Born: Dec 24, 1862 AD
Died: 1937 AD, at 74 years of age.
1862 - Born on December 24th in Banodzha. Georgian composer and music public figure, one of the creators of Georgian professional music.
1877-1879 - Balanchivadze's first serious music practice took place, when he took lessons from Aushev, a choir conductor.
1880 - Studied privately and sang in the chorus at the Tbilisi O, then studying St Petersburg with Rimsky-Korsakov.
1882 - Started his music public activities as a Georgian folkloric songs' enthusiast and collector.
1889-1890 - Entered Petersburg Conservatoire, Vocal Department, and a year later, following the advice from the then director of the Conservatoire, A. Rubinstein, transferred to Composer Department where he learned from N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov and took harmony lessons from Y.I. Iogansen.
1918 - He founded a music school in Kutaisi.
1921 - Was the head of the music department of Georgian SSR (Soviet Socialist Republic) People's Education Commissariat.
1926-1927 - Finished his opera Tamar Tsbieri (titled Daredjan Tsbieri in the second edition) and wrote a cantata Slava ZAGES (Vive the Transcaucasian Hydroelectric Plant).
1937 - Died on November 21st in Kutaisi.
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