David Khrikuli

David Khrikuli

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2001. Since 2020, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair with professor Galina Eguiazarova. He has been granted scholarships by Jaime Castellanos and Fundación Albéniz.

He began to study piano at the age of eight at the Zakaria Paliasvhili Central Music School for gifted children in Tbilisi, which he left in 2019. He then continued his training with professor Revaz Tavadze. He has attended masterclasses by Arie Vardi, Elisso Virsaladze, Nelson Freire, Eugen Indjic, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Rena Shereshevskaya, Ralf Gothóni, and Elisabeth Leonskaja.

He has won several national and international competitions, including the Aarhus International, where he was awarded first prize and special prize (2013, Denmark), the Tbilisi Chopin National Piano Competition (2013, first prize, Georgia), the Nutcracker International TV Competition (2013, first prize, Russia), the Astana Piano Passion (2014, Kazakhstan), and the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition for Young Pianists (2016, China).

As a student of the School, he is a member of the Banco de España Arriaga Ensemble.