Music Is My Life
Jazz Is My Passion
"At his best times
he reminds me of the best
jazz violin player in the world..."
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"He masters the Grappelli sound to the extent even the Maestro himself couldn't tell who was playing." "It seems that no style of music is unknown to him" "He brought a fresh breath of eastern music."
- Honeysuckle Rose
- I'm coming Virginia
A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Imereli graduated from the National Musical Academy of Georgia in Tbilisi as a soloist. After completing his studies, he taught for six years at the prestigious Tbilisi College of Music.
Inspired by the great Stephane Grappelli who became his friend and mentor, Vitali started playing Gipsy Jazz. In 1996 Vitali released his album "Tribute to Stephane Grappelli", where he masters the Grappelli sound so brilliantly that even the maestro himself could not distinguish between his own and Vitali's play. Stephane had great admiration for Vitali and gladly accepted an offer of the world tour with him. Unfortunately the tour never took place because Stephane passed away.
Vitali imereli & Rio Climente