Giya Kancheli (Georgian: გია ყანჩელი; August 10, 1935 – October 2, 2019) was an Georgian composer. After the fall of the Soviet Union he became famous as one of the composers who resisted pressure to conform to official Soviet styles of music. Kancheli has composed many soundtracks for movies such as Mimino, Kin-dza-dza!, Passport, Blue Mountains, The Eccentrics, and Extraordinary Exhibition.
|Born||July 10, 1935|
Tbilisi, Georgia (country)
|Died||October 2, 2019 (aged 84)|
|Genres||Film score, contemporary classical music, jazz|
|Associated acts||Jansug Kakhidze|
- "Giya Kancheli". The Living Composers Project. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Joseph Stevenson. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Умер Гия Канчели - создатель музыки к "Мимино" и "Кин-дза-дза" (in Russian)