Victor Dolidze (composer)

Viktor Isidorovich Dolidze (ვიქტორ ისიდორეს ძე დოლიძე, 1890–1933) was a Soviet-Georgian composer.

Victor Dolidze was born on 18 July 1890 in the city of Ozurgeti, Kutais Governorate in a poor peasant family.

He studied at Tiflis commercial school. In 1910 he won the first prize at a local mandolin contest[which?].

After his high-school graduation he attended the Kiev Commercial Institute, and concurrently began to work in a music school for violin and composition. In 1917 he graduated from college and returned to Georgia and dedicated himself to music.

Viktor Dolidze is the author of several operas, including the first Georgian comic opera (Opera buffa) Keto and Kote (with his own libretto based on the comedy Khanuma by Avksenty Tsagareli, 1919).

Viktor Dolidze died on 24 May 1933 in Tiflis.[1]


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