Alexander Khaindrava, Principal Guest Conductor of the Klaipeda Music Theatre in Lithuania, is one ofthe most prominent Georgian conductors.
At the Klaipeda Music Theatre he, among other, conducted a newproduction of Iolanta together with Lithuanian stage director Raimondas Banionis and wasacclaimed by both critics and audience for this work.
Founder and Music Director of the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra (Tbilisi), he led this company to the international level and toured with it to Germany, Baltic Countries, Chili.
Prepared the Tbilisi Opera Orchestra for the concert with Placido Domingo and deserved a great recognition for this job.
Graduated the Estonian State Music and Theatre Academy as a
symphony and opera conductor (professor Arvo Volmer) and since that time frequently conducts symphony and chamber orchestras in hishomeland Georgia and also in Armenia, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany.
Started his musical education as a contrabassist in Tbilisi, Georgia, later continued and graduated the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Was the only one, who was chosen to play with Claudio Abbado at the Mahler Youth Orchestra as solo contrabass player. Worked at the Mariinsky Theatre, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanazava Chamber Orchestra (Japan).