Georgy Kovalev, born in 1990 in Tiflis (Georgia), is one of the leading violist of his generation. He performed with leading orchestras such as the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra among others .
He is a prize winner and a finalist of international competitions such us Yuri Bashmet International Competition in Moscow, Tokyo International Viola Competition.
In 2011 he received the Neva Foundation Prize awarded by the Verbier Festival.
After studying with Matthias Buchholz and Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy, currently he completes his Master degree with Tabea Zimmerman at Hfm Hans Eisler in Berlin.
His chamber music partners included Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Fazil Say, Frans Helmerson, Emanuel Ax, Jörg Widmann, Viviane Hagner, Claudio Bohorquez, Lawrence Lesser, at renowned international music festivals such as Schubertiade, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Rheingau Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival.
Georgy Kovalev has performed at concert venues such as the Victoria Hall(Geneva), Theatre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Prinz Regent Theater Hall (Munich), Gordon Bennett Hall (Chicago), Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
His future engagements include solo recitals and concertos in USA, Germany, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy, Austria, Greece.