Janjgava, Nino (b. July 29, 1964, Tbilisi). Georgian composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and film works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America.
Ms. Janjgava studied composition with Alexei Machavariani, orchestration with Sulkhan Tsintsadze and polyphony with Archil Chimakadze at the Conservatory of Music in Tbilisi, where she graduated in 1988. She then had post-graduated studies in composition with Sulkhan Tsintsadze there from 1988–90.
Among her honors is Third Prize in the young composers competition in Moscow (1986, for Three Poems by Jarji Pkhoveli). Her music has been performed in Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Georgia, Germany, Russia, and the USA.
She is also active in other positions. She founded the choral-instrumental ensemble Theatre of Voices in Tbilisi in 2006 and has since served as its director.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Street address: Ms. Nino Janjgava, I. Abashidze St. 39, Apt. 31, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone: + 995 3222 2426
Cellular phone: + 995 9535 5846
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: Sorrow of the Mind (incidental music, play by Avqsenti Tsagareli), 1988; Two Days in a Colonel's Life (incidental music, play by David Kobakhidze, Nugzar Lortkipanidze), 1990; Betrayal (incidental music, play by Aleqsandre Sumbatashvili-Iujini), 1991; Died and Married Afterward (incidental music, play by Giorgi Eristavi), 1993; Uncle Tick-Tack's Journey (1 act children's opera in 4 scenes, libretto by Liana Moistrafishvili), 2 female voices, 2 male voices, small orchestra (4 winds, 2 French horns, B-flat trumpet, tuba, celesta, strings), 1993; Andromeda's Constellation (1 act ballet in 12 scenes, scenario by Nugzar Gogiashvili), mixed chorus, large orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, piano, timpani, 8 percussion, strings), Op. 18, 1994; Berikoni (incidental music, play by Merab Eliozishvili), 1995; Lysistrata (incidental music, play by Aristophanes [translated by Panteleimon Beradze]), 1997; Sulkiness (incidental music, play by Akaki Tsereteli), 1997; Blue Hedgehog (incidental music, play by A. Popescu), 2000; The Shadow (incidental music, play by Yevgeny Shvarts), 2002; Hey, you knights in Tiger Skin (incidental music, play by Lali Kekelidze), 2002; Little Red Riding Hood (incidental music, play by Sharl Pero [translated by Manana Abramishvili]), 2004; Khanuma (incidental music, play by Avqsenti Tsagareli), 2005; Poker (ballet in 8 scenes, scenario by Lali Kekelidze), small orchestra (flute, oboe, clarinet, B-flat trumpet, trombone, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), Op. 39, 2005; Madam Moor (incidental music, play by Jan Marsanne), 2006; Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (incidental music, play by Bertolt Brecht), 2009; Khanuma (incidental music, play by Avqsenti Tsagareli), 2009; Raggedy Ann (incidental music, play by William Gibson), 2010
ORCHESTRAL: Three Miniatures after Gianni Rodari, small orchestra (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, B-flat trumpet, timpani, strings), 1987; Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 2, 1988; Transformation, orchestra (10 brass, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, 30 strings), Op. 10, 1990; The Clock of the Watchmaker Tick-Tack – The Clock Has Stopped Showing the Time, string orchestra, Op. 17, 1993 (each of its sections may be performed separately); Ellipsis, French horn, B-flat trumpet, piano, string orchestra, Op. 20, 1994; Call and Palindrome, French horn, B-flat trumpet, piano, string orchestra, Op. 24, 1996; Hello, Sorrow, piano, 15 strings, Op. 25, 1996; 75 x 22, orchestra (4 French horns, 2 B-flat trumpets, harp, piano, timpani, 6 percussion, 22 strings), Op. 30, 1999; A Story about Don Quixote, who swam through the ocean full of tritons and continued the way, piano, 11 strings, Op. 32, 2000; Golden Music, orchestra (20 winds, 17 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, cello, double bass), Op. 46, 2010
