Georgy Kovalev, born in 1990 in Tiflis (Georgia), is one of the leading violist of his generation.
After finishing his studies with Yuri Bashmet in Moscow and Nobuko Imai (Kronberg Academy), currently he is a student of Tabea Zimmermann, HFM Hans Eisler, Berlin.
As a soloist Georgy Kovalev has performed with leading orchestras such as the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra among others. In February 2018 Georgy recorded CD with Bachs "The Art of The Fugue" with Delian Quartett on German Radio.
He is a prize winner and a finalist of international competitions such us Yuri Bashmet International Competition in Moscow, Tokyo International Viola Competition.
In 2011 he received the Neva Foundation Prize awarded by the Verbier Festival.
His chamber music partners included Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Fazil Say, Emanuel Ax, Jörg Widmann, at renowned international music festivals such as Schubertiade, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Rheingau Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival.