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