CHAMBER MUSIC: Scherzo, bassoon, piano, 1984; Passacaglia, violin, cello, piano, 1987; Composition in C, flute, harpsichord, string quartet, Op. 1, 1987; Reminiscences, double bass, 2 string quartets, Op. 4, 1988; Consonance, 3 string quartets, Op. 9, 1989; Adagio, violin, piano, Op. 8, 1989–90; Circles, violin, piano, Op. 14, 1992; Consonance, French horn, B-flat trumpet, trombone, tuba, Op. 15, 1993; Arabesques, alto saxophone, harp, cello, Op. 22, 1995; 83 Measures, 4 saxophones, Op. 23, 1995; Four Letters to Sancho, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 27, 1997; Heragramme, oboe, bassoon, violin, cello, piano, Op. 28, 1998; Emerald, clarinet, bassoon, piano, Op. 34, 2001; Free Pass, flute, piano, guitar, udu (Nigerian drum), CD, Op. 35, 2001; Medianta, or the reunification of three, string quartet, Op. 36, 2002; Mi bemolle e Re diesis, guitar, 6 violas, Op. 37, 2002; Contemplation, violin, cello, piano, Op. 38, 2002; From Visible to Invisible, sopranino recorder (+ soprano recorder, alto recorder, tenor recorder, bass recorder), 2 guitars, Op. 41, 2006; Huge universe seen from a small window, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, Op. 43, 2008; Piece for St. Nicholas, 4 guitars, Op. 47, 2010; To Infinity, 2 celli, piano, Op. 48, 2011
CHORAL: Lyric No. 2 for St. Shio Mgvimeli (chant, text by Demeter II), mixed chorus, Op. 3, 1988; Sanctus, mixed chorus, Op. 6, 1989; Dies irae, mixed chorus, Op. 7, 1989; Chant for the Saturation (text by St. Grigol Khandzteli), female chorus, Op. 11, 1991; Chants (text by David IV), soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, 4 mixed voices, Op. 16, 1993; Chant for the Vardzian Mother of God (text by Ioane Shavteli), 2 tenors, bass, Op. 19, 1994; Chant to the Saviour (text from an unknown Georgian source), 2 tenors, bass, 1994; Ode for the Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ by Bishop John Mtbevari, mixed chorus, 1995; Red and Yellow (texts by Ki-no Tsuraoki, Me Shikao Jani [both Georgian translations]), mixed chorus, Op. 31, 1999; Green Madrigal (text by Hans Magnus Enzensberger), mixed chorus, Op. 33, 2000; Many Years (text from the word "mravaljamier" [closing word of Georgian liturgy]), male chorus, Op. 42, 2007; 17 Alleluias, female chorus, Op. 44, 2008–09; Liturgy (33 chants, text from Georgian liturgy), boys' chorus, male chorus, Op. 45, 2008–10
VOCAL: Three Poems by Jarji Pkhoveli, soprano, piano, 1987; Rhythmphones (text by Jarji Pkhoveli), soprano, bassoon, harp, viola, Op. 5, 1989; Yeseniniana (text by Sergey Yesenin), bass, piano, Op. 12, 1991; Old Tbilisi Bohemia (text by Ietim Gurji), bass, clarinet, doli (Georgian drum), Op. 13, 1992; Merani – Horse (text by Nikoloz Baratashvili), female speaker, string quartet, Op. 21, 1995; Vesper Bell (text by George the Lustrous [translated by a secluded Georgian monk]), tenor, Op. 40, 2005
PIANO: Andante, Op. 26, 1996; Summer Diary, Op. 29, 1998
DIDACTIC MUSIC: Three Emotions for Beginner Pianist and Advanced String Orchestra, 1998 (also version for 2 pianos, 1998)
FILM SCORES (DIRECTOR): Who Is a Ghost?, 1997 (Malkhaz Aslamazishvili); Goldfish, 1999 (Maya Kikabidze); Tired, 2002 (Giorgi Sikhkarulidze); Conspiracy, 2003 (Giorgi Liponava); The World Seen in Focus, 2003 (Arzu Elif Akdemir); The Distant Gorges of the Caucusus, 2010 (Giorgi Mrevlishvili)
TV PRODUCTION (DIRECTOR): About Georgia for Airline Passengers, 2003 (Giorgi Liponava)
(Last updated on July 22, 2011)