George Gvarjaladze, aka. Gvaji, is a Georgian sound designer, music tech specialist, producer and a composer. Emerging as a musician and a sound engineer in the late 90s, right after several wars that county has undergone, he step by step has taken the sound direction to the whole new level.
Starting as a bass player with several bands of that time, he has gradually learned recording, mixing and mastering all by himself. Despite that post-soviet period and regained independence have brought a harsh time to Georgia, local music scene was rather blooming. Both underground and mainstream music bands were appearing one after another and Gvaji was the one to be there to provide a decent sound which wasn’t common. Involved in the development of once emerging and now prominent musicians, such as Giga Mikaberidze, deceased Irakli Charkviani, Lado Burduli, Robi Kukhianidze and Nino Katamadze, has been evolving himself as a professional sound director and producer. First recordings were made in his tiny room, then a bigger room and finally Gvaji Records has found his base at Georgian Film Studio’s unique recording hall and studio with world class equipment of his own.
Gvaji’s background counts positions of a technical manager at Venue-Club “Adjara Music Hall”, a sound designer at sound recording studio “Mi-Fa-Si”, a host of a TV-Radio-Internet Live Show “Live Sound” at Stereo1, a sound engineer/technical manager in “Georgian Dream” recording studio and label, technical manager in Silk Factory Studio.
Some of his proudest achievements are recording and producing music for world acclaimed Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet, working as a sound director for live stream and recording of Khatia Buniatishvili and Zubin Mehta concert with Israel Philarmonic Orchestra for Mezzo TV, recording of several tracks of Katie Melua and Gori Women Choir…
Gvaji’s impressive contribution to the field of sound engineering can also be measured by his teaching career and more than NUMBERof students that now work independently and provide high-class service to musicians, filmmakers, clubs and recording studios.
He continues to teach sound engineering at CES (Creative Education Studio), works on films and commercials, produces several bands and performers, such as MokuMoku. Bedford Falls, Sophy Villy … and tries to find time for his own music.