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International Music Festival "Pearl of New York 2018"
Start Date: 11/4/2018Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 11/4/2018End Time: 9:30 PM
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International Music Festival "Pearl of New York 2018" and Georgian Artist Art Exhibition-Auction

November 4th at 7PM
Tickets $20, $30 at the door


The third International Musical Festival “Pearl of New York 2018” hosts the singers all around the world.

During six months of careful casting, more than 50 solo singers from Georgia, United States, Latvia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and Italy have been chosen by their vocal abilities and performance.

Participants from 5 to 26 will be divided into five age groups and each will be judged separately in Traditional Folk, World Hit, Jazz, and Creative Song categories.

Diana Bagrationi Foundation ( is Organizing Partner of International Music Festival “Pearl of New York 2018”.

The Jury is comprised of nine professionals. The Head Juror is an established European composer and singer Helena Loriana Schwilpe, the President of Riga Symphony Festival, who has a record of judging more than sixty international festivals and competitions.

Here is the list of our outstanding jurors: Diana Bagrationi Ph. D – President of Diana Bagrationi Foundation, Board of Director for the New York Music Foundation, Board of Director for the New York Piano Festival. Nutsa Shanshiashvili – well-known musician and singer; Vasil Kolkhidashvili – Opera singer; Mariana Tsolova – Bulgarian artist; Helena Pinjuian – the founder of Russian Theatre-Studio “Neposedy”; Tolga Gurdil – Turkish TV producer; Merab Ebralidze – the pianist; Manana Askurava – vocal trainer,

The prizes range from motivation gifts to monetary prizes. The grand prix winners will also gain eligibility to participate in several international festivals, including “Riga Symphony 2019“, “Sanremo Junior 2019“, “Planet of Art, Florida 2019“, “Bucharest Music festival 2019”.

Gala Concert will be held in Engelman Recital Hall (55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010) on November 4th, 2018 and we are proud to announce that the entire income from it will be donated to "Stand Up To Cancer" ( Besides, traditionally, on premises the Festival also will host Art exhibition-auction of talented masters: Ivane Zakaidze - master of handmade jewellery and Leila Kutsadze - painter and 11 year painter - Davit Metreveli.
Also you will have chance to taste Georgian Food and Famous Wine! 

Originally, the Festival has been founded in Georgia where its founder Tamar Gogoberidze and her team have named it “Pearl of Batumi”. From the very beginning the Festival has been dedicated to give opportunity to young performers to gain their international visibility.

The success in Batumi, Georgia laid foundation for the Festival to cross the ocean thanks to support of Americans. 

“We hope, the Festival will be held in different places in future. It can come again to Georgia,- bigger and with wider representation”, - says the organizer of the Festival, Tamar Gogoberidze. 

Contact Information:
Phone: 866-811-4111
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