September 2017 Meeting: Tariel Iberi

Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Ripley-Grier Studios, 939 Eighth Avenue (Bet. 55th & 56th Streets), Studio 3A

Georgian Guitar Music
Tariel Iberi will give some background about the Republic of Georgia, discuss different styles and elements of Georgian folk music, and demonstrate how he has incorporated them into music for the guitar

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests, and are supported by a generous grant from the D’Addario Foundation.

For over twenty years, Tariel Iberi has played and taught guitar around the U.S. and Europe. He has held numerous master classes, performed at various concerts and festivals, and served as a jurist at festivals.

Mr. Iberi has written both solo and ensemble guitar music in numerous genres, including concertos, sonatas, trios, polyphonic pieces, character pieces, and dances. He has also written a series of books of pedagogical pieces. He translates the sparkling riches of Georgian music into the medium of the guitar and synthesizes Georgian and Western elements to create a broad range of styles.

Mr. Iberi studied at Kyiv Music College and at L’viv State Conservatoire in Ukraine. He established guitar programs first at Tbilisi Music College and then at Tbilisi State Conservatoire. He later moved to the United States, where he continues to perform, teach, and compose.