"... exotic, beautifully modulated style...
- New York Times
"... as riveting as any world beat act."
- Now Magazine
"This music is hundreds of years old, its origins deep in the Caucasus Mountains, harmonious and throaty."
- Weekend Edition, NPR
"... superb blend and tuning... outstanding, both as an introduction to a rich musical tradition and as an example of highly accomplished a cappella singing."
- Toronto Globe and Mail
"This music vibrates up your body, and by the time it gets to the back of your neck, the little hairs on the back of your neck are standing up. It's quite wonderful."
- Metro Morning, CBC
"... their performances are entirely convincing, and they've all sung with choirs in Georgia... Magnificent."
"... three eloquent voices and Georgian instruments (also played by the singers) blend exquisitely in unusual tunings and thrilling harmonic modulations."
- The Whole Note
"... the music sounds lush and resonant, revealing the Trio's nimble counterpoint, angular voice-leading, and strident chord tunings in all their dissonant glory."
- BBC Music Magazine
1oth anniversary concert, Toronto, 2004
Trio Kavkasia (meaning "Caucasus") consists of three North Americans who together have more than eighty-five 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 decades 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 numerous 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."
Anzor Erkomaishvili interviewing the trio in 1995
on his weekly TV show, "100 Georgian Folk Songs"