Kavkasia (meaning “Caucasus”) consists of three North Americans who together have more than sixty years of experience singing the traditional music of the Republic of Georgia. In 1994 we formed a professional vocal trio dedicated to studying and performing that music. In the years since then, we have performed everywhere from Lincoln Center to the Tbilisi Opera House.
We sing concerts and lead workshops in North America, and we have made several extended visits to Georgia to study with singers there, both in professional ensembles and in remote villages.
In 1997 each of us was made a State Prize Laureate and was awarded the Silver Medal of the Georgian Ministry of Culture “for profound knowledge of the folk music of Georgia and his role in its popularization around the world.”