BBC Radio 3 has selected pianist Giorgi Gigashvili as the latest winner of the coveted Terence Judd-Hallé Award.

Each year an exceptional pianist on the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme is chosen as the winner of the award and this year’s prize includes exciting concerto and chamber performance opportunities during the Hallé’s 2024-25 Manchester Season, which will be announced on Thursday 2 May.


The Prize

  • at least one concerto performance with the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall
  • a chamber recital with Hallé musicians at Hallé St Peter’s
  • a solo recital as part of the Manchester Mid-Day Concert Series
  • a cash prize of £7,000


Giorgi Gigashvili

Giorgi Gigashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2000 and studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatory. Giorgi has already won major prizes in Spain, Italy, Zurich and Israel and adds the Terence-Judd-Hallé Award as his first UK-based prize. His debut album Meeting My Shadow was released in April 2023 to great critical acclaim.


Terence Judd

In 1979, Terence Judd, a remarkably gifted pianist, tragically passed away at the age of 22. A trust was established in 1982, and for over four decades, the Terence Judd-Hallé award has been presented in his honour. Celebrated pianists such as Sir Stephen Hough, Nikolai Lugansky, Elisabeth Brauss, and last year’s recipient, Tom Borrow, have been notable beneficiaries of this prestigious award.