Vivace Association Dedicates Charity Concert to Georgian Violinist in Zurich

On June 17, a charity concert dedicated to young Georgian violinist and member of the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Vato Magradze, took place in Zurich (Switzerland). The concert was organized by Swiss charity Association “Vivace”, founded by famous Georgian pianist Tamara Kordzadze. The concert was carried out successfully at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and received waves of applause. The ZHdK gave use of its Concert Hall for free to the musicians after discovering the purpose of the event. Participants in the concert included Georgian musicians and students based in Switzerland: Tamara Kordzadze, Mamuka Tepnadze, Sofia Goshadze, Eka Bokuchava, Tedo Diakonidze, Mirian Kvaliashvili, Mariam Chakvetadze, Dali Zakalishvili, Davit Ketsbaia, Teona Kazishvili, Tamar Midelashvili as well as other artists such as Sergey Markosyan, Larisa Bagdasaryan, Azat Fishyan and Korbin Beisner.

26-year-old Georgian violinist Vato Magradze was diagnosed with very severe illness: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). As there are no modern treatment methods in Georgia, Vato has to undergo chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplants in Germany as soon as possible. The first stage of medical treatment abroad requires 268,000€ - too much for the Georgian artist to cover by his own means. To help the young musician, many public figures and citizens have united around the aim to help Vato beat the disease. The Vivace Foundation joined this charity campaign by organizing a Fundraisings and a Charity concert.

Vivace collected money for the Georgian violinist through the help of Georgian emigrants and Swiss people. The collected amounts from Charity Concert and Fundraising are transferred to bank account “Help Vato” specifically created for this purpose. The accumulated fund will then be transferred to the Oldenburg Hospital where Vato is undergoing medical treatment.

Those willing to donate can contribute through the following means:


Bank of Georgia:


Recipient: Natia Kuloshvili

TBC Bank:


Recipient: Nino Tavberidze

Donate from abroad or in Switzerland:



“Help Vato”

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Postfach, CH-8010 Zürich

Clearing-Nr. 700


IBAN: CH25 0070 0110 0023 8092 9

Postkonto: 80-151-4


The Swiss-Georgian association Vivace was founded in 2009 by renowned Georgian pianist Tamara Kordzadze, who is based in Switzerland. The foundation is aimed at supporting highly gifted young musicians, as well as deepening cultural relations between Georgia and Switzerland which is a special concern of the association. Vivace has carried out over 40 important projects to date and has assisted around 100 Georgian artists from the classical music field through the help of partner foundations and organizations. The association has also purchased eight strings and wind instruments for the Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Central Music School, three pianos for the Evgeni Mikeladze Central Music School, a violin for the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, special chairs designed for grand pianos for concert halls of the Georgian musical academies, and more. Additionally, the foundation has held concerts for eight gifted Georgian musicians in Bern and Zurich and taken seven Georgian Students to Italy to take part in the Montepulciano International Music Festival,” giving them the chance to present their performing skills in front of a European audience. Vivace has enabled another nine Georgian musicians to perform at the “Young Artists Festival” in Germany as well as in “Youth Classics“ in Germany and Switzerland.

Two years ago, at the initiative of Vivace, within the frames of the Georgian-Swiss charity project named “From the Alps to the Caucasus” a joint concert of the students of Zurich University of the Arts and Tbilisi State Conservatoire was held in Grand Hall of Tbilisi Conservatoire and in TBC Bank’s Art Gallery. The concert marked the 15th anniversary of relations between the universities of the two countries. Through the concert, Georgian and Swiss students established international contacts that fostered enhancement of a cultural exchange between Switzerland and Georgia.

The Founder and President of the Vivace Association, Georgian pianist Tamara Kordzadze, herself experienced the importance of support and affection during her childhood. As a result, she was able to participate in major competitions and master classes. For several years Ms. Kordzadze had the wish to pass on to other young Georgians the help she had once received herself, and that’s how the association emerged.

By Lika Chigladze

21 June 2018 19:09