The Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia expresses its deepest condolences over the death of Gia Kancheli.
"Gia Kancheli's unforgettable music will always be a faithful companion for us and for future generations. Kancheli’s work is a priceless musical treasure for Georgia and the world", noted the statement of the Minister of Culture and Sports.
The Ministry also quotes Gia Kancheli: "I will be happy if my work is not forgotten in the future and is perceived as an attempt to escape from the darkness and strive for the light."
Famous composer Gia Kancheli died at the age of 84.